Pokemon Go is one of the most popular smartphone apps in history. In fact, within the first few days of the release more people were playing Pokemon Go than were on Tinder. Pokemon Go downloads are quickly approaching Twitter and will likely catch up to Snapchat soon. Anyone that has played Pokemon Go knows why it has become so popular. Unfortunately, the app uses a significant amount of battery causing an iPhone or Android phone to die quickly. So, how can you save battery life while playing Pokemon Go?
For Android users, you need to make certain you are not running any apps in the background. Download Advanced Task Killer (ATK) and confirm there aren’t other apps running. You may be shocked to see Facebook, Snapchat, Chrome or other apps running when you don’t even know it. If you are running a number of apps that use GPS along with Pokemon Go you will be lucky to get one hour of gameplay.
Once you have “killed” all your other apps you will want to adjust the brightness on your phone. Make certain it is at the least bright level in which you can enjoy the game. The brighter the screen, the more battery life it drains. This is the exact same for iPhone users.
If you are an iPhone users, double click your home button and make certain you aren’t running any Safari websites, apps or other features of iOS. The more you have open, the quicker your battery will die. Turning the brightness down can save you a lot of battery which will allow you to play Pokemon Go up to one or two hours longer.
Note that talking on the phone does not take up that much battery. In fact, it often takes up less battery than texting and definitely takes less battery than Snapchatting. For this reason, if you are looking to get together with your friends to play Pokemon Go, call them instead of trying to Snapchat them or video chat them on some other app.
What other ways do you know to save battery life while playing Pokemon Go? We would love to hear your strategies in the comments below. You can also use our guide to find the best battery packs or battery chargers to play Pokemon Go longer.