Although location information is pretty harmless and often desirable, once in a while you do need to set a fake location on your iPhone. For most people it’s a matter of privacy and security. You never know how your location information is being shared. With fake location set on your iPhone and other iOS devices, you don’t need to worry about its misuse.
Besides privacy issues, there are other reasons users look for ways to set fake location on their iOS devices. Pokémon Go app is one of the top reasons people look to set fake locations. Since it wants the users to physically walk to catch their cute monsters, location spoofing is desirable. For those who can’t walk an app that lets them fake their location is a must have.
Location spoofing comes with great deals as well. Local businesses like restaurants, coffee shops or play lands give you discount deals if they find you frequent their place. The way it works is that if you’re the one who logs in at their place more often, you might get a free ice cream or a pizza on half price on your next visit. With tweaks to set fake location people get benefit from these schemes.
Regardless of what your reasons for location spoofing are, we’re going to show you a couple of Cydia tweaks to set fake location on your iPhone or other iOS devices.
How to Set Fake Location on iPhone/iPad
Let’s discuss the Cydia tweaks you can use to set fake location on your iPhone or other iOS devices that are jailbroken.
LocationHandle – Fake Location Cydia Tweak
LocationHandle is a Jailbreak tweak that lets you set fake location on your iPhone pretty easily. You can use it to set false location in Facebook, Twitter, Find my friends and many others social media apps.
Follow the steps below to get LocationHandle on your iPhone and other iOS devices.
- Launch Cydia.
- Go to Search and look for LocationHandle. You can get it from BigBoss repo.
- Install LocationHandle.
- Open the app from its icon on home screen and change your location right away.
LocationHandle is easy enough for the beginners and also has many advanced features for those who have experience of location spoofing. There are many ways you can set fake location by this Cydia tweak. You can drag on the map to change the base coordinates or use the search option. Furthermore, you can run Address search, Coordinate search, Automatic and Offset.
LocationFaker – Set Fake Location on iOS 10
This is yet another tweak to fake location on your iPhone and iOS devices. This is a paid Cydia tweak at a price of $2.99 and supports iOS firmware starting from iOS 5 to iOS 9. LocationFaker is quite similar to LocationHandle in the way it works.
LocationFaker is easy to use as you can set a fake location on your iPhone by just tapping on the map in the app. Once the false location is set, get out of the app and location spoofing will work in the background. Any app that you open now will pick up the false location set by the LocationFaker.
Steps to install LocationFaker:
- Launch Cydia
- Go to Search and look for LocationFaker.
- Install it and find its icon on home screen.
- Launch the app to set fake location in iPhone.
With LocationFaker, you can easily turn your fake location On and Off. When the fake location is set to On, any app with location detector will pick the wrong location. When the LocationFaker is set to Off, your original location will be detected.
We hope that these tweaks will help you set fake location on your iPhone and iOS devices and let you enjoy your privacy in peace.