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This guide will explain what HTML5 geolocation is and how you can spoof your geolocation with the ExpressVPN browser extension.
What is HTML5 geolocation?
HTML5 geolocation allows browsers to “reveal” your physical location. The calculations are not based on your IP address. Instead, they typically use information such as nearby Wi-Fi networks, your system’s location settings, or your device’s GPS.
Therefore, even if you use a VPN to conceal your IP address, HTML5 geolocation can still determine where you are.
How to hide your geolocation from websites
To prevent websites from learning your true location, you can decline requests that ask for your location.
However, declining such requests means certain websites and content providers will remain blocked to you.
Spoof your geolocation with the ExpressVPN browser extension
Instead of declining to share your location, you can spoof it by using the ExpressVPN browser extension. This prevents websites from learning of your true location.
The ExpressVPN browser extension is available on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. For more details, see how to download and use the ExpressVPN browser extension.
For mobile users
If you’re an iOS user, there is no way to spoof your location. You can only decline to share your location with websites.
If you’re an Android user, you can download and use a location spoofing app. Note that ExpressVPN is not affiliated with these third-party apps.