Pokémon Go's Battery Saver Mode

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Pokémon Go’s Battery Saver Mode

The Pokemon Go craze has gotten out of hand, with stories of people catching Pokemon while giving birth, at work meetings, and even while driving. Memes about Pokemon Go, pictures and videos of catching Pokemon, and much more have flooded social media.Are you tired of constantly plugging your phone into a power bank or charger to play Pokemon Go because the game drains your battery? Here’s how to save a lot of battery life and play the game for longer on a single charge by following this process.

Tired of constantly plugging your phone into a battery bank or an external power source to ensure you can play Pokémon Go all day?

We’re all aware that Pokémon Go is a power-hungry app that drains your phone’s battery quickly. And battery hogging is the same reason why most players bought power banks to keep their phone’s battery charged to the maximum so they could keep playing the game without it dying.

However, you do not need to do any of that now that the app has a battery saver mode built right in for your convenience.

Yes, you read that correctly.

The app’s developers did have a battery saver mode, but many users are unaware of it.

I’ll show you how to use Pokémon Go’s Battery Saver Mode to conserve battery and play the game for longer periods of time on a single charge.

To make it easier for you to unlock the battery saver mode on Pokémon Go, I’ve included a step-by-step guide with pictures below.

01 – While on the Map view in Pokémon Go, tap the Poké Ball icon at the bottom of the screen to bring up the options menu.

poke balls in pokemon go
poke balls in pokemon go

02 – Press the “Settings” button in the upper-right corner of the screen under the options menu.

Press the Settings
Press the “Settings”

03 – A Battery Saver check box can be found in the Settings section. Toggle on the battery saver mode by tapping on it.

attery Saver check box
Battery Saver check box

When you keep your phone upside down, the battery saver mode causes it to enter a low-power state, allowing the smartphone to use less device energy as you walk around, saving you a large amount of battery power.

Why Doesn’t Pokémon Go’s Battery Saver Mode Work?

I’ve seen a lot of people moaning that Pokémon Go’s Battery Saver Mode isn’t working. Here’s my answer to those users:

When you keep your phone upside-down, the Pokémon save battery option does the following things to it:

  • Turns off the app’s touch capabilities
  • displays a black Pokémon Go image on the phone.

To fully comprehend how this battery saver mode works, you must first be familiar with the two most popular display screen types: LCDs and OLEDs.

Different phones have different display screens, in case you didn’t remember. LCD screens are used on some tablets, while OLED screens are used on others.

OLED screens are much more energy efficient than LCD screens because they can display true blacks, while LCD screens use a backlight and viewing a black image does not turn off the backlight.

So, if you allow the Pokémon Go battery saver mode on a phone with an LCD screen, you will believe that your phone’s screen has been switched off, but it will still be on and consuming your battery power.

In a nutshell, this power saver mode is designed specifically for phones with OLED displays and will help you save a large amount of battery life.


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