This guide will show you how to turn off Pokémon Go Augmented Reality mode to save battery life or prevent motion sickness.
Pokémon Go is an Augmented Reality game or AR game that combines the real world with a virtual one. The game uses your phone’s camera to show you the current environment and place virtual creatures on it.
Using the Augmented Reality mode is the default way to play Pokémon Go, but it can quickly drain your battery life when you use it. If you are sensitive to Augmented Reality environments, it can also make your stomach sick.
Turning off AR in Pokémon Go is easy and you may have already seen the option listed on your screen, but not know what it is doing.
How to turn off Pokémon Go Augmented Reality
You can only turn off Pokémon Go AR when you’re on the Pokémon catching screen via Pokéballs.
This screen has a small AR toggle in the upper right corner. When you see this, you can tap on it to turn Augmented Reality off. This will replace what your camera sees with a default Pokémon cartoon background.
Once you change it, you don’t have to change it again unless you want to turn the Pokémon Go Augmented Reality mode back on. Once you find another Pokémon, it will stay in the mode you chose.
Oddly enough, there isn’t an option for this in the settings, but if you’re looking for more ways to make your battery last longer while playing Pokémon Go, you can choose to go to the Pokémon Go Settings and change the battery saver.