Pokémon Go now runs much smoother on iPhones

pokémon go now runs much smoother on iphones

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A new update to Pokémon Go for iOS lets you run the game at higher frame rates. With version 1.191.0’, the “advanced settings” section of the app now includes an option that reads “Unlock your device’s native refresh rate for higher FPS.”

I tried it out on my iPhone 13 Pro and it makes a huge difference. Pokémon Go isn’t the most visually complicated game, of course, but there’s a lot of scrolling and camera movement, and the smoother touch response feels a lot better when you’re lining up a pokéball throw with your finger.

Here’s how the feature appears in the game’s menu:

Pokémon Go was previously locked to 30fps on iOS devices. Many Android phones are capable of running the game at a higher frame rate, though in my…

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