In this article, you will learn why sometimes Google shows a different country location rather than the one you connected to and how to remedy this.
We will go through the following reasons and possible solutions:
Reasons behind this issue
Google might show you a different location than the one you connected to for the following reasons:
- Geolocation data
Google determines user location by cross-checking the IP address with geolocation data of devices using that IP address. If Google detects a significant number of devices using that IP address in a certain area, it will change its location for that IP address.
- New server
If you have connected to a freshly installed Surfshark server, it might be that Google did not update the IP location database, which led to a display of incorrect locations.
How to solve this problem
We recommend the following solutions:
Reconnect to your chosen server. This may help you receive a new IP address,
hopefully showing the correct location.
- Connect to a completely different location.
You can also check for any IP address leaks by following our guide on how to make sure if Surfshark VPN is working.
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