Geo-spoofing: How Can VPNs Change Your IP Location

By: Marcus Stern

2021-02-02
Geo-spoofing: Changing Your IP Location With a VPN

If you are tired of being bombarded by ads or not being able to watch or listen to TV shows or music on YouTube because you get a notice saying ‘sorry, this site is unavailable in your location’, then this article is for you.

Here’s the deal………..

Look, today nothing is private anymore, sophisticated software is now able to stealth track what you do, look at, your location and more while you are on the internet. This information is sold to advertising agencies.

That’s not all ……………….

Geo-blocking techniques are used by site providers that restrict who can access their content outside of the U.S.

So, if you want to mask your location data, protect your personal data (your public IP address and GPS data) so that you can visit sites that are restricted you will need to Geo-Spoof.

Let me explain ………….

Geo-spoofing will allow you to access restricted content, like torrenting and streaming and has other benefits. It hides your geographic location by using advanced APIs and faking your location so that it looks like you are in a different location.

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That’s not all...

Since it encrypts your location it makes it almost impossible for prying eyes to access. This is achieved by using a reliable VPN provider.

Here’s what you need to do after you have selected a reliable VPN provider like NordVPN who offers military-grade encryption and lots of affordable features including a kill switch, in case you get disconnected from the internet:

 

  • Using your computer, download and install the VPN
  • VPN’s have different servers in different locations around the world, connect to the one that is most convenient for you.
  • Once it connects, your computer IP (which identifies you) will be masked, which will look like you are in another country.
  • Switch off the geolocation settings on Google Chrome and Safari on your browser, not forgetting your mobile device as well.

 

CyberGhost offers unlimited bandwidth and has over 1300 servers around the world, so you have lots of different locations and choices to connect to. With their affordable pricing plans and money back guarantee. You can understand why they are a popular choice among users.

Google Chrome

If you are using Google Chrome, click on the menu button, which is located on the top right-hand corner of your window. Select ‘settings’ – then go to Advanced Settings. In the ‘privacy’ section, click ‘content settings’, find location and turn it off.

Safari

If you use Safari, go to ‘Preferences’, then select ‘Privacy’ and choose “deny without prompting’.

Let’s face it, today you are probably using your mobile device more than your home computer. Look if you lead a busy life and commute, your mobile is the device that you probably use the most for convenience. The good news is that you can also geo-spoof your mobile device. Although it is trickier, as you probably have mobile apps like Google Maps, Waze, news and weather.

Android

What you need to do is: Select ‘settings’ on your Android, turn off the ‘location’. However, this will turn off your location services.

iPhone

If you are the owner of an iPhone or Android, you will need to download straight from Google Play or the App Store, it also requires your phone to be jailbroken.

Bottom Line?

VPNs provide the ultimate in cybersecurity, masking your real-time location. Geo-spoofing has become increasingly popular amongst cyber conscious people so that they can watch stuff that is restricted whilst keeping their location safe from prying eyes.