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Harry Potter Wizards Unite: how to change your location to get around faster?

In this Harry Potter game, it is not easy to quickly find all the magic ingredients necessary for your potions when you move at the speed of a simple muggle. This tip will allow you to teleport yourself like a super-saïan!

teletransportation Harry Potter Wizards Unite

Harry Potter Wizards Unite is the new phenomenon of augmented reality games after PokemonGo and Ingress. In this game, you can capture the different ingredients or magical creatures of the JK Rowling universe by traveling the world. Only sometimes, when a monster is too far away or in an inaccessible place, it can be useful to change its location to save time or avoid too much frustration.

Be careful however! Niantic (the company behind these games) has already sent warnings to certain players when their movements seemed too suspicious … You could therefore see your account banned.

Blur your location on the Wizards Unite map

Once decided, you can download the FakeGPS rental application – GPS Joystick. To activate it then, you will not have to launch the app. But go to your phone settings and, more specifically, to developer options. On some phones like the one used for this article, you had to activate this mode before. If this is your case, a quick tour on YouTube will show you how to activate this mode depending on your smartphone model.

smartphone developer options

In the Developer options, look for Select the placeholder application then select GPS Joystick in the list.

modify mobile location joystick

Now launch the Joystick GPS app. Once the permissions have been granted, click on Start. You now have the choice between the different options to move quickly.

GPS Joystick location

The joystick is preferable for short distances while the coordinates are more useful for moving over long distances.

Once your destination has been chosen, the software will continue to run in the background and its joystick will remain visible. You can now launch Harry Potter Wizards Unite and move around using the joystick.

To switch off this new location system, go to the notification bar on your mobile.

mobile notifications

Beware of apps using your device’s GPS!

If you ever want to use applications like Waze, Google maps or even the Leboncoin app, no need to go back to the developer options. Just set the application in question to Retrieve current location and voila.