Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few 3 weeks then you have probably heard about the Pokémon Go phenomena that has swept across the globe. The concept of the augmented reality game is simple, players use their device’s GPS and camera to roam around the ‘real world’ looking for Pokémon to capture, train and battle. With over 75 million downloads it has become one of the most used apps in history (and one of the biggest causes of rapidly draining batteries!)
As mentioned before, the game relies on various hardware found in most mobile phones including the camera, GPS & cellular antenna and accelerometer. Undoubtedly, running Pokémon Go will severely decrease the battery life of your iPhone. There are general tips and tricks you can read here to help increase the battery life of your iPhone under regular daily use. But with a game like Pokémon Go, those adjustments may not result in the desired extra power you are looking for. Some tips & tricks for saving battery life within the game include:
Turning on the battery save mode. This is found by clicking on the “Setting” button on the top-right corner of the screen then scrolling down and selecting ‘Battery Saver’
Download maps for offline use. Pokémon Go uses Google Maps to pull data to your phone as you travel around playing the game. By downloading your cities map within the settings you not only save on battery usage but also on data usage as well.
Capture Pokémon without using the AR mode. This feature uses the camera to view the creatures in a ‘real-life’ environment. You can turn this off when capturing a Pokémon by turning off the AR switch in the top-right hand corner.
- Do less in the game. By changing your gaming habits, you can also decrease battery consumption. For example, catching less common Pokémon, stopping at fewer gyms and skipping some Poké stops.
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