'Pokemon Go' Cheats, Tips & Tricks: How To Save Battery While Playing

By Mark Jason Alcala , Updated Jul 29, 2016 09:28 AM EDT
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The "Pokemon GO", the massively popular augmented reality game developed by Niantic Labs and published by The Pokemon Company, surprised everyone with its spectacular record breaking figures. Weeks after its introduction, "Pokemon GO" managed to topple Twitter in terms of daily users and catapulted Nintendo shares to stratospheric heights. But it does have a nasty surprise as well, people soon found out "Pokemon GO" drains batteries really fast.

Rather than cease playing "Pokemon GO" just to save battery life, players began to look for the causes why "Pokemon GO" is draining everyone's battery at such spectacular rates. And it seemed to be a problem shared by every player regardless of type and brand of smartphone used. "Pokemon GO" drains a fully charged phone battery between two to three hours according to players.

"Pokemon GO" needs to use a smartphone's GPS chip to learn one's location which makes it crave more battery power than other applications. In addition, its augmented reality processes demands more computing power from the phone's RAM, making the "Pokemon GO" a battery-loving demon.

So how does one stop "Pokemon Go" from draining one's batteries? For those still unaware, the "Pokemon Go" app has a battery saver mode. Once the "Pokemon GO" battery saver mode is activated, it will be able to extend battery life by toning down some of its battery-consuming processes, reports Forbes. For instance, it will make fewer calls to the server and dim the screen.

However, there is another way for "Pokemon GO" games to prolong battery life of their phones. An Android user was able to develop a creative approach to address the battery draining by developing an app that can still detect nearby Pokemons even if the actual "Pokemon GO" game is not open, reports Independent.

In addition, the application is said to let players choose what of Pokemons they want to receive notifications. Unfortunately, it is only available for Android devices at the moment.

But it appears it might not be making its way to the public soon. Its Reddit post on how to use the app has already been removed. It was explained that any app that utilizes the Pokemon Go API is a violation of the game's terms and conditions. 

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