How to Fake Your Location In Snapchat Without Jailbreak

There are a lot of reasons that you may want to fake your location in Snapchat and whatever your reason is, we are going to help you change your location on the Snap Map.  Pretty soon, you will have your bitmoji hanging out in all of the coolest places…Even if you are not actually in those places physically.

Now you will be able to use all the coolest Geofilters from around the world.  Your friends are going to be so jealous that you have figured out how to fake your Snapchat location, even if you don’t have your phone jailbroken.

Introducing The Snap Map & Geofilters of Snapchat

Snapchat recently (ok, now it’s actually old news) came out with a new feature called Snap Map. It’s not entirely “new” if you were already using the geofilter tag to show your friends where you are. Before Snap Map, you would need to take a picture, swipe through a list of filters to find a cool design created specifically for the location you’re currently in.

However, with Snap Map, you don’t need to do any of that. Snapchat automatically detects your current location and pin your Bitmoji on “world map.” Looks something like this:

There are mixed reviews about Snap Map. Some people liked it because they can show off their location without posting it on their story. Others see it as a creepy feature as it opens up an opportunity for stalkers.

Step-By-Step Guide To Snapchat Location Hacks

In this guide, I am going to give you multiple ways that you can change the GPS location of your iPhone, without even needing to leave your home!  I’ll even show you how to just simply hide your location from any one who wants to keep an eye on where you are.

You’ll see how to spoof your Snapchat location without jailbreaking, with jailbreaking and using tweaks.  Just pick the option that best fits your needs.

How To Fake Your Location In Snapchat Using Xcode & A Mac

The first method we will cover to move your Snapchat location will need your iPhone, a Mac and the Xcode app for Mac.

How To Use XCode To Fake Your Snapchat Location


Here is a great video that will walk you through the entire process!

See, it’s not that hard to get your location changed on Snapchat, right?

It used to be that the only way you could make your friends think you were traveling the world without them was to…well…do it.

How to Hide Yourself on Snap Map Completely

If you don’t like Snap Map, you can turn it off using a built-in feature called “Ghost Mode.” Once enabled, Ghost Mode will prevent Snapchat from displaying your location on Snap Map. No one, including your friends, will be able to locate you on Snapchat unless you share it through a photo with the filter added.

First, open your Snap Map, tap on the Settings icon on the upper right-hand corner. Tap on the toggle next to Ghost Mode.

You will also see the status changed from “When enabled, your friends can’t see your location.” to “Removing your last location from Map…”

How to Fake Your Location on Snap Map With Cydia Apps

Turning on Ghost Mode is one way of protecting your privacy from Snap Map. Another way, which I think is cooler, is spoofing your Snapchat location.  For this option, you do not need a jailbroken phone, but you do need to be using Cydia Apps.

Some of you may have heard of such a feature. Before Snapchat released Snap Map, you can fake your iPhone location so that you can change the geo filter tag to wherever you want without moving an inch. The same concept applies to Snap Map.

The first thing you need is a modified version of Snapchat. This can be obtained through apps like Snapchat++, Phantom for Snapchat, or SCOthman’s. For the sake of this post, I’ll be using the Snap+ IPA as an example.

Get any geofilters with location spoofing.

Once the app is installed, tap on the little location icon on the top right-hand corner. Choose any location you want and tap Confirm. Wait for Snapchat to update.

Next, open up Snap Map and see if your avatar (Bitmoji) have moved to the particular place you selected earlier.

And that’s it. You have two options if you have to prevent Snapchat from displaying your location on their Snap Map: enable Ghost Mode or fake your location.

Note: This method works for jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS devices.

If Snapchat++ Doesn’t Work

I found Snapchat++ to be the most reliable contestant, especially when you can install it without jailbreak. However, it may not work for everyone. Whenever you see an error that says, “Could not connect. Please check your connection and try again,” then you should wait at least 5 minutes before logging back in.

If that still doesn’t work, your last resort is to jailbreak your device. Ultimately, this is the best method when it comes to location spoofing.

You don’t even have to use any modified version of the Snapchat app. On a jailbroken device, you can install some tweaks such as GPSCheat, LocationHolic, or FakeLocation. Any of those packages will change your current iPhone location to any places you desired, and it works for every app that wants to detect your location, not just Snapchat.

Alright, there you have it.  Lots of ways that you can trick Snapchat into thinking you are somewhere you aren’t.  Enjoy your new found virtual freedom and fake your location to any destination you can dream of.

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  1. when i swipe on a picture i took the geofilters for the location i set appear but when i go to my map it says i am still at home and not at the location i set

  2. How did you change the location on SnapMaps? Mine only changes the geo tag to the place I have set it to and not the location on snapmaps


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