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The much anticipated mobile game Pokémon GO has already released in Australia and New Zealand. The game is definitely a good one to play, but one thing that has troubled the players is its battery consumption.
The game has been accused of draining a whole lot of phone battery. The main reason of the game’s enormous battery consumption, according to CyberShack, is its use of GPS and the rear facing camera.
Developer Niantic, however, stated in the game’s official page that the battery issue is known to them. They wrote:
Heavy battery use
Some devices may experience battery drain while playing Pokémon GOfor prolonged periods of time. We are working on a solution.
Some tips to conserve the battery life while using the game is by adjusting screen brightness, reducing in-game actions, and turning off the sound. This has also been mentioned in the Pokémon Go Database. A battery saver option is also available in the game’s settings, but players say that it doesn’t make a noticeable difference.
Here are some tweets from players about the battery life of the game:
— FUTURESATANK (@Futuresatank) July 6, 2016
@Gazunta it’s pretty brutal. Apparently if you have the bracelet it gives all the functionality but can be done without the drain.
— Lord Panek (@KapinKong) July 6, 2016
#PokemonGO has been fun, too bad it destroys my battery. First time in ages it actually went down to 0% in a day xD
— superhiero (@eRonin) July 6, 2016
Productive lunch break on pokemonGO.. Battery is almost dead :P pic.twitter.com/rC5UGOqEeS
— Hemi(sphere) (@simplexcity) July 6, 2016
From 90% to 34% real quick….#PokémonGO why so draining sa battery. Hahahahaha
— Christian Reasonda (@ChanReasonda) July 6, 2016