How To Save Battery & Cellular Data
One of the hottest, most prevalent issues that surrounds Pokemon GO is the major usage of both Celluar data and battery Power. Now, no, Pokemon GO actually does not use THAT MUCH data, at least not compared to other games and apps, especially if you play in, yes, moderation. But for players that have been playing constantly since the game was first released, they know all too well the extreme levels of power drainage on their phones and data usage on their phone bills.
And since it has become such a great issue, many players have been searching for ways to save on both, and exponentially no less. Some of these players have gone to great lengths to do this, some to the point of being banned by the Pokemon Company and Niantic from Pokemon GO. Some of these methods are useful, while the jury is still out on a number of others.
Here are a number of ways to cut back on both Celluar data and battery Usage:
1) Download offline maps From Google. This was one of the earliest known theories for saving both data and battery in Pokemon GO, some saying it will save you up 35% of Data Charges. Many Google Experts have denied this, saying it does not have any effect of these given things, but many players figure they do not have much to lose by doing this, outside of a few bytes of memory on their phones for the maps. Plus it is relatively simple to do: Download Google Maps onto your phone, go into the settings after it finishes downloading, click to access Offline Maps, and hit the plus sign to download the maps for your given area. It is just that easy!
2) Use battery Saver Mode. This is a more simple process than downloading Google Maps, but it only saves on Battery Charge instead of Data. If a player still would like to do this, all one must do is go into the settings on Pokemon GO and click Battery Saver Mode. Some players claim not to see the effects of this, but if you flip your phone upside down when just walking and not looking for Pokemon, the screen will go dark and the battery saving begins. This feature has been known for freezing games, so you might want to watch out for that.
3) Computer spoofing. If you are not in the mood to walk in order to find all the Pokemon in Pokemon GO, you can always try downloading Pokemon GO and a GPS Service on your home computer or laptop. THis comes at a risk, however, as the Pokemon Company and niantic has been banning players that are doing this and manipulating the tracking service found in the game. If you want to try it, go for it, but do not be surprised if it sees you not being able to play Pokemon GO.
4) PokeDrones. Of all the ways to try to save some Cellular Data and Battery Charge, this one is a little out there. Apparently, some players have gone to the extreme and have created specific devices to attach their phone and Pokemon GO to, allowing them to then use a drone to manipulate the GPS Service and do all the walking for you. This can allow a player to stay connected to their home WiFi and yet play the game with no trouble at all. But much like computer spoofing, a player must be cautious because the Pokemon Company might not be too keen on this one either.