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How to make virtual pokemon hunts longer: advice to help extend battery life

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDo you ever find yourself thinking whether or not your phone’s battery can last until the next PokeSop when playing Pokemon Go? Samsung product specialist Janis Lejnieks notes – the safest way to avoid getting a black screen during play is to fully recharge the battery before leaving home.

He also provides other useful tips that will help make pokemon hunts longer:

Check the game’s options

The world’s most popular augmented reality game does eat a lot of the phone’s resources. This is because it uses the camera and GDPs navigation simultaneously. Fortunately, developers of Pokemon Go have come up with ways to reduce battery use. One option to reduce battery use is to turn on Battery Saver mode. To activate it, click on the bottom of the Pokeball screen and then go to Settings.

Although catching pokemon monsters in reality may be the most exciting part of the game, battery life can be extended by turning off Augmented reality function. This will help save up resources and make the ‘hunt’ last a little bit longer.

Take a replacement battery with you

If your device is at risk of shutting down in the middle of the game, having an external battery with you is a good solution for such an emergency. They are usually small and light, and do not take up much space in a bag or even pocket. For example, Samsung external battery (5,000 mAh) can charge up a phone at least twice and provides full battery recharge within 90 minutes (depends on the model of the phone used).

Lower the brightness level and reduce sound

One of the simplest ways of extending battery life is lowering the brightness level of the screen. This will help save at least a little bit of battery power.

Turn off functions you don’t use

Before you dive into Pokemon Go, check if background apps are turned off. This includes Bluetooth, WiFi, phone vibration and other functions you don’t use while playing the game.

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