How to change location with a VPN

Hide your real IP address and bypass all restrictions

Change IP and location with a VPN in 3 easy steps

2. Download & install CyberGhost VPN

3. Connect to a server from a location of your choice

Your new location will now correspond to the one of the VPN servers you’re connected to.

Virtually teleport to anywhere in the world with a VPN

VPNs are pretty amazing. They’re a great tool to use to enhance your cybersecurity. They ensure your data privacy and online preferences are kept anonymous. And they also have the capacity to change your location to almost anywhere you desire. Even if this sounds taken out of a Sci-Fi novel, VPNs make virtual teleportation possible.

How does a VPN change location?

Geo-spoofing, or the ability to change location to somewhere entirely different, is a fairly simple process – and is made possible by replacing your IP address. You see, your real IP address, the one given to you by your internet service provider, is like your online ID. It contains information about your ISP provider, as well as the country, city, and area you’re in. When you send a connection request to a website you want to access, it first interprets the information contained inside your IP. If no restrictions are in place, you’ll be able to access its content. However, if the website uses geo-restrictions, you’ll get a message telling you that the content you wish to access is unavailable in your region.

A VPN will change your location by giving you another IP address from its server database. Meanwhile, your actual IP address will remain anonymous.

So, long story short, if you connect to a server from a different country, your new IP address will match the one the server you’re connected to.

The perks of changing your location with a VPN

Access geo-blocked content

Almost all online content platforms resort to some geo-restrictions. While some use this measure to limit access to the content available, others take it to extreme and only offer access for people from a certain region. With a VPN by your side, you can unblock content and all these limitations disappear.

Bypass government restrictions

Private-owned websites are not the only ones who can decide what you can and cannot access online. Restrictive governments such as the ones from China, Russia, or Iran (to name a few) are notorious for blocking their citizens’ access to websites that don’t seem to follow their agenda. In this case, too, a virtual private network can help you escape these restrictions and regain your online freedom.

Break out of a restrictive network

School or work networks have also implemented online restrictions by blocking users’ access to specific websites. However, a VPN can easily override them and let you roam the internet freely and without having to worry about having your activity monitored.

Avoid tracking

Online data measuring and preference tracking are getting out of hand. If you’re tired of having your searches follow you around the internet, constantly shifting between IP address is something that can take that burden off your shoulders.

How to pick the best VPN location changer

One of the first things to look for when picking a VPN that will help you hide your real IP address and change your location is a service with a good variety of server areas. As a reference point, CyberGhost has its 8900+ VPN servers spread out across 91 different countries, which gives you the best location-changing variety in the VPN industry.

Plus, our specially optimized streaming servers are guaranteed to help you access loads of previously unavailable content from anywhere in the world.

CyberGhost VPN key features

Firm no logs policy

Keeping your personal matters secret is a fundamental right. With Cyberghost VPN, no one – including us - will have any idea of your online activity.

256 AES encryption

We use the most advanced data-encryption systems – the same type used by banks or the military.

Built-in kill-switch

Stay protected at all times, even if your VPN connection drops.

Automatic Wi-Fi protection

Connect to public Wi-Fi networks with complete peace of mind.

Unequaled flexibility

One subscription allows you to secure your data on up to 7 devices simultaneously.

24/7 live chat support

We're always ready to help. Contact us via live chat or email no matter the time.

A VPN for all your devices

No matter what device you want to use our VPN to change your location, we have a perfect app for it. CyberGhost has dedicated apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, Smart TVs, gaming consoles, and even routers. You can check out all our available apps here.

Plus, one subscription lets you secure up to 7 devices at the same time.

Got questions?

Want to find out more about how to change location with our VPN app? Check out the FAQ section below or get in touch with our Customer Support team. They’re available 24/7 via either email or live chat and can answer your questions in English, German, French, or Romanian.

There are two ways to change your IP address location by using a router - one is simple as it gets, while the other requires a bit more effort.

So, the first option would be to purchase a router that comes with CyberGhost VPN preinstalled.

The other option would have you configure your VPN router yourself. Be advised, though! Not all routers offer VPN support and the process could be a bit overwhelming for beginners. If you wish to attempt to configure your own VPN router, you can do so by following our step-by-step guide.

CyberGhost VPN goes above and beyond just letting you change location so you can browse the internet freely and anonymously. Whenever you’re using our app, your entire internet connection will enjoy enhanced online data protection thanks to our 256-bit AES encryption, DNS leak protection, and internet killswitch.

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