Tip: Downloading Pokemon Go maps saves battery, data

If you’ve spent the last week catching ‘em all in Pokemon Go, you might’ve noticed that your phone’s battery dies rapidly while playing, along with a lot of data being chugged through to keep the in-game maps and GPS running.

However, there is a solution. According to Reddit’s throwaway96388, players can download Google Maps and use them offline. This is because Go pulls maps with the Google Maps API. Players that tried the method reported an increase in battery life and decrease in data usage, but mentioned that their phones still die after anywhere between three and six hours of continuous usage.

To download the maps, you have to open the Google Maps app on their phone, go into settings, click the offline maps option, hit the plus sign, and add your location. Even with offline maps, players 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, Pokemon Go’s developer, is rolling out a fix to the battery conservation issue shortly.

Source: Polygon


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