Niantic?s augmented reality title based on Pokemon is currently taking the world by storm, and it?s also apparently taking away our data with its high demand for connection. Pokemon GO does not only require an Internet connection, but it also needs GPS to fully work. The game can consume from 2 MB to 8 MB and above per hour. Those unprepared may be a bit surprised with how much data is consumed by the game, so here are a few tips to lessen data consumption.
Make Use Of Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi is always our friend, even more now that Pokemon GO is out. There are a lot of areas where Wi-Fi is free, and now?s the perfect time to take advantage of them. Never forget to turn off your mobile data whenever you?re in Wi-Fi zones to avoid unnecessary consumption. Since you might be interested in travelling a lot after getting the game, you?re bound to get to Wi-Fi zones.
Make Sure All Other Data-Consuming Apps Are Off
You might be used to having other apps run in the background, but it?s a habit you should learn to forget if you want to avoid getting a hefty bill at the end of the month. The best way to ensure that you?ll be saving up data is by restricting background data which you can toggle in the settings on iOS and Android.
Plan Travels Accordingly
The whole point of Pokemon GO is to travel to different areas to secure Pokemon Gyms and PokeStops as well as to meet all sorts of Pokemon. If you?re heading outside, be sure to plan your route first instead of going around in circles. If you look at your map, you can see nearby landmarks that might be PokeStops or Gyms in disguise. Go to them head on and avoid taking longer routes so you won?t have to keep the game running for too long.