Playing Pokémon Go on Android is fun as it uses a smartphone camera to use the real world and provide best-augmented reality gaming experience ever. Since its got popular, people had started to play it extensively and reported specific issues like fast battery drain, random crashing, and eating lots of cellular data.
Keeping these issues in highpoint, we have already discussed on battery drain and random crashing issue. And, now we are here with another solution of saving data while plating Pokémon Go on Android device. Frankly speaking, if you have an unlimited data plan, that’s good. But, what about those who hardly spend 2 or 3 GB data in a month and still wish to play the game without a gap. Therefore, we are here to suggest you some handy tips to save data while playing Pokémon Go on Android.
How to Save Data While Playing Pokémon Go on Android Phone
Turn off Automatic App Updates
In order to save data, it’s better to disable automatic app updates. Whenever I think of preventing my device from eating data, I make sure to enable auto-app updates only via Wi-Fi.
Step #1. Launch Google Play Store and tap on the menu icon at the upper-left corner of the screen.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on “Settings.”
Step #3. Next up, you need to tap on “Auto-update apps.”
Step #4. The “Auto-update apps” dialog box will appear on the screen. To stop apps from automatically updating, tap on the “Do not auto-update apps” option.
We will choose Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.
Allow Only Specific Apps to Use Data
Step #1. Open Settings app on your Android device.
Step #2. Next up, you need to tap on Data usage.
Step #3. Now, you need to scroll down to check which Android apps use how much data. You can tap an app to see the detailed usage statistics. If you think that any app is eating into too much data, you have the option to disable it from connecting to mobile data in the background.
Step #4. Tap the app you don’t want to connect to mobile data and choose to Restrict app background data.
- Avoid visiting websites that are not mobile-friendly as they not only take a lot of time to load but also consume more data.
- The other handy tip is not to let Pokémon Go running even if you don’t play it. Once you are done playing the game, just quit it.
I hope these tips help you prevent the game from gobbling too much data on your smartphone. Do you have any other way to use less data while playing the Pokémon Go? You can share it as well. Do let us know your feedback in the comments or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.