How to Fake Location in Find My Friends and Get Notification Request

Find My Friends is one of those stock iOS app that I don’t use at all.

I have several reasons for this:

  • I don’t want to track my friends
  • I don’t even want anyone to keep track of me

Therefore, app tracking like Find My Friends isn’t something I will use.

The Map on Find My Friends

What exactly is this app?

Find My Friends is like Google or Apple Maps, this is a “map” app. But instead of showing where your nearby stores, restaurants, and gas stations are, the objective here is your friends.

Each person will be indicated by a dot, how far they’re away (in miles) and their name is included as well. You can see them moving in real-time too.

Privacy Matters

I saw a really cool tweak released today specifically for this iPhone app. Moreover, it solves my problems as well.

FMFNotifier is aiming to improve the Find My Friends. First, you can now location spoofing. In other words, fake your location so that your friends doesn’t know where you really are.

Location Spoofing Find My Friends

Within the Settings page, you will be able to set the location manually to wherever you want. It will be displayed instead of the original.

Know when someone requires your location

It’s important to know who want to track you. Before your friends can track your location, there will be a notification sent to you.

It will say something like

Someone has requested your location through Find My Friends app.

This text is can also be changed to anything you want.

find-my-friends-custom-notification

Let’s start

The FMFNotifier tweak is now available in the BigBoss repo. Launch Cydia and refresh your sources. Then search for the package and install it.

After that, go into the Settings app and there should be a page to configure FMFNotifier.

AntiTracker

Find My Friends is great when it comes to letting people you know locate your location through your iPhone. But you never know when or who is tracking you. Sometimes, you make mistakes setting up the Find My Friends app and that could expose your location easily.

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AntiTracker is a recently released jailbreak tweak that aims to solve this problem without making you turn off your Find My Friends app. All it does is notify you via notification when your iPhone is being tracked by others through the Find My Friends app.

Furthermore, AntiTracker will also store all tracking records in its log page which you can eventually request and view as well.

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This tweak is now available in the BigBoss repo. It also send alerts when someone is tracking you via Find My iPhone as well.

If you want to learn more about Find My Friends, the pros & cons, and more, check out this article.

Have fun and be safe!

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