We have been using a number of web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and a number of others, to surf the web world well. Such modern browsers have the ability to locate your current location by using a variety of techniques and hence it makes other technical people to locate your current geolocation. If you don’t want to show off your current geolocation, you can easily fake your geolocation in Chrome and Firefox. Here’s a complete tutorial to fake your geolocation by changing it to other location in Chrome and Firefox web browsers.
Many websites, want to use your current location to locate your exact area. However, you will be prompted with a message to ask for your permission to locate your current location. If you give the permission, the website will be able to locate you with geolocation. Some applications and other websites, don’t ask for your permission and that way your geolocation will be appeared as well. For that reason, you can fake your current geolocation.
If you don’t know what this GeoLocation actually means, it is a new technology to locate your IP address on the planet. This service comes as by default on different web browsers and if you don’t want anybody to locate your current IP address, you can fake it up. There are a number of websites which fetches the information from your IP address without your knowledge. In Android, there are a number of applications which you can use to fake the location of your device. However, in PC, you have to follow a different trick to turn off the location service or to fake your location to a different location.
Since the technology and its services are expanding rapidly, it can locate your current location more accurately. To save yourself from this, the best option is to turn off the current location in your web browser. Yes, you heard that right. You can easily turn off the current location in your web browser so nobody can detect your actual location by any method. No applications or websites will be able to locate your current location once you turn it off.
Different web browsers need to follow different steps to turn off the GeoLocation service and for that reason, here we have included all the popular web browser from which you can turn off Location services easily.
How to Turn Off GeoLocation
1. Turn Off GeoLocation in Google Chrome
In order to turn off GeoLocation service in Google Web browser, just follow below given path within your browser.
Go to : Setting >> Options >> Advanced Setting >> Content Setting >> Location
You could see a few options here and you need to click on Do not allow any site to track my physical location.
Once you do so, not even a single site will be able to locate your current location by any methods. So, your PC will be completely safe.
2. Turn off GeoLocation in Mozilla Firefox
If you are using Mozilla Firefox web browser also, there’s a different path you need to follow. Here’s what you need to follow in the Mozilla Firefox web browser.
Step 1 :
Launch Mozilla Firefox Web Browser in your PC.
Step 2 :
Click on the Address bar and enter : about:Config there. Hit the enter button after that.
Step 3 :
You would see a number of commands here. Just select the Search box and enter geo.enabled from there.
Step 4 :
You would see Value option there. Just set it to False from True by double clicking on to it.
You’re done. You have turned off the GeoLocation in your Mozilla Firefox web browser.
3. Turn off GeoLocation in Internet Explorer
If for some reason, you still hook up with the older, Internet Explorer web browser, just follow below given path to turn off the GeoLocation.
Go to : Internet options >> Privacy.
In the Privacy section, you would see a number of options from which you just need to select the “Never allow websites to track your physical location” option.
Once you select this option, your website and IP address will be safe and your current location can’t be located by any websites.
4. Turn off GeoLocation in Opera Browser
Opera is also a popular web browser and the number of its users are in millions. If you want to turn off the GeoLocation service in your Opera browser, follow below given path.
Go to : Preference >> Advanced >> Network >> Enable Geo location
Once you see this option, just cross it and it will be disabled. Your current location in Opera Web browser is now disabled.
So folks, this is how you can disable your GeoLocation in any web browser. All it requires is a bit of knowledge with which you can secure yourself from spying by different websites.
Now, if you want to fake your GeoLocation by changing it with different location in either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser, just follow below given steps now.
Fake Your GeoLocation in Chrome
Step 1 :
Launch Google Chrome web browser in your current PC system. It could either be a Windows PC or a Mac System.
For Windows users : Press Ctrl+Shift+I
For Mac users : Press Cmd+Opt+I
This will present you Chrome Developer Tools
Step 2 :
Once the Developer Tools presented, just press the Escape button to open the console window.
Step 3 :
Within the console window, just navigate to Emulation tab.
Step 4 :
In the left side bar, you would see a number of options from which you need to select the Sensors option.
Step 5 :
At the right side, you would see your locations coordinates. From the windows, you just need to change the coordinates by entering any other ones.
This will change your current location to the one which you have entered recently. This trick only work when this Window is opened in the browser. Once you close down this Window, the system will itself set to the default longitude and altitude and can give others your exact location.
Fake Your GeoLocation in Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox offers an easy way to fake your current location. There’s a dedicated extension also available to change your current location when you use the Mozilla Firefox to surf different types of websites.
Firefox allows you to install a few useful add-ons which is also known as extensions to improve the functionality of the browser. In order to fake your current GeoLocation while using a Mozilla Firefox web browser, first you need to install an extension called, GeoLocator.
Go to your Mozilla Firefox web browser and head over to the Add-ons section. Search for GeoLocator extension there. Once you find it, install it on the web browser. Once the extension is installed, closed down the browser and relaunch it back.
Now, you have to manually configure this extension in order to fake the GeoLocation of yours. For that, you need to go to the Tools section of your browser by right clicking on the top bar. For Mac, there will be a Tools option at the top bar. You have to enable the file of the extension which is just installed on the browser. Once you do that, you will be presented a Window to setup your new location.
A new window of the extension will ask you put the details of the location which you want to set as your browser’s default location. Make sure to fill in the boxes with proper details and locate your new location from there.
After entering all the details of the new location, you just need to click on the Kite button which is located at the upper right corner of the window. Check it out and click on to this option to setup the location on your Mozilla Firefox web browser.
Once you setup this location, whenever a website ask for your location’s permissions, this Window will appear. You can put the details and can share it with that site so this way you can fake your location to that website in Mozilla Firefox web browser.
So folks, this is how you can fake geolocation in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers to secure yourself from different malware threats and from illegal websites which collects data of your computer by tracking your location.
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