Google location help some website to access your location while accessing these websites. You might be thinking why these websites try to know your location. The answer is simple, they needed some information about your where about.
Now, there is no need to worry about Google location, as it is possible to fake your location mainly while you are using Google Chrome to surf the net.
Meanwhile, there are various way in which you can fake Google location in Google Chrome. Here this article will guide you through some of this method. But before we dive into this proper, let’s look at this topic.
How Browsers Determine Your Location
Earlier, websites would use the IP address to determine your approximate location but with the HTML5 Geo-location API, web browsers can be more accurate in detecting your location using data from GPS, Wi-Fi networks, cell towers, Bluetooth and the computer’s IP address.
If you agree to share your location with the browser, for instance Google Chrome. It will send these details to Google location Services for estimating your location which is then shared with the requesting website.
How To Fake Google Location In Google Chrome
If you want to hide your location, you can have Chrome spoof your location. Here is how to send a fake location to any website while using Google Chrome
Method 1: Fake Google Location on your computer
Step 1 ====> While in Google Chrome, press Ctrl+Shift+I on Windows to open the Chrome Developer Tools.
Step 2 ====> Now, press the Esc (escape) key to open the Console window.
Step 3 ====> Switch to the Emulation tab.
Step 4 ====> Choose the Sensors option in the left sidebar.
Step 5 ====> Select the “Emulate Geolocation coordinates” setting.
Step 6 ====> Now choose the exact latitude and longitude coordinates you want to use. You can use Google Maps to get this information.
Method 2: Using Manual Geolocation Chrome Extension
This time we are going to use the Manual Geolocation Chrome extension. This extension lets you override the HTML5 geolocation API in just a few simple steps.
Step 1 ====> Click on Manual Geolocation to open the extension
Step 2 ====> Click on add to the Chrome at the top right corner of the window
Step 3 ====> Now open the extension and enable it.
Fill in the latitude and longitude of the area or just drop the pin to the area of your choice and that’s it!
Finally on Google location
Now you are done with the methods share above. These features make sure that no one can access your location until you give the permission.
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