A new update of Pokémon Go for iOS lets you run the game at higher frame rates. With version 1.191.0 ′, the “Advanced Settings” section of the app now includes an option that reads “Unlock your device’s native refresh rate for higher FPS”.
I tried it on my iPhone 13 Pro and it made a huge difference. Pokémon Go isn’t the most visually complicated game, of course, but there’s a lot of scrolling and camera movement, and the smoother tactile response is much better when you line up a pokeball throw with your finger.
Here’s how the feature appears in the in-game menu:
Pokémon Go was previously locked at 30 fps on iOS devices. Many Android phones are able to run the game at a higher frame rate, although in my experience of testing on multiple devices the support can be hit or miss. Always, Pokémon Go generally worked better on Android until now.
The new iOS functionality is not limited to the 13 Pro and Pro Max, which are the only iPhones with 120Hz “ProMotion” displays. I also tried it on my old 8 Plus and it is also possible to unlock the frequency. images, although the aging A11 processor does not always maintain a constant frame rate of 60 frames per second.
Niantic doesn’t think much about functionality; it is disabled by default and is not mentioned in the release notes for 1.191.0, beyond a vague mention of “various quality of life improvements”. It is possible that enabling it for all users will cause complaints about battery life, as Pokémon Go is already quite a heavy application in this regard. But if you’re not worried about that, it’s worth trying this option.