The Find My Friends feature has both pros and cons. For you who take privacy as a priority, its cons overwhelm its pros.
However, to avoid your families or friends from tracking your real location, you can't just turn off Find My Friends in some situations considering others' feelings. Instead, you can choose to fake your location on Find My Friends to protect your privacy.
Then how can you fake location on Find My Friends? To change your location shown on a map without actually moving, you will need a third-party tool to help.
To change your location in any location-based app on your iPhone, you can apply the GPS faker - EaseUS MobiAnyGo. It could help to spoof the location on your iPhone so that map-like apps can't track your real location. With this feature, you can also:
Besides, if you are a Pokémon GO player, the two-spot or multi-spot mode could bring more fun for you while playing the game without moving. Unlike a mobile app that requires you to jailbreak your device to fake your location, this tool is for Windows and helps to keep your iPhone data safe.
With the location changer installed on your PC, you can change your location in Find My Friends to any location in the world. If you move in the real world, your location will move around the virtual location on the map, too.
Besides, once you change your iPhone location, it will take effect in almost all location-based apps, not only Find My Friends. If you need to revert the change, just restart your iOS device.
To fake location on Find My iPhone:
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch EaseUS MobiAnyGo. Make sure your device is detected and click "Start."
Step 2. Wait for the loading process to complete.
Step 3. Select "Teleport Mode" among the three buttons. Then enter the fake location in the address bar or select it from the map. Once the target location is found, click "Move" to change your iPhone location to the selected one. By doing so, you can fake location on your iPhone.
You can apply the same steps to spoof Pokémon GO if you need to.
There are some popular questions related to this feature.
"What Does 'No Location Found' in Find My Friends Mean?"
This notification will appear when your iPhone is off, there is no network connection available, or the "Hide My Location" option is enabled on your friend or family's device.
"How to Pause Location on Find My Friends?"
There is no workable way for you to freeze your location on Find My Friends if you are actually moving. If you want to prevent others from tracking your real location, you can spoof the location on your iPhone instead.
"How to Stop Sharing Location Without Notifying iMessage?"
Similar to the last question, stopping sharing locations without notifying iMessage is also impossible. Thus, if you want to hide your location without notifying others, you'd better fake your location on your iPhone to get it done.
Although hiding your location from your families or friends is a good solution to protect your privacy, it also has some drawbacks. For example, if you are in a dangerous situation, others won't be able to find your real location. Therefore, you should balance the benefits and shortcomings of spoofing location on your iOS device and then make the decision.