Create a Fake Location for Android [No Root Needed]

I’m sure you have your reasons why you would need to create a fake location for your android device. You may want to get a certain app or feature that otherwise would not be available in your location. Well, the reasons are endless, but you probably haven’t tried it thinking that you need root access.

Thanks to an app called Floater you don’t! Not all the great features are for rooted devices only. Non-rooted devices can also get in on the fun as well. The app has a floating widget that allows you to do just that (fake your location) but you will need something called developer options enabled.

Create a Fake Location for Any Android Device with Floater

Like I mentioned just now, you will need Developer options enabled. To check if you already have it on go to Settings > Scroll down to the very bottom. If you don’t see it then you’ll need to go to About Device or About Phone > Software Info > Tap on the Build number seven times.

When you’re done tapping, go back to settings and now, Developer option should be right above About Device or Phone.

How to Enable Developer Options on Android

Now that you have Developer Options all setup, it’s time to install the Floater app. Once it’s installed go to your phone’s Settings and open Developer Options. Scroll down until you get to the Debugging section and tap on Select Mock Location App. Then tap on Floater.

Now, it’s time to open Floater and choose the location you want to fake. On the bottom row, you will see a target button, that’s just in case you want to manually enter a GPS location. You can zoom in on the map if you want and when you’ve found it, make sure it’s under the green marker.

Whenever you want to stop faking your location, simply tap on the pause button on the bottom left. If you want to stop faking your location altogether, tap on the X at the top right.

Create an alternative location on Android - fake location

Some users may use the app to fake their location for games such as Pokemon Go, but keep in mind that if you’re discovered you could be banned from playing. So, choose wisely.


As you can see, you don’t need root access to fake your location on your Android device. What’s even better is that you can do it with an app that’s free.

The last thing you probably want to do is to have to deal with returning an app after paying for it. Do you think that you’re going to give the app a try? Leave a comment and let me know.

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