How To Fake Your Location On Android [No-Root]

Android users, for one reason or the other, might need to fake their location. It might be something only developers need to do or the average user might use a fake GPS location to access apps or services that aren’t available otherwise. For the most part, you need to root your device to fake your GPS location but Floater lets you do so without a rooted device. You can fake your location on Android via the apps’ floating widget provided you have developer options enabled. Here’s how it works.

Make sure you have Developer Options enabled on your device. To check if you do, open the Settings app and scroll down to the very bottom. You should see ‘Developer Options’ just above the ‘About phone’ and ‘System UI Tuner’. If you don’t see Developer Options, tap ‘About phone’ and scroll down to ‘Build number’. Tap it seven times to enable Developer Options.

Now install Floater. Next, open the Settings app and go to Developer Options. Under Debugging tap the ‘Select mock location app’ option and select ‘Floater’.

Now, open Floater and select the location you want to fake on the map. You can tap the little target button at the bottom and manually enter GPS coordinates. You can zoom in on the map as you browse. Position the location under the green marker and tap the play button at the bottom left of the floating widget.


Your location will now be spoofed to the one you’ve set. To stop faking your location, tap the pause button at the bottom left. To exit the app, tap the close button at the top right of the floating widget.

Floater is pretty easy to use and it works exceptionally well. For those wondering, it does indeed let you fake your location in Pokèmon Go but the game itself has its own checks in place. If it suspects you’re faking your location, it might ban you from playing.

Floater requires no root and is very easy to set up. Use it responsibly but remember that some apps might penalize you for faking your location. This app was tested on Android 7.0.

Install Floater From The Google Play Store

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About Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith
Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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