Did you ever feel like changing your current location and letting apps installed in your Redmi Note 8 use a different region service? The location/region service in your Redmi Note 8 is useful for guiding Maps, using services restricted in your region/country, restaurants, and nearby grocery shops.
If you have Redmi Note 8, you might wonder if it’s possible to change its current location. If you use it to travel, the location change will occur automatically, provided your roaming is set up.
You can change to the location of your choice from the system settings on your Redmi Note 8 and with some third-party apps. Here, we are going to cover the most useful tips on how to change your current location/region on Redmi Note 8.
You can manually do it without modifying your device setting or downloading a GPS spoofing app, which may be unreliable, and even unsafe. However, there are ways to change the location of your Redmi Note 8 without having to leave your city or the country.
How to Change Location on Redmi Note 8
1. Unlock your phone and tap on Settings icon.
2. Tap on System settings.
3. Tap on Language & region.
4. Select your preferred Region.
5. Save the Region.
How to Change Your Region on Redmi Note 8 on Play Store
To change your region/country, Google needs you to be in the region/country and add a payment method from the new country.
1. Launch the Google Play store app on your Redmi Note 8.
2. Go to your profile in the top right corner of the screen.
3. Then go to Settings, followed by General.
4. Tap Account and device preferences and Country and profiles.
5. Update the payment method.
These steps will create a different Google Payment profile associated with the current country
How to Change Location on Redmi Note 8 With a VPN
To change your region on your Redmi Note 8, you can download a VPN app and connect to a server in a different location. This will change your IP address and fake your location.
However, there are few VPN apps in the Play store which claim to still work, but the reviews from users show that either they are only compatible with certain phones or are not unreliable. It’s right to do a bit of research yourself to see if you can find one that will work well on your Redmi Note 8 setup.
Also, while using a VPN is completely legal, you should never engage in illegal activity while using the VPN. You can get caught and there are many reasons why a VPN might land you into trouble such as using a service prohibited in your region, downloading any copyright materials, etc.
Can’t Change the Location on your Redmi Note 8 With a VPN?
If you’ve downloaded a VPN from the Play Store and you still can’t change your location, it might be that your VPN isn’t working, or that you’ve connected to a server in the wrong region.
How to Change Your VPN Location
1. Open your Redmi Note 8 Settings app.
2. Tap Network & internet.
3. Tap on Settings. If you use a VPN app, it will redirect you to the app.
4. Enter the VPN number if required and tap Save.
How to Turn On or Off Location on Your Redmi Note 8
To turn on and off the location on your Redmi Note 8, here’s what you need to do:
1. Open your phone and swipe down the notification panel.
2. Find the location button and toggle it ON or OFF.
3. You can also go to Settings and then Connections followed by Location.
Your Redmi Note 8 devices rely on a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi, and mobile networks to know your current location. This feature allows users to use Google Maps and other location-based apps. Your location also determines which apps will be available for download in the Google Play store.
Keeping Redmi Note 8 location hidden from your permanent region has many advantages. There is a massive chance that you get to learn and try different kinds of stuff in other locations. The steps discussed in the above section allow automatic and manual location changes of your current country/region.