Android users can follow the steps listed here. As long as you can enable your Developer Options and download a GPS spoofing app, its really simple to spoof your location.
You can certainly turn your location off in the Settings of your phone. Unfortunately, with this turned off you wont be able to search for new matches. This may or may not be a good thing because you can still continue conversations with your current matches without the location.
- Head into your Settings menu and select Apps from the list of options.
- Find Bumble in your full list of apps.
- Select Permissions from the the app options.
- Select Location and Deny permission.
- Open Settings and navigate to your Bumble options.
- Select Location Services within the Bumble settings menu.
- Choose the option for Never or Ask Next Time. Meaning it wont have access to your location without your permission.
If youd like to be a little more open to sharing your location tap the ‘Ask Next Time option. This means that your phone will pop-up an alert when you open Bumble and you can select whether youd like to share your location at that time.
Can Bumble Track Your Location Even If You Are Not Active?
No, Bumble can only track your location if you log into the app. No app updates your location in the background, or at least it isnt legally allowed to. Our article on how bumble tracks your location goes into more detail.
Can You Hide Location On Bumble
You cant hide your location on Bumble once its located on the app. Since Bumble uses GPS if its turned on, or Wifi signals if its not.
‘Your location will be automatically established by your phones GPS and cannot be set manually. If you believe your location is incorrect, please contact our Support team so we can update our geo-database!
Can You Fake Your Location On Bumble?
It is possible to fake your location on Bumble in multiple different ways. First, you could change your wifi settings, use a VPN, or use a GPS spoofing app. There are more details on how you can do that, and how that works in the next section. You can also change your search distance in Bumble if youve exhausted the resources closest to you.
Change Or Fake Your Location In Bumble
Bumble will use your GPS first and WiFi settings second when trying to set your location. This means that you can potentially fake a location. By turning GPS off and using a VPN service, you can select an endpoint server in a city you want to appear to be in. It isnt the slickest solution to those small-town dating woes but might help.
For example, if you live 40 miles from Los Angeles and dont mind the drive, setting your location to the Simi Valley or Burbank would net you many more potential matches than Grapevine or Sandberg. The main challenge here is finding a VPN provider with an endpoint server in LA to give you an LA IP address.
Most of the good VPN providers will have a list of the locations of their servers, so you should be able to check before you buy. Most will also have a free trial of between 7 and 14 days so you can try before you buy. Its an inelegant way to spoof your location but could work.
There are also GPS spoofing apps on the market that can fake your location. Dating apps are becoming wise to these and block some of them. I often suggest these apps for faking locations but have to be much more careful now as not all of them work. You could try a GPS spoofing app on your phone to see if you can manually set a location.