Pokemon GO iOS Battery Saver Mode Returns, “Nearby” Tracker Debuts

After removing their battery saver mode in iOS to diagnose the feature, Niantic has brought the feature back to Pokemon GO’s latest update, along with an improved beta Nearby feature and more.

The app now also reminds Trainers to confirm they’re not playing while driving, while also allows you to change your nickname one time, and improved the throws of curveballs. The full change log is below:

– Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing
– Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw
– Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate experience bonuses
– Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons
– Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time, so please choose your new nickname wisely
– Resolved issues with the battery saver mode and re-enabled this feature
– Added visuals of Team leaders – Candela, Blanche and Spark
– We’re currently testing a variation of the “Nearby Pokémon” feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.
– Minor text fixes

Here’s a video of the new Nearby feature in action (via TechCrunch):

YouTube video

The image below describes the tracking feature in more detail, which now shows where Pokemon are in your area in relation to Pokestops. Under the Sightings heading, this just shows Pokemon out in the wild:


Pokemon GO recently expanded its launch in Asia, to allow players in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau to start dedicating their lives to the game.

Click here to download Pokemon GO in the App Store.

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