Settings

To access the Settings menu:

  1. In Map View, touch the Main Menu 
  2. At the top right, touch Settings 

Settings Menu options:

Music

Toggles the background music. This setting is enabled by default.

Sound Effects

Toggles the sound effects during gameplay. This setting is enabled by default.

Vibrations

Toggles the vibrations during gameplay. This setting is enabled by default.

Battery Saver Toggles the battery life optimization feature. Battery Saver disables the display while the device is pointed downward. Pokémon GO will continue to track distance traveled and notify you of nearby Pokémon while Battery Saver is activated.
Email Preferences

Toggles email notifications for Pokémon GO events, offers, and updates. If you have multiple email addresses linked to your account, emails will be sent to the address which has been connected first.

Note: Trainers under the age of 13 will not see this option.

Push notifications

Toggles which push notifications you receive.

Change Nickname

This menu option allows you to select a new Trainer nickname. Please note that you can only change your nickname once. If you cannot see the Change Nickname menu option, you have already redeemed your one nickname change.

Sign Out

Logs out of the app.

Google & Facebook

These options allow you to connect Google or Facebook to your Pokémon GO account. Learn more about account linking.

Note: Trainers under the age of 13 will not see this option.

Pokémon GO Plus

Open Pokémon GO Plus settings options.

Help Center

Launches the Pokémon GO Help Center in a web browser.

About Pokémon GO

Provides the copyrights, Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and license information.

The Pokémon GO app version number is displayed in the bottom right corner.