In this article, you will learn about the issue as to why sometimes Google shows a different country location rather than the one you connected to.
Imagine you connect to our United States - Detroit server, to go to Google and see that your location is somewhere in Europe, weird, right? Of course, this type of issue happens very rarely, but you still have a chance of experiencing this.
First of all, we can assure you that your connection is okay and no connection leaks are happening. This happens because Google determines its users’ location by cross-checking where the IP address is with the geolocation data it has of devices that use 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.
Another possible situation is that you have connected to a freshly installed Surfshark server. This means that Google did not update the IP location database, which leads to a display of incorrect location.
To solve this, we recommend disconnecting from the server you are connected to and connecting once more, as you have a chance of receiving a new IP address, which might show the correct location. If this issue persists, try connecting to a completely different location. Also, you can always check for connection leaks by clicking here.
Congratulations! Now you know the possible reasons as to why Google might display an incorrect location while connected to a VPN server.
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