Stop Pokémon GO Killing Your Phone!

It’s no secret now that Pokémon GO is not good for your phone’s battery. We also mentioned it in our previous article, as one of the cons against the game. But if you use these quick tips you should be able to keep playing for longer.

1. Turn on Battery Saver mode.

Pokémon GO has a great feature in its settings that allows you to go into Battery Saver mode. This neat feature dims the display when you turn the phone upside down. Pokémon GO will still vibrate when there is a Pokémon nearby so don’t worry about missing out.

Pokemon GO settings

2. Download your local maps.

I am not sure about how much this helps but I am hearing on the grapevine by some legitimate sources that it works. As Pokémon GO uses Google Maps you can open the Google maps app and download the map of your local area. Pokémon GO will not have to make a GPS call each time you open the app, saving you battery.

Download Google Maps

3. Dim your screen and go low power.

This one may seem like an oldie but it still rings true. Dimming your screen will definitely help to save the battery and ensure you don’t run out in the middle of a gym battle. Switching on your phone’s low power mode on will also reduce any unnecessary battery leakage.

Low Power Mode

4. Turn off AR.

While the AR function of Pokémon GO is cool, it’s also a drain on the battery. Turning it off will not only save your juice but will also help in making those Pokémon easier to catch.

Turn Off AR

5. Do not download the IOS 10 Beta.

This one is for Apple fans, and if you are like me you will want to jump on that Beta. But don’t do it! iOS 10 currently has some issues including breaking the Battery Saver mode and AR mode. If your life is all about Pokémon GO, then stay away from the latest Apple OS.

Follow the tips and keep on catching them all!!!

  • H0NEYL00PS

    Re Point 5. The same can be said for Android users who are tempted to sign up to the Android N beta. It doesn’t support Pokémon Go at all, confirmed across the board. So stay away! I had to reset my phone, rollback the OS, and reinstall everything to be able to play it again.

  • H0NEYL00PS

    Re Point 5. The same can be said for Android users who are tempted to sign up to the Android N beta. It doesn’t support Pokémon Go at all, confirmed across the board. So stay away! I had to reset my phone, rollback the OS, and reinstall everything to be able to play it again.