Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  
    iMore Question
    iMore Question's Avatar
    Guest

    Default Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    My battery is draining terribly when playing Pokemon Go, is there anything I can do to improve the battery drain when playing it?
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    Not that I'm aware of, but hopefully members who currently play Pokmon Go and aren't experiencing excessive battery drain will reply soon.
  3. #3  
    Sherry_B's Avatar
    iMore Specialist

    Posts
    1,391 Posts

    Default Re: Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    Not at this time, no. Your best option is to carry a battery pack (ie; Jackery) with you or invest in a phone case with a battery backup in it (ie; Mophie Juice Pack).
  4. #4  

    Default Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    Heavy use of location services will do that.
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    I read somewhere that turning off the AR mode helps. I haven't verified that myself.
  6. #6  
    megjobson's Avatar
    iMore Nanite

    Posts
    1 Posts

    Default Re: Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    Pokmon Go uses a lot of battery which causes it to drain in a short period of time. Here are the hacks I've been using.

    1. Reduce brightness
    2. Turn on the game's battery saving mode and your phone's battery saving mode
    3. Close all background apps
    4. I've heard people turning their phone upside down reduces the battery usage, not sure if it's true but it doesn't hurt to try
    5. (optional) Buy a good power bank, I found some good power banks at https://www.top9rated.com/best-pokem...battery-packs/ and you might also find it helpful.
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by megjobson View Post
    Pokmon Go uses a lot of battery which causes it to drain in a short period of time. Here are the hacks I've been using.

    1. Reduce brightness
    2. Turn on the game's battery saving mode and your phone's battery saving mode
    3. Close all background apps
    4. I've heard people turning their phone upside down reduces the battery usage, not sure if it's true but it doesn't hurt to try
    5. (optional) Buy a good power bank, I found some good power banks at https://www.top9rated.com/best-pokem...battery-packs/ and you might also find it helpful.
    They removed the battery saving mode in the latest update unfortunately. Turning the phone upside down would turn off the screen to save battery.

    An external battery pack or battery case is your best bet.
  8. #8  
    Matty's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    316 Posts

    Default Re: Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by iMore Question View Post
    My battery is draining terribly when playing Pokemon Go, is there anything I can do to improve the battery drain when playing it?
    Apparently putting your phone down and not playing, dramatically improves battery life ^_^ lol

    i also heard, that if you download the Maps before hand, via Wi-Fi then your phone is doing less downloading while playing. This helps. Maybe also try lower your screen brightness? Hope this helps.
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matty View Post
    i also heard, that if you download the Maps before hand, via Wi-Fi then your phone is doing less downloading while playing. This helps.
    How do you do that?
  10. #10  
    Matty's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    316 Posts

    Default Re: Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    Quote Originally Posted by robertk328 View Post
    How do you do that?
    i apologise, i forgot this method was for Android users. I'm not sure if IOS can do it. Sorry..

    1) Open the Google Maps app on their phone
    2) Go into settings
    3) Click the option for offline maps
    4) Hit the plus sign and add their location.

    Even with the maps being offline, players will still have full access to the game through their data. Players should also notice a decrease in the amount of data needed to run the game.

    Niantic Labs is aware of the battery conservation issue and said it is looking into ways to fix the problem. That should be rolling out shortly.
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Is there anything to prevent battery drain in Pokemon Go?

    Hmm not sure if the two would share maps. I'll take a look -- thanks!

Similar Threads

  1. How much battery does it take to run Pokemon Go?
    By iMore Question in forum Pokemon Go
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-13-2016, 11:47 AM
  2. Pokmon Go is just the latest in a long line of privacy 'mistakes'
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-13-2016, 10:40 AM
  3. Pokmon Go will soon get sponsored PokStops
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-13-2016, 09:51 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-13-2016, 09:30 AM
  5. This is Prisma and it'll make your iPhone photos look like works of art!
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-13-2016, 08:12 AM

Posting Permissions