How to Change Location on Upward Dating App

Upward is more than just the typical dating app you download from the app store. It’s also a place to make friends and to network, setting it apart from the competition. And when it comes to friends and business, sometimes you want to travel and see Upward users in other locations.

Upward doesn’t let you change your location manually inside the app. Instead, it sets it automatically using your phone’s GPS. Hence, if you live in a small city, you may find very limited dating options.

However, there are different methods you can change your location on Upward dating app. The primary ways to do this are through subscribing to the paid service Upward Premium, tweaking your device’s location settings and altering your IP address via a virtual private network (VPN). We’ll tell you all the options, step by step, so you’ll be well on your way to update your location and find matches.

How to Change Your Location on Upward Dating App Manually

Submit a Request for a Location Change

Upward dating app does not allow you to change your own location. Instead, you can submit a request for a location change. This method is best for users who need their location permanently adjusted rather than temporarily changed.

1. Open the Upward app and log in.

2. Tap on your Profile.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on ‘Contact & FAQ.’

4. Click ‘Contact Us,’ which will take you to a new menu.

5. Tap on ‘Report a Technical Problem.’ This will open a form to request a location change.

6. In your comments, you can mention that your phone’s GPS is inaccurate, and you want to adjust your location.

Hide Your Location on Upward Dating App

Instead of changing your location on Upward, consider hiding it. Upward will still show you matches after completing these steps, but they may be hundreds of miles away. For this method, the steps will differ based on what kind of device you use. 

For Android Phones

While our Android devices are capable of many things, changing Upward dating app location in the device isn’t as direct as pressing a single button. To hide your location on Android:

1. Open your device ‘Settings’ from your app drawer.

2. Click on ‘Apps & notifications’ from the list of options.

3. From the list of apps on your device, find and click on ‘Upward.’

4. Click on ‘Permissions’ from the app options.

5. Switch the toggle beside ‘Location’ to ‘Deny.’ Now, the app does not have your permission to find your location.

For iPhone

1. Tap on the gear icon to open your ‘Settings.’

2. Scroll down to the bottom of the settings to see your list of apps.

3. Click on ‘Upward’ to see its permission options.

4. Tap on ‘Location Services from the Upward settings menu.

5. Select the ‘Never’ or ‘Ask Next Time’ option. Now, Upward app does not have access to your location.

Spoof Upward App Location

Your final option is to trick your phone’s GPS into thinking you’re in a different location.

This is a slightly longer and more complicated process than the other methods, but you can get a sense of the dating scene anywhere in the world. You will be spoofing your location for your entire device so apps, like Find My iPhone or other trackers, will also shift location.

For Android Phones

1. Open your ‘Settings.’

2. Tap on ‘System’ > ‘About Phone’ > ‘Software Info.’

3. Below the Software Info section, click on ‘Build Number’ seven times fast. This action will prompt you to enter your phone’s lock code/password.

4. You will now have access to the Developer Mode settings page. Click ‘Settings’ > ‘System’ > ‘Developer Options.’

5. Download the Fake GPS Location app from the Google Play store if you don’t already have it.

6. You need to tell your phone to use the Fake GPS Location app as its real GPS. Start by opening your ‘Settings.’

7. Tap on ‘System’ > ‘Developer Options.’

8. Scroll down within Developer Options and click ‘Select mock location app.’

9. Choose the Fake GPS app.

10. Within the Fake GPS, select your new location by navigating on the map and pressing the green arrow button.

Your phone will now believe you are in the location you selected. To check if it’s working on Upward close the app and restart it. Spoofing your GPS can be a bit tricky, so you can try troubleshooting the device until you get it right.

For iPhone

Unfortunately for iOS devices there aren’t any free GPS apps, but you can always pay for iTools, which can spoof your location.

1. To start your GPS spoof, open up iTools and click on the Toolbox icon in the blue panel at the top of the page.

2. CTap on ‘Virtual Location.’

3. In the pop-up box, enter your new location and click ‘Move Here.’ This will change your location in your Upward app.

4. If you want to remove your location, navigate to iTools and click ‘Stop Simulation.

How to Hide Your Profile on Upward Dating App

Sometimes, you might want to make your profile less visible, like when you’re in a new relationship. When your profile is hidden, others won’t see it in search results.

But remember, hiding your profile can make it harder to find a match. So, we suggest doing it only if you’re taking a break or found someone you like.

You can hide your profile anytime. Here’s how:

1. Go to the Discover page and tap your profile icon.

2. Under your photo, tap the gear icon for settings.

3. Find “Show me on Upward” and switch it off to hide your profile.

4. Tap “Done” to save the changes.

How to Change Your Name on Upward Dating App

As of now, members on the Upward dating app are not able to edit their names after registering. It is recommended you double-check your information before completing the registration process. However, you can follow these instructions to perform other actions within the app:

Edit Seeking Preferences:

1. From the Discover page, tap on your profile icon in the top right of your screen.

2. Under your profile photo, tap on the gear icon to access your settings.

3. Scroll to find the section where you can edit your seeking preferences, such as distance, age range, etc.

Manage Subscription, View Privacy Policy, or Contact Support:

1. Scroll to the bottom of the settings page.

2. Select managing your subscription, viewing the privacy policy, or contacting support.

If you still want to change your name, you can reach out to Upward dating app’s customer support by sending an email to or check the app’s help and support section for any updates or specific instructions regarding changing account information. You can also contact them on their Instagram page

What are the Features of Upward Dating App? 

Here are some key features of the Upward dating app:

1. Faith-based Matching: Upward focuses on connecting Christian singles based on shared beliefs, values, and interests.

2. Profile Setup: Users can set up their profiles easily by showcasing their best selves. It emphasizes the importance of presenting oneself authentically.

3. Faith Statement: You can fill out a faith statement, allowing you to express what your faith means to them.

4. Swiping Mechanism: Similar to other dating apps, Upward dating platform uses a swiping mechanism where you can swipe right to like someone, and swipe left to pass.

5. Mutual Connections: When there’s a mutual connection (both users swipe right), you can start chatting with each other for free.

6. Diverse Christian Community: Upward is designed to serve diverse identities, denominations, and levels of faith within the Christian community. It welcomes individuals from Non-Denominational, Baptist, Catholic, Pentecostal, and various other backgrounds.

7. Elite Membership: In addition to Premium benefits, Elite members can see who has liked them for instant matches, removing the mystery of potential connections.

Premium Features:

1. Super Likes: Premium users can send 5 Super Likes per week to show heightened interest.

2. Rewind: You can rewind on profiles to give them a second chance.

3. Boost: Premium users can boost their profiles to be one of the top profiles in their area for 30 minutes.

4. Unlimited Likes: Premium users can send an unlimited number of likes to other users.

5. Ad-Free Experience: Premium users have an uninterrupted experience with no ads.