Jul 20, 2016

How to improve battery life when playing Pokemon Go?

I’ve been playing a lot of Pokemon Go with my kids this summer, which is great, but it absolutely kills the battery on my Moto G phone. I have to keep the screen brightness up pretty high to see it in the sunlight so that obvious option isn’t available. Are there any other ways to make the battery last longer while playing Pokemon Go?
There is actually a battery saving mode in the app, but it can be easy to miss. Open the app, then:

1. Tap on the Pokeball icon in the lower middle of the screen.
2. Tap on the Settings icon in the top-right corner of the screen (looks like a gear).
3. Tap the circle beside "Battery Saver" to turn on battery saver mode.

Battery saver mode turns off your display when you turn your phone upside down (the top of your phone pointing towards the ground, not the screen facing the ground). Another advantage of this is that it prevents accidental screen touches.
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