6 Tips To Help You Save Battery Life While Playing 'Pokemon Go'

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As you'll probably know by now, Pokemon Go has a huge effect on your battery and can reduce it ridiculously quickly if you're not clever about saving as much battery as possible. Here are 6 ways which can really help to stop your battery reducing as much as possible.

1. Turn on battery saver in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go has a built-in battery saver option which works by turning the phone black and using less power when the phone is upside down, i.e. in your pocket. Your phone will still vibrate when your cross a Pokemon.

Edit: In the latest update this feature seems to have gone missing, we've left it on the list because it's a strong probability that it'll be back soon.


2. Turn off augmented reality (AR)

It's pretty cool to see Pokemon look like they're actually in front of you, but the use of the AR and the camera kills your battery, definitely consider turning it off for more power. When you encounter a Pokemon, just hit the switch in the upper right corner.

3. Reduce screen brightness

Reducing screen brightness is the best way to save battery in general, not just on Pokemon Go, but with the amount of time spent with the screen on, it's definitely a good idea to turn the brightness down.


4. Turn on your phone's battery saver mode

Goes without saying that this should help a lot. On iPhone go to Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode. On Android go to Settings > Battery > Tap on the three vertical dot icon in the upper right corner > Battery saver > On.

You should know that putting your phone into these modes can limit location services, so you may end up seeing fewer Pokestops and Gyms.

5. Get a battery pack for your iPhone

If you're a hardcore Pokemon trainer and you're spending hours away from your house or a charger, then you're going to need a spare battery pack. We recommend the selection from Anker.

6. Turn off music, sound effects, and vibration

If you just want to catch Pokemon and you don't care about everything else that comes with it, then it might be a good idea to turn off all the music, sound effects and vibration.

To turn them off, tap the Poké Ball, tap Settings (upper right) and then uncheck Music, Sound Effects and Vibration.

Hopefully these tips help you. If you know of any other ways of saving battery, let us know and we'll be sure to add it in.