Despite the massive popularity of Pokémon GO, the mobile game isn’t without faults. The launch, while incredibly successful, was not without its fair share of glitches and bugs. Niantic has taken the first steps to fixing these annoyances, releasing update a new update (version 1.0.1) on iOS.
The patch notes are a bit vague, but do specifically mention fixing some of the biggest annoyances plaguing the game, specifically having to re-enter your username and password after a force log out.
Additionally, the update fixes the Google account scope, so you can all take off your tin foil hats. Niantic is no longer accessing your Gmail accounts. For those unfamiliar, users recently discovered that signing up for Pokémon GO with your Gmail account essentially gave Niantic full control over your account, possibly allowing the company (or hackers) to read and send emails, and things of that nature.
The full patch notes for Pokémon GO update 1.0.1 on iOS are below:
- 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
There’s no word on when Android users can expec the update.