In the controversial update that Niantic recently dropped for Pokémon GO, the developer elected to remove the Battery Saver toggle for iOS versions of the game. Folks going on longer hunts were, justifiably, upset.
Niantic has apparently heard all the grumbling, and they’ve announced that the Battery Saver feature will return. This comes from an update on the game’s official Facebook page.
We have been hearing the feedback loud and clear about the removal of the Battery Saver mode on iOS devices. We had removed this feature as several users were experiencing it to be buggy, but we are fairly confident that a fix for this should roll out within the next several days.
I’ve been playing the game since launch on Android with Battery Saver switched on. I haven’t noticed any bugs, beyond the normal stuff that everyone else has experienced regardless of this feature’s activation.
Hopefully they’ll deploy the update soon… for the sake of all your batteries.