How to Hide Your Location Without Turning It Off

by The Aceclicks Team Location Tips Published On Jul 27, 2023 Updated On Oct 23, 2023
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The advancement of technology comes with both perks and snags. One major concern is our safety and privacy.

A device's location can easily be pinpointed by anyone with the right software and knowledge the moment the owner accesses his applications.

If this is an issue for you, don't worry. There are numerous ways to hide your iPhone's location, and I have listed them here in great detail for your convenience.

Shall we dive in?

Hide Your Location Without Turning It Off

Best Option: Hide Location on iPhone with iOS GPS Changer

If you are an iPhone user who is experienced in manipulating your device's location for games and such, then you are no doubt familiar with iMocker

This tool allows you to change and fake your iPhone's location while staying within the comfort of your own home.

It is widely used for location-based games such as Pokémon GO. The best part is that jailbreaking isn't required for this software.

Follow these steps to hide your location using iMocker:

1. First up, download and install iMocker onto your computer.

2. After installing, run the program and connect your iPhone to your computer. Then, click Start on the main screen to see your device's current location on the map.

3. Next, teleport to a different location by activating Teleport mode. The clickable icon should be on the upper-right corner of the screen.

4. After that, enter the address of the place you want to go to on the search bar and click GO to proceed.

5. From there, you will be directed to the desired location. Make sure that it is your intended location.

Finally, click Move Here to teleport your device's location to your intended coordinates.

After successfully changing your location using iMocker, the new coordinates will remain the same until you restart your device or use the software to reset your location once again. Always remember to check the map to verify the set and current location.

Hide Location By Sharing Location From Another Device

If you happen to have more than one Apple device, you can actually share the location of another device at home with the device that you are using.

This way, you can roam around freely while your location will remain the same, giving the impression that you aren't moving at all.

However, you should use a reasonable location in this case. Furthermore, if you remain in one place for a long time, people who you are sharing location with may get suspicious.

Here are the steps on how to share your location with another device:

  1. First, make sure that both iOS devices have the same iOS account logged into them.
  2. After that, open the Settings app on your alternate device.
  3. Next, tap on your name which can be found at the top portion of your screen.
  4. Then, tap on Find My.
  5. Finally, select 'Use This iPhone as My Location'.

Hide Your Location by Turning it Off

1. Stop Sharing Your Location from Settings

The previous method isn't possible for everyone, as some users may only have one iPhone with them. If that is the case for you, then you can go for a simpler approach and turn off the "Share My Location" option.

This will completely hide your iPhone's location, leaving your family members none the wiser. They will find out you are off the grid when they check the location tracking App such as Find My or Life360.

Here's how to do stop sharing your location from settings:

  1. First, open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Next, tap on Privacy.
  3. Then, tap on Location services.
  4. Finally, simply turn off 'Share My Location'.

With the 'Share My Location' option on, the family members that you have set on your phone will be able to track you. However, if turned off, your device will be invisible to them.

2. Stop Sharing Your Location from Find My App

Your location can also be tracked through the Find My app on iPhone. The app functions similarly to the built-in location services on your iPhone.

It allows you to share your locations with others as they share their location with you. This is helpful for monitoring and safety purposes.

However, if you disable location sharing, anyone on your list or in your circle will be notified.

If you prefer to stay hidden at times, here's how to do it:

  1. First, open the Find My app.
  2. Tap on People on the bottom corner of your screen.
  3. Then, select on a person you don't want to share your location with and select Stop Sharing My Location.

This is a more selective method wherein you can choose who gets to know where you are and vice versa. You can enable and disable this at your discretion as well.

3. Stop Sharing Your Location from Other Specific Apps

Almost all applications ask for access to the location when you install them. If you don't want to let other specific Apps get access to your location, here's how to stop sharing location with them:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Choose the Privacy settings.
  3. Choose the location services.
  4. Pick the Apps you want to prevent from using location services.

4. Hide the Precise Location from iPhone

While using the Find My app stated earlier and the Messages app on your iPhone, you can set your location to an approximate one instead of your precise location.

This gives other people an idea of where you might be, even though they won't know exactly where.

This feature was introduced in iOS 14, and it is great for privacy purposes, benefiting both you and your applications.  

Here is how you do it:

  1. First, open the Settings app and select Privacy.
  2. After that, select Location Services.
  3. Tap on Find My.
  4. Next, toggle the Precise Location option to off.
  5. Finally, do the previous steps for the other applications such as Messages.

After doing this, people will only be able to get a general sense of where you are. If you are trying to hide completely, this isn't the method for you.

For people wanting to hide in the same city but different homes on the other hand, this method can be quite handy.

Avoid Using Airplane Mode

Your phone has a built-in GPS that can be tracked even when in Airplane mode for emergency situations, because it is based on satellites.

However, there are other ways that Airplane mode could affect location-based services. The phone turns off cellular connectivity and maybe (depending on the smartphone you are using) Wi-Fi as well, so if you were sharing your position with another user for instance, that will likely not work in airplane mode.

Another downside is that when Airplane Mode is turned on, all connections on your phone are switched off. These include your Wi-Fi, cellular data. It is quite inconvenient for yourself.

In the situation that your iPhone is in Airplane Mode, your device will show its last known location as its current location.



There are many reasons why a person would opt to hide their location on their phones. It could be they prefer to be private or they could be planning a surprise. Hiding your phone's location is not a hard thing to do as there are many ways to do it depending on your preference.

The various methods include turning Airplane Mode on, sharing the location of an alternate device, turning your location off from your phone and others. You can even utilize an external software such as iMocker to fake your location and change it as you want without turning it off.

Everyone has a right to privacy, and these methods can help give you that. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit us up at the comment section below.

The Aceclicks Team
Being at the forefront of iOS and Android device management, our Aceclicks team is acutely aware of the growing need for exceptional support for iPhone and Android users. This realization inspired the development of our widely adopted Aceclicks iPhone and Android software suite.
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