How to Change Location on Tinder

How to Change Location on Tinder

With Tinder's global reach, you can take your dating game wherever you go. But not unless you know what to do and why it's not as simple as just stepping off a bus with your phone in your pocket. Fortunately, the answers to all your potential troubles hide in knowing how and when to change the location on your Tinder profile.

Read on and find out more.

Why Change Your Location?

Changing your location can be a great move to make. You're getting a glimpse of your destination's dating scene and it's getting a glimpse of you before you arrive. This proactive approach raises the likelihood of matching and setting up dates, ensuring a smoother transition and potentially enhancing your overall Tinder experience.

It's a big benefit to you if you're short on time and want to make the most of it while on vacation. Why would you want to stare at your phone when you could be enjoying the sights? Furthermore, your dates can surprise you with venue recommendations that only locals know about, getting you ahead of the game and adding to the overall sense of anticipation and adventure.

Get the Passport

The way that Tinder lets you change locations is through a subscription plan. Subscribers can choose from three Tiers - Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, or Tinder Platinum.

To become a subscriber, follow these steps:

  1. Open Tinder.
  2. Tap on your profile photo.
  3. Select “Settings.”
  4. Choose one of the three subscription plans.

Once you've done that, you can use Passport like so:

  1. Tap your profile photo.
  2. Open “Settings.”
  3. Tap “Location.”
  4. Tap on “Add a new location.”

Tinder will store the five most recent locations and you can change them quickly if you travel back and forth between cities. Note that the fact you're using Passport will be revealed due to the distance from your original location to the new one.

To see if the feature is worth it, you can get a trial subscription for Tinder Plus for one month and test it out. If you subscribe, you'll be choosing the safest option and possibly the cheapest one as well. There won't be any need for third-party software. In addition to Passport, you'll have a chance to message your swipes before matching, get unlimited likes and rewinds, and much more. You can cancel your subscription at any time.

The VPN Way

The simplest way to change your Tinder location involves using a VPN. This service conceals your location by changing your IP address. An IP address, short for Internet Protocol address, is a unique numerical “fingerprint” of each device connected to a computer network. This is how Tinder and other apps “know” exactly where you are. When you replace your IP address with that of a VPN server, Tinder will assume you're in the location of the server you choose.

You can set up a VPN in minutes, both on Android and iPhone following these general steps:

  1. Go to Google Play or the App Store and download a VPN app on your device.
  2. Make an account and log in.
  3. Connect to a server in the location where you want to find matches.

The main reason why you may want a VPN and not a subscription plan is the location. There may be other apps that you want to use but can't because they're not operational in your region. VPNs get around that and you can use them even from your home on multiple devices.

Try Changing Your IP Address Manually

This step doesn't work on all devices, but maybe you're one of the lucky ones. Keep in mind that different devices refer to terms in the following steps differently.

For Android users:

  1. Go to “Settings.”
  2. Tap ” Wi-Fi .”
  3. Find the network you're connected to and tap on the lowercase “i” letter.
  4. Switch IP settings from DHCP to Static.
  5. Enter a new IP address.
  6. Tap “Save.”

For iOS users:

  1. Go to “Settings.”
  2. Select “Wi-Fi.”
  3. Find the network you're connected to and tap on the lowercase “i” letter.
  4. Find the“IPv4 Address” section and choose “Configure IP.”
  5. Change it to “Manual” and enter a new IP address.


How many times can I change my city with Passport?

There's no limit to the number of times you change your city, but note that the people you've swiped right on while using Passport can only see your profile for up to 24 hours after you've changed your city. Why does that matter?

Firstly, people from the new location may still see you 24 hours after you switch back to your original location. Despite the change in your location, therefore, they could come across your profile and potentially match with you.

Also, while you're using Passport in another city, your profile won't be visible in your old location and you won't match with anyone from back home.

What is the cost of Tinder Plus compared to a VPN?

The cost of a VPN depends on the length of your subscription. On average, annual contracts cost around $8.41 per month. For a subscription of two years, the cost per month can go down to as low as $3.40. If you want a VPN for only 30 days, then the price ranges from $6.67 to $13.00. Note that other features and services offered by a particular VPN provider influence the price.

On the other hand, Tinder Plus, which gives you access to Tinder Passport, costs $7.99 for one month, $4.00 per month for a six-month subscription, and $2.67 per month for an annual subscription.

Does my Tinder location change automatically?

Yes, it does. Since Tinder recommends the people closest to you based on your location, it makes use of your GPS data which changes your IP address as you move from place to place.

Why is my Tinder location wrong?

You may come across this issue if you block Tinder from accessing your location. Blocking location info from the app results in you being pinned to a random city and matching with people in different locations.

Stay Connected on the Go

If you're a loyal Tinder user and tend to travel from time to time, opt for changing your location ahead of the trip. You can keep relying on Tinder by choosing one of their subscription plans, or you can get a VPN and enjoy more freedom with all of your apps wherever the road takes you.

Have you ever changed locations on Tinder? How did you get around the location issue? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.