In this article, we share with you some of the things you can do when Tinder is showing the wrong location.
Tinder is based on your location and when the location it shows is incorrect, you will be unable to find matches in your area. Before we share some solutions to this common issue, we feel it is important to understand how Tinder Location works. Let’s begin with how Tinder tracks your location.
To track your location, Tinder uses our device’s GPS. It then looks for other Tinder users within the radius that you specify (between 1 to 100 miles). Therefore, if someone is 101 miles away, they will not appear as your matches.
But as we shall soon show, there are ways that you can change your Tinder location and be able to gain access to matches in other areas.
If the profiles you are seeing on Tinder seem to be outside of this range that you selected, it could be because of the following reasons, according to Tinder:
This problem could also be caused by a technical issue. In this case, you should try the following troubleshooting steps:
We scoured the web for various solutions when Tinder is not showing the correct location. The following are the most effective suggestions we could find:
If all the solutions above don’t work, you may have to manually change the GPS location on your device to reflect your actual location. This may become necessary particularly when the location services on the device is not working as it should. The best way to change the GPS location on your iPhone is iToolab AnyGo. This tool can also come in handy when you simply want to change the location so you can find more Tinder matches.
To use AnyGo to alter the GPS location on your iPhone, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Download and install the program on your computer.
Step 2: Run it after installation and then use USB cables to connect the device to the computer. When the program detects the device, click “Start” and you will see a map with the current location of the device.
Step 3: To change the GPS location to anywhere in the world, click on the “Teleport” icon at the top-right corner. Enter the location you want to change to and then click on “Search.”
Step 4: A popup will appear with the exact coordinates of the new location you have selected. Click “Go” and the GPS location on the device will change.
Tinder will detect this new location, showing you the matches in this location.