Niantic promises the return of Pokèmon Go’s iOS battery saver option

Pokèmon Go’s latest update removed the iOS version of the game’s battery saver option, a function which preserved battery life by turning off the phone’s screen after a certain period of user inactivity or when the device was turned upside down but which also allowed the game to continue alerting the user to nearby pokemon, but Niantic promises the feature will be returning in a future update.

In a recent post on the official Pokèmon Go Facebook page, Niantic said that it had temporarily disabled the battery saving option due to its somewhat buggy nature, but it also confirmed that the feature should be returning within the next few days:

"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."

The post also confirms that Pokèmon Go is now available in both Central and South America. Launching Pokèmon Go in as many regions as possible is still Niantic’s number one priority, but the company has said it is also working on implementing a new and better version of "Nearby Pokemon" tracking as well as other features such as the ability to trade pokemon with other players.