How to easily change your location on Tinder
- 1How to easily change your location on Tinder
- 2How Tinder tracks your location
- 3Can you fake your location on Tinder?
- 4Fake your location on iOS
Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps available. Like other similar apps, Tinder offers a convenient platform for those who want to make connections with people in their local area.
But what if you want to search outside of your local community?
Whether you just want to broaden your search or are a person who travels a lot, changing the location of Tinder can be very convenient. If you need to change your location on Tinder, read on. In this article, I’ll show you how to fake your location so that Tinder thinks you’re somewhere other than where you really are.
How Tinder tracks your location
Tinder works by extracting its location from your phone’s GPS service. The application searches for possible matches in the search radius that you specify, which can be from 1 to 100 km.
So if the perfect person is 101km away, you’re out of luck, unless you convince Tinder that you’re in a different place than what your phone says.
Fortunately, if you need to change the location of Tinder, you can do so using the functions found in the application itself.
Change your location with Tinder Plus
The simplest and most direct way to change your location is to be a Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold subscriber. Premium customers can change locations whenever they want, and they get some side benefits of that ability as well.
Tinder Plus costs $ 9.99 per month, and Tinder Gold costs even more, so the ability to switch places at will is not free.
The relocation feature is called Tinder Passport and it allows you to change your location in the app as many times as you like. You can only pass through one city at a time, but you can set up to four default locations, allowing you to quickly switch from one place to another. Every time you enter the fifth location, Tinder will delete the oldest location you previously set.
The good news for premium users is that by setting your location to a new place, you get the coveted rookie boost, which is a great way to get more matches! This can be a significant benefit to your visibility and is a very unknown bonus for using Passport.
Using the passport is simple. You just have to go to the application settings, and look for “Discovery settings”. Touch the bar that says “Swiping in” (for Android) or “Location” (for iOS users), and the location selection screen will appear. You can then select an existing location by tapping on it, or tap “Add a new location” and the map will open.
Enter the location where you really want to “be”, and your stack of Tinder cards will reset to that location. Keep in mind that it may take a while for new potential partners to appear on your record.
Also, keep in mind that while passing through the new Passport location, your distance will show up in those matches as any distance between your Passport location and where you actually are physically, so you may want to add something to your bio to explain why people agree with you even if you are 4,284 kilometers away.
Can you fake your location on Tinder?
Although Tinder offers an official way to change locations, some users may not want to spend extra money for the feature.
In this case, there are some unofficial methods that you can take advantage of to spoof your location on Tinder. Keep in mind that these methods are not completely foolproof. Tinder works hard to prevent people from spoofing their location. With that said, the following methods are generally reliable ways to spoof your location while using Tinder.
Fake your location on Android
Due to the accessibility of GPS information on an Android phone, you can easily spoof your location on Tinder using a third-party app.
Follow these steps to get started:
- Download and install a fake GPS app for Android.
- Open the settings menu of your Android device.
- Navigate to Development Options .
- Activate development options.
- If your phone has a toggle to allow false spots , turn it on.
- Tap on Select mock location app .
- Select your fake GPS app.
- Go back to Settings and then to Location .
- Select the location mode and change it to Device only (GPS only) .
- Open the Tinder app and navigate to Settings and Discovery .
- Change the search distance to something different to force Tinder to retrieve your location.
- Start pulsing!
Tinder seems to be constantly working to remove this hack with each new version of the app they release, so if this doesn’t work, you may have to try using another fake GPS app or a totally different method.
Fake your location on iOS
Faking your location on an iPhone is much more difficult because Apple doesn’t want you to do it. There are a number of applications that claim to be able to spoof your GPS without having to jailbreak the phone. One that seems to work is iTools from ThinkSky.
iTools will allow you to change your location three times for free in the trial version; after that, you will have to pay to use the program. It costs $ 30.95 or more, depending on the license level you want and the number of devices you want to install it on. iTools also only works on iOS versions 12 and below.
Another option is to leak your iPhone. We have an article that reviews the pros and cons of this approach. Jailbreaking your phone is risky and not for the cautious or inexperienced user; you can easily turn your iPhone into a very expensive and ineffective paperweight. Explaining how it is done is beyond the scope of this article. If you decide to jailbreak your iPhone, be careful and get expert help in the process.