I connected to a VPN and turned off location but telegram still show my country in registration form. How this is possible?

  • To use any app, you still must use some connection point, which identifies itself when you use the network. Every bit of information on the internet identifies FROM/TO info for normal routing, even in generalized form. – wbogacz Oct 9 '17 at 9:06

your device is still connected to internet , your mobile network provider . so your location is no longer hidden .

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    Please explain your answer in detail. – Gokul NC Oct 9 '17 at 12:33

there are different methods to get the user's current location in android. If you have turned off your location it checks your last known location from your phone

Try changing your current location in maps by using/downloading FAKE GPS from play store.

Hope this helps.

Thank you


If you are using a Smartphone with SIM card inserted and unlocked, Telegram can simply query the network operator info (which includes the country) of your SIM card.

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