Wondering how to set fake location on iPhone? Or thinking why would anyone want to have fake location in Find my Friends app on iPhone? Find My Friends is one app in iPhone that has both advantages as well as disadvantages for you.
Find my Friends is a great app to stay informed about your loved ones especially young kids or old parents who like their independence. Keep posted about the location when your loved ones are away from home or on the move. But Find my Friends can be a nuisance as well if you have control freaks in your life. Be it an overly suspicious partner or overbearing parents, Find my Friends can really make life a mess.
Therefore, there are many people who can either disable Find my Friends app nor un-friend the stalker in their lives. The only solution for them is to set fake location on iPhone to get some peace in their life.
How To Set Fake Location on iPhone for iOS 10
Just like Maps app, Find my Friends is also a map app but one that reads your current location and plots the location of friends on the same map. This way you can see your friends moving in real-time and can see their distance from you in miles. Therefore, you may want to set a fake location in Find my Friends app to keep your privacy.
There are also some apps that gather your location information. For an instance, you may share your photos with others without knowing that your location information is attached to your photos. If your will set fake location on iPhone or iPad, wrong information will be detected in apps such as photos.
There are also games and streaming apps that are restricted in some regions. You must have encountered this once in a while that you tried to stream a video and got the message, ‘This video is unavailable in your country/location.’ Fake location on iPhone can let you bypass this blackout restriction for many apps. This enables you to watch TV shows or movies that are restricted due to your location.
People also try to set fake location in Find my Friends for dating apps like Tinder. Then there are some who want fake location on iPhone to catch their Pokémon by changing their location on their phones instead of getting up and out to that location themselves. Then there are some others who just want to get a fake location to make their friends jealous or have some fun.
How to Set Fake Location on iOS 10 for Find my Friends
To get a fake location in Find my Friends you have a couple of tweaks from Cydia. This obviously means that you need to Jailbreak your device. You can get tweaks like FMFNotifier or LocationFaker to set fake location on iPhone down to the exact coordinates. Their interface is simple and you can change the location by just dragging the pin and dropping wherever you want. Zoom in to drop the pin at some exact location to set as a fake location in Find my Friends.
Install FMFNotifier to set Fake location in iphone
- Launch Cydia and refresh Sources.
- Search FMFNotifier package. Get the tweak from BigBoss repo.
- Install the package.
- Go to Settings to configure FMFNotifier.
You can not only set a fake location in Find my Friends but FMFNotifier also alerts you when your location is requested by a friend or an app.
Install LocationFaker to get fake location on iPhone.
- Launch Cydia and search for LocationFaker in the search tab at the bottom.
- Select the version suited for your iOS.
- Tap Install.
- Find the app icon on your home screen once the installation is complete.
With LocationFaker, set favorite locations to change locations quickly. Also, turn LocationFaker on/off whenever you want or let it work in the background 24/7.
Update: You can now jailbreak iOS 10 from iOS 10 – iOS 10.2 running firmware devices. It can allow you to easily install fake location cydia tweaks on your iPhone and iPad devices. Here are all the latest jailbreak guides that you can use to achieve iOS 10 Jailbreak