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Pokemon GO Not Working? Top 10 Errors and Fixes

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A recent survey has revealed that Pokemon GO is more popular than social networking platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Twitter and Tinder. Even though the game was released almost a month ago and has received few updates, players are still complaining about problems. Here are the top 10 Pokemon GO errors along with their fixes.

Pokemon GO Won?t Launch

If the game does not launch, users can try restarting their device. Alternatively, players can check on the server status page to see if there is any server downtime.

If there is no issue with the server, players need to check whether an update is available for the game. If It is available, install it. However, if it does not resolve the issue, trying uninstalling and reinstalling the game. The game data is stored on the cloud. Hence, signing into the game will restore the game data.

?App Not Installed? Error While Installing Pokemon GO APK

Users can face such an issue if they are trying to install the game using a corrupted APK file. Make sure the APK file is downloaded from reliable sites like and

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?GPS Signal Not Found? Error

Pokemon GO game requires GPS location tracking to be enabled to play the game. The game may briefly show such an error before it establishes connection. If it is still showing the same error, users need to check whether GPS has been enabled or not.

Pokemon GO Not Working on Rooted Android and Jailbroken iOS Devices

If Pokemon GO detects that is being launched on a rooted Android or a jailbroken iOS device, it will not work. Users of rooted Android devices can make use of Hide My Root whereas owners of jailbroken iOS devices can use tsProtector to launch the game.

Pokemon GO Tracking Tools Not Working

Pokemon Go?s recent update has removed the in-game feature called ?Nearby? that allowed players to track Pokemon in the vicinity on the basis of number of footprints. It has been removed because it did not function accurately.

Also, Niantic has shut down access to third party Pokemon tracking tools like PokeVision and PokeHound. Here is a complete list of PokeVision alternatives that are working.

Pokemon Trainer Doesn?t Move

When the player walks, the Pokemon trainer should walk at the same time. If the Pokemon trainer does not move and appears to be walking on the same spot, probably the game has crashed and it needs to be restarted.

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Can?t Find Pokemon

Pokemon GO is all about finding wild Pokemon. Since the game uses Google Traffic data to determine population and density of the traffic, more Pokemon can be spotted in busier areas. Alternatively, the Incense tool can be used to attract Pokemon towards the player. Pokemon can also be found at PokeStops by using Lures.

Pokemon GO Exhausts Battery Quickly

Pokemon GO uses several features of the phone simultaneously such as screen, data, GPS and camera that causes the battery to deplete faster. Reducing brightness, killing background apps, and making use of a battery case are some of the suggestions that can assist in resolving the issue.

Server Issues, Shows a Spinning PokeBall Symbol

Since the time the game was launched, users have complained about server issues. When it was recently launched in more countries, the problem cropped up once again. It mainly happens because huge numbers of gamers are playing the game simultaneously. This issue can be fixed only by Niantic, the developer of the game.

When the game tries to connect to the servers, it shows a spinning PokeBall symbol. Once it gets connected to the servers, the symbol will automatically disappear. Players can visit the server status page here to confirm whether the server is running fine or not.

Pokemon GO Not Working in My Country

Pokemon GO is yet to be released in the following countries: Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and UAE. Users in these countries can still play the game by downloading and installing Pokemon GO APK.

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