Pokémon Go has been updated to 0.61 and 1.31 across iOS and Android. However, the update isn’t exactly performing well on all devices. Specifically, GPS hangups and battery drain are causing frustration. Multiple threads on The Silph Road reddit confirm the findings.


The chronic “GPS Not Found” error has begun to rear its ugly head more frequently in recent Pokémon Go updates, especially on Android phones. This might mean you’re able to find playable signals in some places but not others. Here are a few things you can try.

  1. Uninstall and reinstall the app. Some data may be lost in the process. On Android, users are also given the option to clear an app’s cache. To do so, go to Settings > Apps > Pokémon Go. You’ll see two buttons for clearing data and cache.
  2. Toggle your connections. Sometimes Pokémon Go gets fewer errors if you toggle off data or Wi-Fi while you play. Results vary across devices, so see if turning off either signal helps.
  3. Newer Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy have advanced GPS features. Go Settings > Privacy & Safety > Location. Make sure the switch is on. Tap “locating method” and select “High Accuracy.” This may boost your signal, but it can also adversely impact battery life.
  4. Download the GPS Fix app for Android here. Open it, select “fix GPS” and uninstall when finished. Note: All apps are installed at your own risk.


Pokémon Go and battery drain have been partners in crime for some time now. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many software-based fixes we can offer that go beyond traditional means. Here’s what we know.

Low Power Mode iOS: Go to Settings > Battery and turn on the slider for Low Power Mode. While in this state, email fetching, Siri, automatic downloads and some visual effects are disabled.

Battery Saver Android: Go to Settings > Battery and turn on Battery Saver. GPS may be disabled, however, so you’ll have to use Wi-Fi to work around that.

Alternatively, you might also want to try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest version of Pokémon Go as well. Some data may be lost in the process.

Pokémon Go update 0.61 is available on Android devices, while 1.31 is available on iOS. The patch fixes problems with eggs and makes minor text adjustments.

Are you having GPS or battery drain problems since the last Pokémon Go update? Tell us in the comments section!