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How To Change your Location on Tinder

Posted by Jamie on January 5, 2019

It seems like everyone in the single world (and a few who aren’t single) are on Tinder these days. Whether it’s footloose and fancy-free college students or a hot-to-trot grandparents, people are finding friends, dates, FWBs and life partners using this online dating app. It does happen that the local scene begins to feel tired after a while, and we’d like to do our shopping a little farther away from home. Maybe you’re about to take a business trip to that faraway city, or will be moving soon, and you’d like to meet some people online there. Maybe you really do prefer a long-distance relationship. Regardless of the reasons, if you want to change your location on Tinder, then keep reading. In this article I’ll show you how to persuade Tinder that you are in a different place so that you can find matches anywhere on the planet./=

Normally, Tinder uses the location that it retrieves from your phone’s GPS service and finds potential matches for you within the search radius that you specify, which can be anywhere from 1 to 100 miles. If someone is outside your search radius, you’re out of luck…unless you relocate your virtual self to find love in another place. Here are the basic techniques for changing your Tinder location.

Change your location with Tinder Plus

The simplest way to change location is to be a Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold subscriber. Premium customers are allowed to change their location whenever they want. However, Tinder Plus costs $9.99 a month, so the ability to change locations at will doesn’t come free. The feature is called Tinder Passport, and it allows you to set unlimited locations but will only store four at once. When you select a fifth location, the oldest of your four will be removed. The good news for travelers is that when you set your location to a new place, you get the coveted newbie boost – an excellent way to rejuvenate your matches! This can be a significant benefit to your visibility and is a largely unknown bonus to using Passport.

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Fake your location on Android

So you can’t afford Tinder Plus, or just don’t want to spend $9.99 a month to be able to browse from the menus of exotic faraway destinations. No problem! Because of the accessibility of your GPS information on your Android phone, you can (fairly) easily “spoof” Tinder by having your phone tell it you’ve physically moved to a new spot. This method is a little hit and miss (i.e. it doesn’t always work) but you can change your GPS location on your phone and try to fool Tinder in the process.

  1. Download and install a fake GPS app for Android. As you can see, there are a couple of them available. 🙂
  2. Open the Settings menu on your Android device.
  3. Select About device and tap the Build Number seven times to access Developer Mode.
  4. Open the Developer Mode menu and find Allow mock locations.
  5. Select your fake GPS app as the app.
  6. Go back to Settings and then Location.
  7. Select Mode and change it to Device only.
  8. Open Tinder and navigate to Settings and Discovery.
  9. Change the Search Distance to something different to force Tinder to reacquire your location.
  10. Start swiping!

Tinder seem to be steadily working to eliminate this trick with every new version of the app they release. If you have trouble with this, you can download an older version of the Tinder app and use that. Just don’t allow automatic updates while you utilize that older version.

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Everywhere for Tinder

Another way to change your location on Tinder is to use a specific app for the task. Everywhere for Tinder is one such app. It utilizes fake GPS data to enable you to swipe anywhere in the world. It works in a similar manner to the fake GPS method above by allowing you to set a fake location from within Android. The app takes care of the rest.

Everywhere for Tinder is also a little hit and miss. Some users have complained that it just doesn’t work while others say it is a little slow. I tried it out on my old Nexus 5 and it seems to work okay. The initial loading of the cards took around a minute, but other than that, and a few ads at the top of the screen, worked fine.

  1. Download and install Everywhere for Tinder.
  2. Open the Settings menu on your Android device.
  3. Select About device and tap the Build Number seven times to access Developer Mode.
  4. Open the Developer Mode menu and find Allow mock locations.
  5. Make sure Wi-Fi and mobile data is turned off on your device.
  6. Navigate to Settings and Locations and disable ‘Use wireless networks’.
  7. Open Tinder and navigate to Settings and Discovery.
  8. Change the Search Distance to a different range to force Tinder to reacquire your location.

As long as you have turned off wireless network discovery and have Everywhere for Tinder running, you should now have global access to cards. The app is definitely a little hit and miss. Sometimes Tinder is searching forever and doesn’t find matches. Sometimes it does. Restarting the app generally forces it to find people eventually.

These are the three ways to change your location on Tinder that we know of. Got any others that work? Share them with us below!

8 thoughts on “How To Change your Location on Tinder”

John Smith says:
Doesn’t work for Tinder or Lucky, but it does work for Bumble, Hinge, Happn, Feeld, Badoo, & Lovoo.
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Alex says:
Doesn’t seem to work anymore and too old versions of Tinder require its update if we still want to use it.
A shame, was really awesome to change position with fake GPS !
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EddyX says:
Fake GPS didn’t work for Tinder, however it IS working for Bumble and POF.
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JM says:
Not working for Bumble.
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Ken says:
Works for bumble.. at least for me
lol says:
it’s this real?
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plusapk says:
thank you so much it’s working
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Victor says:
It worked for me, thank you so much!!!
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Godbless says:
Doesn’t work anymore
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