How To Use Battery Saver Mode On Pokémon Go?

How To Use Battery Saver Mode On Pokémon Go?

Are you tired of continuously keeping your cell phone plugged into a power bank or charger to play Pokemon Go as the game consumes a lot of battery juice? Here is a method you can follow to save a lot of battery power and play the game for longer on a single charge.


Tired of keeping your cell phone always plugged into a battery bank or an external power source to make sure you can play Pokémon Go throughout the day?

We all are well aware of the fact that Pokémon Go is a battery hungry app and requires a lot of battery juice. And battery hogging is the same reason why most of the players opted for power banks to keep their phone’s battery at the optimum level so that they can continue playing the game without letting the phone die.

But now you might not need to do all that because there is a battery saver mode built right into the app and available for your convenience.

Yes, you heard that right! 😀

Developers did include a battery saver mode in the app, and many users are not even aware of it.

Here I am going to teach you how to use battery saver mode on Pokémon Go so that you can save battery and play the game for extended hours on a single charge.

Below I have included a step-by-step guide along with the pictures to make it easier for you to enable the battery saver mode on Pokémon Go.

Step #01 – On the Pokémon Go, while you are on the Map view, tap the Poké Ball icon located at the bottom of the screen, this will pop up the options menu.

How To Use Battery Saver Mode On Pokémon Go?

Step #02 – Under the options menu, tap on the “Settings” button located at the upper-right corner of the screen.

How To Use Battery Saver Mode On Pokémon Go?

Step #03 – In the Settings section, you will see a Battery Saver check box. Tap on it to enable the battery saver mode.

How To Use Battery Saver Mode On Pokémon Go?

What the battery saver mode does is that it forces your phone to enter a low-power state mode whenever you hold your cell phone in an upside down position, so that the app consumes fewer system resources while you are walking around which in turn saves a significant amount of battery power.

Why Battery Saver Mode On Pokémon Go Is Not Working?

I have seen a lot of users complaining that the battery saver on Pokémon Go is not working. Here is my answer for those users:

Pokémon save battery option does the following things to your phone whenever you hold it in an upside-down position:

  1. Shows a black Pokémon Go picture on the screen,
  2. Turns off the touch capabilities on the app.

Now to properly understand the working of this battery saver mode, you need to be aware of the two most popular display screen types i.e. LCDs and OLEDs.

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In case you don’t know, different phones have different display screens. Some phones have LCD screen, while others have OLED display screens.

OLED screens are much more power efficient because they are capable of showing true blacks, as compared to the LCD screens that uses a backlight and displaying black picture doesn’t turn off the backlight.

So, if you enable the Pokémon Go battery saver mode on a phone that have a LCD screen then this will make you think that your phone’s screen has been turned off, however, in reality, it will be on and consume your battery power.

Basically, in a nutshell, this battery saver mode is specially suitable for phones that have OLED display screen and will save a significant amount of your phone’s battery.


Did the Pokémon Go built-in battery saver functionality helped you in improving your phone’s battery life? Do share you experience in the comments section down below.

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