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How to Save Battery Life When Playing Pokémon Go

After years of anticipation, Pokémon fans have finally got themselves the game they've always deserved and desired. Niantic's Pokémon Go is finally out for both Android and iOS, and is a dream come true, with almost limitless potential. Venusaur, Charizard, Blastoise, Pikachu, and many other Pokémon have been discovered on planet Earth! From the developers behind the popular Ingress comes Pokémon Go, an interactive game that makes great use of Augmented Reality. That means you're now able to use your phone to integrate the game into the real world. No wonder this Game is almost drives the whole world crazy.

However, we have to admit that this mavelous game is a truly battery hog, it can kill your bettery in every minute since people are so addicted to it. So we always dream about that one day our Pikachu can help us charging our battery. However, it's a dream till now. So please follow this article to learn some easy tips about saving your iOS or Android battery life when playing Pokémon Go.

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How to Save Battery Life When Playing Pokémon Go

Step 1 : Enable the game's built-in power saver

While we are not sure how much juice it will save you, you'd better enable the game's built-in battery saver and keep it that way. In a series of totally non-scientific field tests, a couple of the Pokémon Go here in the office claimed that keeping the battery saver on helped them lose 40% less juice than keeping the nifty option off. We suppose that enabling this option is toning down the constant use of your phone's GPS and triangulates your location with the help of you cellular data connection.

built-in Pokémon power saver

Step 2: Lower your brightness

We hate to suggest this for a game that you'll be mainly playing in the outside world, probably under direct sunlight, but lowering your brightness will save you lots of juice. The tradeoff is obvious, isn't it — you will have a harder time discerning the objects on your display and possibly missing a nearby-located gym or a Pokémon. Personally, we wouldn't bother with the brightness setting if we have over 30% of juice left in our phones and will only decrease it once the battery level goes critically low. But that's just us.

Step 3 : Disable any phone features that are not related to the game

Listening to a hot new album on Apple Music, Spotify, or Google Play Music? That's nice, honey. Now, press that Pause button and resume your Pokémon endeavors! If you are really serious about the game, make sure that you disable or stop all features or apps that could be draining your vital battery juice. GPS and display are the two things that you need to keep up and running, so everything that can potentially hinder their power supply should be getting the ax.

Step 4: Get a power bank

That's actually the very best piece of advice we can give you. Just get yourself any power bank and plug it in once your battery begins to go south. We have some brand recommendations, too — down below are a few good, large-capacity ones and a couple of lightweight ones. Just make sure you don't stumble upon a fake.

You should also backup your Pokémon Go app to PC or other devices, just in case of suddenly battery drain or phone break.

Pokémon Go power bank

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