How to increase the frame rate of Pokemon Go on iPhone

A new update was released in Pokémon Go for iOS users – version 1.191.0, allowing trainers to run their games at higher frame rates. Now that this welcomed update is up and running for iPhone users, going to the in-game Settings should give you a FPS boost.

  • Once in Setting, scroll to the bottom of the screen until you find Advanced settings
  • Here you will find a reading option Native Refresh Rate – Unlock your device’s native refresh rate for higher FPS
  • Once enabled, this feature will read Original Refresh Rate Unlocked
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If you’re rocking a newer iPhone, such as the iPhone 13 Pro, you’ll notice a big difference because you’re going from 30fps to 120fps. That’s because the iPhone 13 Pro has a 120Hz display – its native refresh rate. With the new setting activated, jumping into battle with a wild Pokémon and trying to catch it is a great place to notice a performance difference.

Until now, Pokémon Go was previously locked at 30fps on iOS devices, which made the game feel sluggish and choppy. This new feature isn’t limited to the 13 Pro and Pro Max – the only iPhones to date capable of running a 120Hz display. If you have an older generation iPhone, your game will still be noticeably smoother to play Pokémon Go with this new setting, go from 30fps to 60fps or 90fps, depending on your iPhone model.

Most Android phones are already capable of running games at higher refresh rates, so by far, Pokémon Go usually runs better on Android.

However, Niantic did not directly announce this feature. It’s disabled by default, and it’s not mentioned in the new version’s patch notes other than a brief mention of “many quality of life improvements”. Pokémon Go It’s been a heavy battery drainer from the start, and enabling this – like enabling any high frame rate feature on any mobile game – will drain even more battery.

Starting higher frame rates is already a demanding task, so don’t be surprised if your phone runs out of battery faster than before. However, if you are all about performance, this feature is well worth a try. How to increase the frame rate of Pokemon Go on iPhone


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