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What To Do When Pokemon Go Is Not Working

What can go more wrong for a Pokemon fan besides getting his Pokemon action figures stolen from him? It may be the malfunction of the Pokemon GO game or its complete nonfunctioning. Perhaps all apps have issues these days, and finding ways to fix them could be a challenging and annoying process.

Never hesitate to update

The development company of Pokemon Go is constantly releasing updates for the game in order to fix the bugs. Therefore, if your copy of the game is freezing or crashing a lot, it’s always a good idea to seek for the latest update.

The process of updating is very simple:

  1. Open the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the menu from the top left.
  3. Tap My apps & games.
  4. Tap Update next to Pokémon Go, if the option is available. If not, your game already has the latest update.

GPS signal not found

What’s more annoying than wanting to search for a Pikachu or Squirtle, but the app is showing you the “GPS Signal Not Found” alert? Probably to find out that Pikachu or Squirtle is down in a fountain, and you’re forced to go get him.

Nevertheless, you’ll most likely have to enable location permission for the game by doing the following:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Apps & Notifications.
  3. Find and select Pokémon Go.
  4. Tap Permissions.
  5. Toggle Location.

If none of the above solutions don’t work, you should always go for the oldest trick in the book and perhaps the easiest one: restarting your device. But above all, make sure that your phone’s battery is charged.

Released only about three years ago, and being developed and published by Niantic for iOS and Android devices, the augmented reality mobile game Pokemon Go is one of the most played games on mobile devices. Nintendo’s market value increased by 9 billion dollars within only five days of the release of Pokémon Go back in 2016, so the future can be only bright for the beloved game.



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