Pokemon Go continues to capture the hearts and minds of children everywhere. But if you have played the game for a while, you know that it is resource intensive and drains your battery quickly. The game also involves lots of travel in the real world, while you are looking at your phone, which has resulted in several dropped devices.
My family has been using the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active to play Pokemon Go, which you can purchase exclusively from AT&T. The phone has a large battery that will give you extended play time. It is also a rugged device that can withstand drops, even into water when you get too close to the action collecting those water type Pokemon. Below are a few more tips to help you catch ‘em all.
Avoid Data Overages
- Part of the appeal of Pokemon Go is that it forces users to go out in the “real world” to advance in the game. This is a really fun and unique element to the app – but it could also lead to an increase in your data usage.
- Keep your WiFi on: When you’re logged in to play the game, make sure your WiFi is turned on and set to automatically connect to any available network.
- Turn off automatic app updates: If you’re worried about going over your data limit, another easy way to cut back is to disable automatic updates.
- Make sure you CLOSE the app when you’re not playing: As long as the app is running in the background, your data is being used!
- Upgrade your plan: If you’re considering buying a new phone – or starting a new plan – consider the AT&T Unlimited Plan
Keep Your Battery Charged
- Pokemon Go uses your phone’s GPS functions, its camera, its wireless network, and its touchscreen. That said – it can be quite draining on your phone’s battery.
- One way to make sure your phone never runs out of juice while you’re out catching Pokemon is to always carry an on-the-go wireless charger.
- Another option: Adjust the settings! If you turn off the game’s music, sound effects or other add-ons – you could save some battery power.
- As much as we love mobile apps like Pokemon, it is always important to remember that there’s a time and place to enjoy these games. And that time and place is never while you’re behind the wheel of a car.
- Just like texting and driving, using an app while you are behind the wheel creates all the risks and dangers of distracted driving.
- Since 2010, AT&T has been working to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving through its national It Can Wait campaign.
- No notification – not even a Pikachu siting – is worth a life. It Can Wait.
Like any outdoor adventure, it’s good to be prepared. And with these tips from AT&T, Pokemon Go users can catch ‘em all – while avoiding data overages, keeping their smartphones’ batteries in check, and – most importantly – staying safe!