This guide explains how you can save your smartphone’s battery power while playing Pokémon GO.
Turn on Pokémon GO Plus battery-saver mode
Pokémon GO already has a battery-saver mode, though you need to turn it on. Do so by tapping your PokéBall, and then “Settings.” Then tap the empty circle next to “Battery Saver.”
Pokémon GO is an infamous battery-hog. If it’s left to run on its default settings, it can easily gobble up 90% of your phone’s battery usage in a single day. By comparison, regular use of Facebook might take up about 5% of your battery in a single day.
Niantic is constantly working to make Pokémon GO less of a battery-drain, but it’s not a bad idea to subscribe to these general power-saving tips in any circumstance. They apply to most smartphone models, and they should allow for tons of extra Pokémon-hunting hours.
Take Pidgey, for instance: once you level up a bit Pidgeotto begin showing up in the wild quite frequently for you, and a little further down the line Pidgeot will begin showing up. Is it thus worthwhile spending that candy to evolve? Evaluate your resources carefully.
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