There are plenty of reasons to fake your location, from playing mobile games to fooling Netflix. Here’s the best Android apps to do that.
Are you looking for a way to catch those location-specific Pokémon in Go? Want some rare Harry Potter: Wizards Unite “foundables” only available in another country? Or do you just want to fool your friends into thinking you’re on the other side of the planet? Well, you need a GPS spoofer, then!
Here are the best GPS spoofing apps on Android. These are all free and don’t require you to root/jailbreak your smartphone or tablet. Instead, you can just tinker with a Developer option on your device.
Fake GPS Go Location Spoofer is available as both a free and paid version. If you want to fake your location on Android, then the free version of this app will help you do so.
There are plenty of features available to use within the free version, although the paid version has some extras that make playing GPS locator games a little bit easier. For free, though, you can spoof your location on any version of Android, and as long as you’re running Android 6.0 or above, you don’t even need to root your device.
The paid version will net you some neat features like joystick mode (which makes playing games a lot easier) and GPX import to allow you to program routes using standard GPS data files, rather than inside the application. Not that the paid version has a slightly different title; Fake GPS Joystick
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Download: Fake GPS Go Location Spoofer (Free, Premium Version available)
If a joystick feature is something you simply must have, then Fake GPS Location Professional is a must. Unlike Fake GPS Go Location Spoofer, the free version of this app comes with a joystick as standard, so you’ll be able to control your double agent in Ingress Prime without a hitch.
The app is easy to navigate and boasts a simple user interface, making it unfussy and free of clutter; just what you need when you’re trying to spoof your location accurately. Note that if you want to use the app, you’ll have to make a few changes behind the scenes, using your handset’s developer mode.
You can save a list of your favorite locations within the app, and simply jump to them when you need to. This is great for grabbing last-minute Pokémon from a location on the other side of the planet!
Download: Fake GPS Location Professional (Free)
Fake GPS is a quick and easy app to use. If you’re new to GPS location spoofing and want to give it a try, Fake GPS is a great place to start, thanks to an easy to navigate user interface and simple operation.
You can choose to fake your GPS using both coordinates (for a more accurate spoof) or by location (for more generalized spoofing), which makes this an excellent app for a wide range of uses.
Note that this app won’t work with Pokémon Go, so if this is the reason you want to spoof your location, you should try a different app. If you only want to fake your location to fool services in another geographical zone, though, it will work a charm.
Download: Fake GPS (Free)
Fake GPS Location Professional is a fairly new app compared to the rest on this list, but you shouldn’t overlook it. It is very simple to set up and use; the developer provides all the instructions you need to get the app up and running on your handset. You’ll being generating mock locations before you know it!
This app has no joystick function, so if you want to control your spoofed self in a location across the globe, with pinpoint accuracy, then another app might be a more suitable venture. However, for simple mock location features, Fake GPS Location 2021 is a great app.
Starting and stopping your spoofing session couldn’t be easier, either. Just drop your marker on the map, tap Start Fake GPS Location, and away you go (or at least you pretend to…).
Download: Fake GPS Location 2021 (Free)
Regularly updated and free to use (with a premium version available), GPS Emulator is a great option for a wide variety of location spoofing activities. Searching for that elusive dino-DNA in Jurassic World Alive? Then GPS Emulator will help you complete those Hybrid challenges in no time.
The mapping system comes in several flavors, and you’ll be familiar with them if you’ve ever used Google Maps (which you almost certainly will have done).
You can get satellite imagery, which shows a photographic aerial view; terrain imagery, which is a standard graphical map with the topography illustrated (not that you’ll actually be walking up any hills); and normal map view, which is a standard graphical street map.
Download: GPS Emulator (Free)
If you want ease of use, then Fake GPS Location: Joystick and Routes is a great app to choose. As you might be able to tell, the app comes with pinpoint accurate joystick controls, so you can appear as though you’re walking around the streets of any location you choose.
As with the other apps on this list, Fake GPS Location: Joystick and Routes doesn’t require you to root or jailbreak your Android smartphone. You simply need to head into the Developer settings on your smartphone, enable Allow Mock Locations, and you’ll be good for pretending you’re on vacation in Europe!
You may experience problems using this app with Pokémon GO. If that is what you need it for, then perhaps give another app on this list a try.
Download: Fake GPS Location: Joystick and Routes (Free)
Location Changer is a great app, as it has a full set of features for the advanced location spoofer. You can use multi-point spoofing, which means you can drop several points on the map and make it look like you’re walking between landmarks in a specific location, for example.
As the name suggests, you also get the helpful joystick controller, making this a great option for playing LBS (location-based services) games like Pokémon Go, Orna RPG, or Parallel Worlds.
The control system should be very familiar to you as well. The app behaves like Google Maps, so (for example) pressing and holding your thumb or finger on the map will drop a location pin. From here you can drop others and link them up, then set your app off to spoof your location!
Download: Location Changer – Fake GPS Location with Joystick (Free)
Now You Can Spoof Your Location on Your Android Smartphone or Tablet
Now, spoofing your location should be easy, and you can traverse the world without even leaving the comfort of your armchair. Apps like this are (generally) great for fooling LBS games like Pokémon Go and Ingress Prime. Plus, if you want to prank your pals, you can; just spoof your location and then share your live location on WhatsApp…
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Ste is the Partnership manager, Junior Gaming Editor, and a contributing writer here at MUO. He is passionate about a wide variety of technology, from games consoles, personal and home audio, through to smartphones and wellness devices.
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