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HOW can I change my location in an iOS app for testing, need a button for testers to change their location in app.

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I have been looking into core location and cclocationmanager, is there a way to add a button in my app so that our testers change their location? They need to fake their location to start orders and jobs? is there a way to create a CLLocationCoordinate2D(lat, long) and pass it to the core location so the device will think its there? In the simulator, YOU HAVE TO or your at apple, i can change location with features>location>custom location and enter lat and long. This is great but i need my testers to be able to do something similar through the app. If anyone can point to a solution would be grateful.

Thanks for any help or info on how to do this, newish iOS dev

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You could mess around in the delegate methods with the coordinates but my guess is everytime the location updates your coordinates are overwritten. I don't think this is worth the hassle just for testing.

Is it possible you provide some example locations for testing your testers can choose from? Or do you have to map a route?

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ya there is an initial geofence, then tracks route, but i can get by if i can just have them switch to fake location for start of job, then switch location and finish job.

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Then for the sake of testing create example locations and skip location tracking completely and create a pool of locations. So when they start a random location from the pool is chosen and also when they finish.

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