Detects if the device is using mock location app to spoof it's real location. In that case user will be prompted to fix the mock location settings first before using the app.

react native, location spoofing, mock location, android, react-native, location, location-spoofing, mock-location
npm install react-native-mock-location-detector@2.0.0


React Native Mock Location Detector / Location Spoof Apps Detector

If you are building a location based app in RN, you have to validate if the user is using location spoofing apps or not. This library doesn't let the user use the app if any mock location apps are active on the device

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Getting started

$ npm install react-native-mock-location-detector --save

Mostly automatic installation

$ react-native link react-native-mock-location-detector

Manual installation


  1. Open up android/app/src/main/java/[...]/
  • Add import com.mocklocation.reactnative.RNMockLocationDetectorPackage; to the imports at the top of the file
  • Add new RNMockLocationDetectorPackage() to the list returned by the getPackages() method
  1. Append the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
    include ':react-native-mock-location-detector'
    project(':react-native-mock-location-detector').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, 	'../node_modules/react-native-mock-location-detector/android')
  2. Insert the following lines inside the dependencies block in android/app/build.gradle:
      implementation project(':react-native-mock-location-detector')


  1. Make sure your app has location permission, before calling this function.
  2. Arguments of function checkMockLocationProvider: Dailogbox Title, Dialogbox Text, Dialogbox Button Text
import RNMockLocationDetector from "react-native-mock-location-detector";

const isLocationMocked: boolean = await RNMockLocationDetector.checkMockLocationProvider();
if (isLocationMocked) {
  // Location is mocked or spoofed
// Location is fine