Pokémon GO Update Fixes Access to Google Accounts and Other Issues


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It’s been almost a week since the ridiculously popular Pokémon GO became available in select countries for the iPhone, and its latest update should address some of its more pressing issues.

Since the launch, millions of people have downloaded the Augmented Reality (AR) game, which allows players to walk around the real world and capture Pocket Monsters, do battle at Gyms, and interact with other trainers. Recently, however, an issue arose where it was noted that logging not the game with a Google account gave the title full access to that account, something that many people weren’t a fan of.

Now, that particular issue should be rectified, as Pokémon GO is receiving its first major update to address the problem, while also fixing other issues at the same time.

Specifically, when a user logs into the game with their Google account, a screen will populate that shows just what kind of access the app is provided. From here on out the game should only gain access to learn your name via your Google account, and view the user’s email address. That should assuage any security concerns moving forward.

The update also addresses crashing issues, and more. Here’s the changelog from Niantic, the developers of the title:

What’s New in Version 1.0.1

WHAT’S NEW on 1.0.1

Thank you for your incredible response and support of Pokémon GO! We are working hard to improve the experience for everyone. This update focuses on making Pokémon GO more stable with the following improvements:

– 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

Pokémon GO is available now as a free download, with a range of in-app purchases available as well.

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