Is there a known way to restart Pokemon Go faster? I'm running on an iPhone, and plan to restart the application as a way to bypass the evolution animation.

Before evolving (several times with a lucky egg), I plan to restart my phone (so there less background memory being used), then turn off extraneous functions (Bluetooth, etc), and ensure I have a solid wifi connection. Anything else, map caching? Any iPhone specific tricks?

  • I'm curious, why the down votes? This is in reference to the previous post about skipping the evolution animation: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/284439/…
    – flu
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 2:35
  • your question is asking about hardware usage of iPhones, which would be off topic, as this is a site about gaming.
    – David
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 3:52

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I honestly doubt that the way you are doing it will be faster then animation, but you should be using this method to close down the app, as opposed to a full reboot.

Force Close an application for iPhone:

  1. Double-click the Home button to see your most recently used apps.
  2. Swipe right or left to find the app that you want to close.
  3. Swipe up on the app's preview to close the app.
  • Thanks, I never mentioned a full reboot. I plan to restart the app by closing and launching as described in the link you provided.
    – flu
    Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 2:34
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    Oh cool, they way you worded it kinda sounded like you intended on doing it that way. You map loads post login, so assuming fast wifi you look set. Commented Sep 6, 2016 at 2:45

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