Don’t want the app to track your location the whole time? You may wonder how to hide your location on Bumble when you want to.
Is there an option? Or do I have to live with Bumble’s automatic location tracking?
In this post, we’ll show you the trick of hiding (faking) your location when you’re active on Bumble.
What’s the risk of the geotracking?
Bumble will always set your location based on where you are physically located when using the app.
This is the key part of using this dating app. But is it always a good thing?
Some of you may get nervous that sharing your location impacts your privacy, and you may also worry that some vulnerabilities may be exploited by an attacker, even if Bumble doesn’t reveal your specific location.
What’s more, if you live in a small town or rural area, having a match two miles away could instantly give you away.
Can I turn off geotracking?
No. This app simply won’t work if you turn off the location option.
Bumble won’t work without location permissions. Unlike other apps, the app will take its information from your Wi-Fi info and your phone’s GPS data instead of letting you set a location manually.
How to hide my location on Bumble?
You may find that you can’t see someone’s location on Bumble. How could this be possible?
They’re either on snooze mode (for those you’re already matched with), or they’re not near one of Bumble’s geographical pinpoints, or they haven’t opened the app for several days.
But how to hide my location even if I’m active? Actually, there’s a trick to make it happen — spoof your location.
There’s always software AnyTo that allows you to spoof your phone’s GPS location.
However, if you’re using an Android phone, you can turn off your GPS and use a VPN to change your location. Also, single people that usually use online dating apps should, according to TechRadar, consider using a VPN to avoid unwanted tracking online or in the real world.
What about the Bumble Travel mode?
If you just don’t want your real location from showing on Bumble, you may want to take advantage of this feature – Bumble travel mode. However, it requires Bumble coins.
The travel mode supports up to 7 days, during which you can change your location as many times as you wish.
Don’t want others to know where you’re? You can hide your location on Bumble by using a third-party tool to spoof your GPS location. To further protect your online privacy and security, it’s always to wise choice to go online on a VPN.