How to Fake Your Location on Google Maps Android

If you’re on Android and want to spoof your location in Google Maps, you have a few options.

The first is to enable mock location that is available in Developer options.

All you need to do is activate Developer options by going to Settings > About phone > tap on the Build number seven times.

Then in Settings go back to the main page, scroll down to Developer options, and select it.

Toggle on Allow mock locations and then open Google Maps or any other GPS-based app.

In this example I’m faking my location to New York City, though you don’t have to fake your location in such an obvious way if you don’t want to. You can make it seem like you’re somewhere else as a means of stopping friends from bothering you or stopping those stalkers in your life from knowing where you actually are.

I use this trick sometimes if Google Maps thinks I’m still at work when I left hours ago. It has a tendency to do that every once in awhile, so this is a good way of straightening things out without having to wait for Google’s servers to catch up with reality.

The second option is to use a third-party app like Fake GPS Location. Using this app, you can set your location to anywhere in the world with just two simple taps. It also has other features that make it more useful than just a fake GPS location app.

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