Updated: March 26, 2023
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by Christine Tomas
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I am wanting my phone to show I’m at one location when I’m really at another location

Can I do this without turning off the app

Hello, thank you for using Howly. I’ll be happy to help you out! May I ask your name?

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Nice to meet you, *****!
Do you mean that you want to use VPN service?

Customer Replay

I’m not sure. I’ve never used a VPN

Where do you want your location to be changed?

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Same city. I want it to show I’m at the gym when I’m somewhere else

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I mean, through which app do you want your location to be changed?

Customer Replay

Find my phone


Do you mean, Apple's find my phone?

Customer Replay

Yes, sorry

Okay, we can try and download an app from the App store.
I can't say that it will work 100%, but it is still worth trying.
What do you say?

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If I’m on a family plan, will the main policy holder be able to see the new app that’s downloaded?

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It seems like yes, they will be able to see that.

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Then unfortunately I can’t download the app

Okay, it seems, like this was the only solution. Apple's policy can be a problem to deal with.

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No worries. Can I ask one more question?

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Can the policy holder see my text messages?

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Do you mean on standard Messenger app on iPhone?
Family Sharing does not share messages, contacts, or other private info.

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Yes. Can they login to our cell phone provider and see my messages

Only if they have access to your phone physically.

Customer Replay

Great! Thank you so much for your help

Do you have any additional questions I can help you with?

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That is all thank you

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