Pokémon Go Update Fixes Crashes, Google Security Concerns

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An iOS update that went live for Pokémon Go this afternoon fixes some bugs and will stop the popular app from requesting access to your entire Google account. Now the game will only ask for basic information like your name and email—and now it’ll give you a warning first.


The update also promises added stability and bug fixes, including a tweak for players who found themselves having to enter their usernames and passwords over and over again. Full patch notes:

- Trainers do not to have to enter their username and password repeatedly after a force log out

- Added stability to Pokémon Trainer Club account log-in process

- Resolved issues causing crashes

- Fixed Google account scope

“Again, we are humbled by the overwhelming response,” the developers added. “Thank you!”

This patch comes a day after users discovered that Pokémon Go asked many iOS users for complete access to their Google accounts. Developer Niantic later said requesting that much information had been a mistake.


Good! Now start adding more Pokestops in more places. I’m at work in a pretty busy area(Alpharetta, GA) not a damn Pokemon in sight there’s a lake here as well.