Pokémon Go now runs much smoother on iPhones


A brand new replace to Pokémon Go for iOS helps you to run the sport at greater body charges. With model 1.191.0’, the “superior settings” part of the app now contains an possibility that reads “Unlock your gadget’s native refresh charge for greater FPS.”

I attempted it out on my iPhone 13 Professional and it makes an enormous distinction. Pokémon Go isn’t essentially the most visually difficult recreation, after all, however there’s plenty of scrolling and digicam motion, and the smoother contact response feels lots higher while you’re lining up a pokéball throw along with your finger.

Right here’s how the characteristic seems within the recreation’s menu:

Pokémon Go was beforehand locked to 30fps on iOS units. Many Android telephones are able to working the sport at the next body charge, although in my expertise testing throughout a number of units the assist may be hit or miss. Nonetheless, Pokémon Go usually ran higher on Android till now.

The brand new iOS characteristic isn’t restricted to the 13 Professional and Professional Max, that are the one iPhones with 120Hz “ProMotion” shows. I additionally tried it on my outdated 8 Plus and it’s doable to unlock the body charge there, too, although the ageing A11 processor doesn’t all the time sustain a gentle 60fps.

Niantic isn’t making an enormous deal out of the characteristic; it’s switched off by default and it isn’t talked about in model 1.191.0’s launch notes, past a obscure point out of “varied quality-of-life enhancements.” It’s doable that enabling it for all customers would trigger complaints about battery life, contemplating that Pokémon Go is already a fairly heavy app in that regard. But when that’s not a priority for you, it’s value giving the choice a attempt.