Pokémon Go’s first update fixes that godawful Google privacy issue

In a surprisingly fast move, Pokemon Go has gotten its first update to fix some of the growing pains and bugs from the initial release.

Most notably, it fixes one of the biggest complaints about privacy: the app required too much information from your Google account, particularly on iOS. Previously, Pokemon Go required full access to your Google account, including email and location history.

Niantic, which makes the game, said this was a glitch, and that the app never used anything more than your basic profile information. Still, better to just get rid of the unnecessary permissions altogether, so we’re glad they did.

Here’s the changelog for iOS:

  • 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

That said, you should still exercise caution when playing. As fun as it is, it can get dangerous or creepy too.

You can download the updates from the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store.

The first Pokemon Go update has been released on Popular Science

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