Having the phone battery drained easily is one of the problems of “Pokémon Go” players, considering that the game uses Google Maps and requires Internet connection. However, there are several ways to avoid this predicament.
Downloading Google Maps for offline use can improve the performance of the Pokémon Go app, according to Tech Radar. Players just need to open up the Google Maps app and select Offline areas under the Settings menu.
There is also a power-saving feature provided by Niantic. Players just need to hit the Poké Ball at the bottom of the screen and check the Battery Saver option after selecting the Settings option at the top-right corner.
Music and sound effects may be turned off to help save battery life. These features are under the Poké Ball settings tab, where they can be deselected.
The Augmented Reality mode may also be turned off. This can be done by flipping the switch at the top right-hand corner when catching a Pokémon.
“Pokémon Go” players will achieve a longer phone battery life by not using the camera that shows the Pokémon standing in the real world. This reduces the task that the phone has to accomplish.
While walking from place to place, players may go into airplane mode to help lengthen the life of the phone battery. However, it needs to be turned back off when the player plays again.
While playing “Pokémon Go,” the phone screen has to be kept on the whole time, which drains the battery easily, so it is better to lower the brightness of the screen. Players should either turn off the sound or turn down the volume as well.
On the other hand, it is not recommended for “Pokémon Go” players to use the power-saving setting built into the OS of smartphones. Doing so will limit processing power as it tries to save battery, so it will make the playing game less gun.
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