Pokemon Go updated to version 1.3.0 on iOS, 0.33.0 on Android

Pokemon Go players, we have good news for you tonight. Both the iOS and Android versions of the red hot mobile game have received updates. Following the update, iOS users will be playing version 1.3.0, while those sporting an Android device will be playing version .33.0. The changelist for both operating systems is basically the same with a few differences.

Among the most important changes is the one that brings back the "battery saver" mode on iOS. With this feature, a player can hold his phone screen side down and the display turns off to save battery life. Meanwhile, a vibration is felt when a Pokemon is nearby. Niantic is also testing a new version of the Nearby Pokemon feature.

The complete changelist reads:

  • Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed. Trainers must confirm they are not driving in order to continue playing
  • Made improvements to the accuracy of a curveball throw
  • Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate experience bonuses
  • Fixed achievements showing incorrect Medal icons
  • Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time, so please choose your new nickname wisely
  • Resolved issues with the battery saver mode and re-enabled this feature
  • Added visuals of Team leaders - Candela, Blanche and Spark
  • We're currently testing a variation of the "Nearby Pokémon" feature with a subset of users. During this period you may see some variation in the nearby Pokémon UI.
  • Minor text fixes

If you are interested in Pokemon Go and have yet to download and install the app, head to the sourcelink and click on the appropriate link. If you're waiting for the update,  it should hit your phone shortly if it hasn't already.

source: PokemonGo (iOS|Android)



1. Fona13A unregistered

*Insert impotent neckbeard rage against the fad*

11. lyndon420

Posts: 6863; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Really...people with neck beards also hate this game? And here I was thinking they were the only ones playing it.

2. det_bradlee

Posts: 163; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

Did nothing to fix the "bug" causing super weak Pokemon to be very difficult to catch, or have crazy high flee rates.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

iOS has a battery saver when Android has to download a third party one. Blasphemy!

4. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Ummm... The battery saver feature is in regards to the game itself. Not the respective platforms... -___-

5. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I have had Battery Saving mode on Android since first release. What are you talking about?

8. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There is 'battery saver' on android, but I'm seriously wondering what it does, because it seems to do nothing? it seems to stop tracking?

10. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

It turns the screen black and disables touch in-game (but not phone buttons) when you tilt it so the top is downwards.

12. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

hm sounds useful, though why we can't simply lock screen and it continuing in background seems a question worth asking.

6. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Nice to see the Battery Saver back.. but I still can't figure out what it does or how it saves battery life..

7. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Turn the phone upside down and screen goes off. The effect is minimal because it seems to be the GPS that causes the massive drain rather than the screen but every little helps...

9. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

The screen is technically still on because it's LCD, unlike on Amoled's where this trick does make more wonders, oh well.. What I do like about the update is the texts in Gyms are now clearer, no longer blurred or pixel clusterfck

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