Pokemon Go Gets Update With Native Refresh Rate Support on iOS for Higher FPS, Smoother Gameplay
Pokemon Go for iOS has been updated with support for higher refresh rates on compatible smartphones, bringing improved touch response to the iPhone version of the popular location-based game. The latest update to the game on the App Store now allows users to “unlock” their smartphone’s native refresh rate, for higher frames per second (FPS) while playing Pokemon Go. However, turning on the setting for native refresh rate support may result in lowered battery life, especially on older iPhone models.
The new settings to enable higher FPS in the game were spotted by The Verge on the latest version of the Pokemon Go app for iOS, but developer Niantic has not mentioned the new feature anywhere in its changelog for the new update. The setting itself is buried deep in the Advanced Settings section of the app, and the game does not inform users or nudge them to try the new feature.
The Pokemon Go app on iOS can now reportedly run at 60 FPS on iPhones, which showed visibly smoother animations in our testing on an iPhone 11. The game would previously run at 30 FPS, according to the report, so users running the game on the iPhone 13 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro Max should see the biggest improvements on their smartphones thanks to their 120Hz displays.