Tinder is a popular dating app with users all over the world. Tinder helps people to get connected with other people, however, it is a location-based app i.e., you can only get the recommendation of people around your location. The question becomes, what if I want to change my location, is it possible to also change my location on Tinder? If this is also your question, then I bring good news. For today’s article, I’ll be teaching you how to hide or change your location on Tinder.
As earlier stated, Tinder is a location-based app and as such Tinder uses geography and distance to provide users with potential matches. The app is able to achieve this by using the GPS signals sent from your mobile device to track your location.
So, once you open and close the app, your location will be disclosed pending on the type of permission given to the app, whether it is “Always allow or allow only when using the app”. Given that it is location-based, it would be difficult, though not impossible to hide or change your location, So in today’s guide, we’ll be showing you how to hide or change your location on Tinder.
How to Hide your Location on Tinder
Hiding your location on Tinder is impossible this is because the app itself works using your location to recommend new dates. So, if you should disable your location it’ll still gain information about your location through your cellular or Wi-Fi connection. However, if you still manage to make your location hidden to Tinder then the app will become clueless and not being able to gather information about your location equals no recommendations from Tinder. As earlier stated hiding your location is impossible but you can change your location using GPS spoofing apps (the app, in turn, fakes your location) although most of those apps are useless, if you want, you can give it a shot. Alternatively, you can try subscribing to one of Tinders premium services.
How to Change Your Location on Tinder
If you want to change your location on Tinder without having to refer to any GPS spoofing app, then the only solution would be to use Tinder Passport.
Tinder passport as a feature doesn’t come alone but you’ll be able to have access to it once you upgrade from Tinder free package to either Tinder Plus or Tinder Gold. Both packages will cost you a sum of $9.99 per month.
Tinder Plus Features:
Once you subscribe to Tinder Plus, you stand to enjoy:
- Unlimited likes.
- Rewind the last swipe.
- 5 super likes per day.
- 1 boost each month.
- Passport to swipe around the world.
But with the Tinder Gold, you stand to enjoy all the features offered in Tinder plus a subscription with an additional feature, the “see who likes you” feature.
With Tinder Passport, you’ll be able to change your location whenever you want. You should have noticed by now that changing your location by travelling makes the app provide new matches and this is where Tinder passport comes in, with this features you’ll be able to get matches in that location you want to travel to before actually getting there giving ample time to get acquainted with your matches before actually meeting them for the first time when you arrive your destination.
To be able to use Tinder Passport, follow the set of instructions outlined below:
- Open your Tinder app on your mobile device.
- Go to Settings.
- Select either Get Tinder Plus or Gold.
- Enter your payment information and proceed.
- After the upgrade, select your profile from within Tinder.
- Tap on Settings from the profile page.
- Tap on Swiping in or Location. The option varies depending on your device.
- Tap on Add a new location.
- Change your location to the desired place.
- Finally, tap on Don’t Show My Distance.
The final step is usually carried out to prevent the app from showing you potential matches that are hundreds or thousands of miles away from the location you swiped into.
Please note that it’ll take up to 24 hours before you’ll be able to appear in a new location’s search. So if you are travelling to a new location, do well to plan ahead by changing your location before the travelling day. Besides waiting for a whole day before you can appear in that location’s search, you will be able to see local matches in that area the moment you swipe into the area, cool right? With Tinder Passport, the problem of not knowing how to hide or change your location on Tinder would be solved.