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How to Fake Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Location

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You can fake your Harry Potter: Wizards Unite location to get around faster in the new Harry Potter AR game and to get more Foundables. You will need to fake your iPhone location or Android location to do this, and it’s not an easy task.

If you are caught faking your Harry Potter: Wizards Unite location on either of these systems, the developer may ban you from playing and you may lose progress. Specifically, there is a three-strike policy in place, culminating in a permanent ban.

We have a full guide to what you need to know about faking your Harry Potter: Wizards Unite location, including what you need to know about using a jailbroken or rooted phone to try and play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite as well as a warning about some of the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite cheats and hacks we are already seeing.

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The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite app uses GPS to figure out your location and then show you characters, creatures, and memories that you can complete or compete against to collect rewards. Some of these Foundables are more likely to appear near specific real-world locations like zoos, banks and other special areas. If you can’t easily get to one of these locations, you may want to try and fake your Harry Potter: Wizards Unite location.

What you need to know about faking your Harry Potter: Wizards Unite location.

What you need to know about faking your Harry Potter: Wizards Unite location.

While you can jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 12 and older versions if the Wizards Unite app detects that you are jailbroken it will not let you play. The same goes for rooted Android phones. We’ll share the details you need to know about potentially getting around jailbreak detection as well as how to fake your Harry Potter: Wizards Unite GPS location without root.

This is going to be a constant battle between the makers of Wizards Unite and users in the jailbreak or fake GPS community, so this may work and it may not work depending on who is ahead. You also need to know that you can be banned if caught using a Harry Potter: Wizards Unite cheat.

Read: Will My Phone Work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

We’re not expecting a massive community rally around Harry Potter: Wizards Unite tweaks and hacks, as Niantic the maker of this app and Pokémon Go is suing a group that made this possible. This overview does not use these apps nor attempt any reverse engineering of the code in the game. The same group reportedly had a Potter++ app ready to go, but the team’s website is now dark.

In short, it is not a great idea to fake your Harry Potter: Wizards Unite location, but if you decide to try it, your best bet is on an Android device.

If you fake your location in Wizards Unite, Niantic can hit you with three forms of punishment. The first time you are caught you will see a warning in the app and get a 7-day ban.

The next time you are caught, Niantic will suspend your account for 30 days and you will need to wait to use Harry Potter: Wizards Unite at all.

After the third time cheating, you will be permanently banned from playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. If you think your punishment is in error, you can appeal your ban.

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How to Fake Harry Potter: Wizards Unite GPS Location Without Root

You can fake your GPS location on Android without a root. This doesn’t work with an iPhone, so don’t buy fake GPS apps on the iPhone. For this to work you need a Fake GPS app from the Google Play Store and you need to enable developer mode on your Android phone. Using this method we are currently able to fake our GPS location, but we will have to test with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite when the game fully releases.

Enable developer mode.

Enable developer mode.

On your Android phone;

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on About Phone.
  3. Tap on the Build Number 7 times.

After the seventh tap, you will see a message saying, You are now a developer.

Read: Essential Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Accessories

With developer mode enabled, you can download a fake GPS app from the Google Play Store and then you can choose it as your mock location app.

Choose your mock location with a fake GPS app.

Choose your mock location with a fake GPS app.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Developer Options.
  3. Select mock location app.
  4. Choose the Fake GPS app you downloaded.

Now you can open the fake GPS app and depending on the app you choose you can use a joystick to move around or you can choose a starting location that is far away. Keep in mind if your phone jumps back to your real location it is a good sign you are cheating.

Once you have the fake GPS app open and you choose to start, you will be able to open Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and you should be able to move around with the joystick. We say should because the developer is likely going to be working hard to stop this from working.

Using Harry Potter: Wizards Unite with a Jailbreak or Root

It may be tempting to use Harry Potter: Wizards Unite with a jailbroken iPhone since it is relatively easy to spoof your location on a jailbroken iPhone, but Niantic is using methods to try and detect a jailbroken or rooted phone.

On Reddit users are discussing issues with the game detecting jailbroken phones. One user said they were able to play for 3-4 minutes before Harry Potter: Wizards Unite detected the jailbreak.  Many of the jailbreak detection bypass apps disable tweaks, which means you can’t spoof your location.

On Android, you can try an app to hide your root, but we don’t expect much success with that route.

Be Wary of Modded Harry Potter: Wizards Unite APK Files

There are already some downloads out there that claim to offer modded Harry Potter: Wizards Unite apk files. If legit, this app would allow you to install a hacked or modded version of Wizard Unite that could let you fake your location or even get unlimited in game items. That’s if it is a real download and if it works — and if it isn’t malware.

We highly recommend not downloading any Harry Potter: Wizards Unite apk files from unknown sources as you are opening yourself up to many problems.

Niantic already sued one group distributing similar files for Pokémon Go, and if another legit option pops up, we expect similar actions.

11 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Facts and Features You Need to Know

Wizard Customization

Wizard Customization

When you start playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, you will need to join the Ministry and that means you need a Ministry ID. 

You can take a selfie in the game and apply filters and Snapchat Style face filters to add hats, glasses and other items as you play. 

Read: Essential Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Accessories


This is all inside the game and the profile you create is added to your Ministry ID. 

You should be able to change this pretty regularly since you will unlock new filters as you progress. 

Of course you could just buy a bunch of Harry Potter gear and look like the most Wizardly Wizard without a filter. 

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. fakeandreported

    06/23/2019 at 8:23 am

    it does not work, fake and reported.

  2. serene

    06/25/2019 at 8:31 pm

    rubbish!

  3. Uma

    06/25/2019 at 10:16 pm

    I’ve tried this here in India and the game doesn’t work even if the fake gps is not running but is set to be used in Developer Options.

  4. Aurora

    06/30/2019 at 1:06 pm

    It doesn’t work.. don’t waste your time. There isn’t a Joystick either

  5. Steve

    07/02/2019 at 2:33 am

    It works BUT the game does recognize that you are using some “cheat”.. there are no stuff on the map, but you can walk with fakegps around – but it doesn’t count so there must be some other issue to fix that ..

  6. Joan

    07/10/2019 at 7:53 am

    It works. But cannot retrieve energies from inns and cant join challenge at the fortress. Always said error and return to map.

  7. Plutoe0

    07/22/2019 at 2:11 pm

    They learnt from the”fake gps” from Pokémon go what makes you think it would work with this game

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