Changing the Search Distance in Bumble

Changing the Search Distance in Bumble

Hey there! Today, I want to talk to you about something important – how to change the search distance in Bumble. I know it can be a bit confusing at first, but don’t worry, I’m here to help you through it!

So, you may be wondering, what exactly is search distance? Well, let me explain. Search distance is simply the range in which Bumble will show you potential matches. By default, Bumble sets the search distance to a certain number of miles, but you have the power to adjust it to your liking.

To change the search distance, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open up the Bumble app on your device. You can do this by tapping on the Bumble icon.

Step 2: Once you’re in the app, tap on the profile icon at the top left corner of the screen. This will take you to your profile.

Step 3: Now, look for the “Settings” option. It’s usually represented by a gear icon. Tap on it to open up the settings menu.

Step 4: In the settings menu, you’ll find a section called “Search Distance.” This is where you can make the magic happen!

Step 5: Tap on the search distance option and you’ll be presented with a range of distances to choose from. You can select a specific number of miles, or you can go for the “Global” option if you want Bumble to show you potential matches from all over the world.

Step 6: Once you’ve selected your desired search distance, simply exit the settings menu. Bumble will now show you potential matches within that distance.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully changed the search distance in Bumble. Now, you’ll be able to see potential matches that are closer or farther away, depending on your preference.

Keep in mind that changing the search distance may affect the number of potential matches you see. If you set it to a very small distance, you might have fewer matches to choose from. On the other hand, if you set it to a larger distance, you’ll have a wider pool of potential matches.

So go ahead and give it a try! Adjust the search distance in Bumble to meet your needs and start connecting with new people. Good luck out there!

How to Change the Search Distance in Bumble

Hey there! Let’s get into the nitty-gritty and answer your burning questions. Unfortunately, I have some bad news for you: Bumble has taken away the search distance slider from their app and site. Right now, there’s no way to change the search distance in Bumble. Bummer, right?

However, things might change in the future, but as of now, nothing is set in stone. But don’t worry—I’ve got your back. I’ll share some alternatives with you on how you can expand Bumble’s search distance. There are a few different ways to do it, some official and others involving little workarounds.

Stick around, and I’ll walk you through the process of changing your location in Bumble.

Update Your Location

If you’re on a hunt for a specific option that’ll let you change your location within the Bumble app, you’ll find yourself disappointed. The Bumble app and website rely on your device’s GPS to track your current location. Unfortunately, the Android and iOS apps don’t have any settings to tweak your location.

But don’t worry—I’ve got a workaround for you. You can update your location on the Bumble website, but remember, you’ll have to physically change your location for the site to update it. You can’t trick it or anything. Follow these steps to update your location:

  1. Head over to the Bumble website and sign in.
    Changing the Search Distance in Bumble
  2. Click on your profile icon in the top-left corner of your screen.
    Changing the Search Distance in Bumble
  3. Select the Settings menu.
    Changing the Search Distance in Bumble
  4. Find the Location setting and hit the refresh button next to your town.
  5. Bumble will automatically update your location, but you’ll need to allow it to track your device’s location.
    give permission

Whenever you open the Bumble mobile apps, your device’s location is used. The mobile version will also ask permission to know your location for updating purposes.

The Unofficial Way – Use a VPN App

Now, let’s talk about the first “unofficial” method of changing your location on Bumble, and guess what? It involves something you may have already thought of: a VPN (virtual private network) service. A VPN can be handy for many things, including changing your Bumble location.

With a trusty VPN, you can manually set your geolocation by connecting to one of the available VPN servers. By the way, my top recommendation is ExpressVPN—it’s the best one out there. NordVPN and OpenVPN are also great alternatives.

All of these VPN services provide excellent security, speed, and value for your money. If you want detailed instructions on how to set them up and make the most of them, take a look at their official user guides or manuals.

Unfortunately, Bumble doesn’t let you freely pick your location anymore, which can sometimes limit your chances of finding the perfect match. Since the search distance option is gone, using a third-party app to change your location is your only way out.

GPS Faking

If you’re looking for a free alternative to a VPN, you can use a mobile GPS faking app. There’s a bunch of them available on the Play Store, but I did some digging to find the best ones for you.

For Android users, I recommend giving Fake GPS Location a shot. It’s a relatively straightforward app to use and is available on the official Google Play Store, so it should be safe. iPhone users, don’t worry—I’ve got your back too. You’ll find an app with the same name on the App Store. Just click on the direct link, and you’re good to go.

But remember, while both the Android and iOS apps should work fine, it’s always good to be cautious. If something seems off or the location spoofing doesn’t function properly, delete the app and avoid using it again.

Stay Updated

The search distance feature used to be part of Bumble’s settings, but for reasons unknown, it got axed. But who knows? Bumble might bring it back with a fresh new update, so keep your eyes peeled for any future app and site updates. In the meantime, using a reliable VPN is your best bet for changing your location on Bumble. Otherwise, you’ll be stuck with your current location and a limited number of potential matches. Not ideal, right?

So, what are your thoughts on all of this? Do you think Bumble should step up its game and improve these features? Let us know down in the comments section below.

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