Pokémon Go Android settings you need to know

Welcome back, Pokémon! We've been waiting ever so patiently. Well, not patiently, if we're being completely honest. Now that Pokémon Go lives on your Android device, you need to know how to navigate the settings before jumping in and playing the game.

Accessing the Main Menu

  1. Launch the Map View of Pokémon Go.
  2. Tap the Main Menu button. It's the Poké Ball at the bottom of your screen.
  3. Tap Settings at the top right.
  4. Tap the menu item you wish to select.


The music is enabled by default, so don't be alarmed when you head out to play and you suddenly have your own Junichi Masuda soundtrack accompanying your walk. You can toggle it off here.

Sound Effects

The game sound effects are enabled by default, and as awesome as they are, you may not always want them on. You can toggle them off here.


Vibrations are enabled by default, and they are useful for letting you know about nearby Pokémon. But if you don't want them, they can be toggled off here.

Battery Saver

This is your battery life optimization feature. The reality is that this game is going to drain your battery mighty quickly. While the Battery Saver is enabled, your display will be disabled when your device is pointed downward. You'll still be able to track distance in this mode, and you will continue to be notified if Pokémon are nearby.

Quick Start

This will launch a gameplay tutorial. If you're brand new to the Pokémon Go experience, this is going to be tremendously helpful.

Help Center

The official Help Center gets launched in your web browser to answer any more detailed questions you may have.

About Pokémon GO

If inquiring minds want to know, here is where you'll find the copyrights, Terms of Service (seriously, consider reading it), Privacy Policy, and license information regarding the game.

Sign Out

Well, that one pretty much explains itself... and you probably won't be using it very much.

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