Find My is a very useful app to have on your iPhone. It lets you track the location of your friends and family and share your current location with them. For security reasons, it is important to let your nearest and dearest know where you are. But what if you do not want it? How to change Find My iPhone location? Is it even possible?
Sometimes there are situations where you do not want people to know where you are. But Find My iPhone uses your device’s default location, so it is almost impossible to change the location without any external support. There are some apps and methods like Tenorshare, iAnyGo, and VPN services you can use to fake your location. You can also turn your location sharing off to not let anyone know about your location.
This article will discuss the methods and apps you can use to fake your location on Find My iPhone and temporarily turn off your location. Please read ahead.
Change Find My iPhone Location.
Changing your iPhone’s default GPS location is impossible as it is somewhat illegal and sounds fishy. However, several apps let you do that if you want to do so.
If you go to the Apple App Store and search for the term ‘Fake Location,’ you will find numerous apps claiming to change your device’s default location. But we have tried several of them and didn’t find them working properly. So, we do not advise you to use such apps.
However, there are other apps that you can use, such as Tenorshare iAnyGo, which will let you change your location by faking a trip to that location. This is more like a correct approach when you want to change the default GPS location of your iPhone so that Find My iPhone will show it.
Use Location Spoofing Computer App [Tenorshare iAnyGo]
Tenorshare iAnyGo is a paid computer app that you can use to change the Find My iPhone location by connecting your iPhone to your computer. You can also simulate GPS movement to the target location with this app.
Simply download the app from the website and follow the below steps to change your location on Find My iPhone.
Step 1: Launch the app on your computer.
Step 2: The default setting on the app is Change Location. Connect your iPhone to the computer using a cable.
Note: Your iPhone may ask you to Trust the computer if you are using it for the first time. Click Trust to proceed.
Step 3: You will see the Enter button on the app’s home screen. Click it and go to the next screen.
Step 4: The app will list the devices connected to the computer. Choose your iPhone and click Next.
Step 5: The app will show you the map with your current location. Look for the input bar on the top-left corner and input the desired location you want to change to.
As stated earlier, this app will simulate GPS movement from your current location to the location you choose to change to. So, the top-right bar will show you your current location along with the location you choose as the destination.
Step 6: Now look for the Start To Modify button on the bar and click on it.
The app will now start to simulate the GPS changes with a cooldown timer alongside. Do not perform any location-based activities until this cooldown time is completed to avoid any soft ban from the apps and services. Sudden location changes may trigger some apps and features to label your device suspicious and ban it.
Use VPNs To Change Location
If you are unwilling to use the location spoofing apps, there is another way you can change your location on Find My iPhone. VPN services are usually a very good idea if you want to change your location. The downside of using a VPN in this situation is that you cannot set your own location but have to select among the server locations of the VPN service.
Another downside is that not all VPN services let you do this. Only some paid VPN services, such as Surf Shark and NordVPN, offer this location spoofing service. You can subscribe to the service and change the VPN server to the location of your choice.
Turn Off Your Find My iPhone Location.
If you are trying not to let someone know about your location, another alternative to location spoofing will be to turn off the location sharing on your iPhone. This will completely stop your iPhone from sharing your current location.
There are several ways you can turn off the location-sharing option. Some of them are listed and explained below.
Turn Off Location Sharing
Location sharing is a function on all iPhones that, if turned On, will let your device share your location with services and apps such as Find My iPhone. This feature can be turned off whenever you want by simply following the below steps.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Privacy.
Step 3: Now tap on Location Services.
Step 4: Toggle off the Location services and tap on the Share My Location button.
Step 5: Again, toggle off the Share My Location option.
With these steps, you will successfully turn off location sharing, and no one will be able to know your location.
Enable Airplane Mode
Enabling the Airplane mode will also stop your device from sharing your current location. This feature will completely disconnect you from your mobile data connection, and if you turn off the WiFi, too, there will be no way for the device to share your location with others.
So, simply swipe up on the home screen of your iPhone and turn on the Airplane mode. Also, make sure that your WiFi is turned Off. This will stop anyone from knowing where you are at any moment.
Log Out of Your Apple Account From The iPhone.
Another way to not let your device share your location is to completely log out from the device. Your Apple Account is what keeps track of your whereabouts using your iPhone. And if you disconnect your Apple Account from your device by simply logging out, the device will not be able to track your location anymore.
FAQs On How To Change Find My iPhone Location
No, you cannot tell if someone is checking your location on the Find My app. The device will not notify you about the location tracking as you must grant permission first to let them connect to the Find My app in the first place.
Yes, there are many apps you can use to fake your location on your iPhone. One of the most popular apps is the Tenorshare iAnyGo computer app which is explained in this article. There are also VPN services that let you spoof your location. But the best option is to simply turn off your location sharing so no one will be able to get your current location from your device.
There is no specific function on the iPhone to freeze your location. However, you can turn off your location sharing which will, by default, show your location at the last minute when it was turned On until you reactivate the location sharing again.
To stop sharing location without anyone knowing, turn the Airplane mode On. This will stop sharing your location, and no one will be able to tell where you are. It will not also send any notification to other people.
Airplane mode will not disable your location. However, it will disable sharing your location, which is a pretty good idea when you do not want to let anyone know about where you are.
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