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Can you increase FPS in Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go runs pretty smooth, but can you make it even better? Actually, yes.
pokemon go logo with pokeballs in background
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Pokémon Go is one of our favorite games and we’ve been grinding the hell out of raids and Community Days. The app runs smoothly, but sometimes it seems like the frame rate (sometimes referred to as FPS) is a bit low. This begs the question – can you increase FPS in Pokémon Go?

We’re not going to beat around the bush and make you read a blog post’s dinner recipe worth of text before getting to the answer. No, you cannot increase FPS in Pokémon Go.

But, before you get upset, you can unlock your phone’s full potential within the mobile game. This requires unlocking your native refresh rate.

Now, one important thing to remember about this is that you need to make sure your phone is up to the task. Increasing your refresh rate will put more strain on your phone (and possibly heat it up).

Because of this, you’re going to want to make sure you have a newer phone or tablet before doing this. Once you are confident with your device, read on for the how-to.

How to increase refresh rate in Pokémon Go

Time needed: 2 minutes.

If you are ready to improve the smoothness of Pokémon Go, you’re in luck. The process can be completed in just a couple taps of your screen.

  1. Get in the app

    Open up the Pokémon Go app

  2. Tap the Pokéball in the middle of your screenpogo app homescreen

  3. Once in the menu

    Then, tap the Settings icon (the gear)settings menu in mobile app showing gear icon

  4. Scroll down and tap Advanced Settingspogo refresh rate screen

  5. The final step

    Tap Native Refresh Rate to toggle the feature onpokemon go refresh rate screen

Once you’ve done that, you will have unlocked the full power of your smartphone or tablet. We’ve shown the process on iPhone, but it will be the same on Android, as well.

Now, when playing, you’ll notice nicer animations and curveballs will flow smoothly.

Catching Pokémon has never looked better

There you have it, a quick guide on how to unlock the refresh rate of Pokémon Go.

Obviously, we would love to tell you that you could increase the FPS in the game, but at this time, this will be your best bet.

Now, get out there and catch some Hundos, Shundos, and Nundos!

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