First Pokémon GO update squashes bugs, no longer requires full Google Account access

By , Jul 12, 2016

Pokemon GO iPhone sreenshot 001

Nearly a week following its official launch in the United States, New Zealand and Australia, Nintendo’s incredibly successful Pokémon GO on Tuesday received its first update on the App Store. The freemium app was bumped to version 1.0.1, bringing out much-needed bug fixes whilst resolving an issue which caused the app to crash after attempting to catch any discovered pokémon. More importantly, full Google Account access is no longer needed for those who use this sign-in option.

Pokémon GO is a free download from the App Store.

Pokémon GO 1.0.1 changelog

This edition of the game includes the following fixes:

  • 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

How to revoke full Google account access

If you signed in to the game with your Google Account, you’re advised to revoke full access rights using Google’s My Account web app.

Log in with your Google Account at, then click Pokemon GO Release in the list of connected apps and revoke access to the app.

Don’t worry, your saved progress will be kept intact.

Pokemon Go full Google Account access web screenshot 001

Now relaunch the game on your iPhone, choose Google as your preferred login method and provide your Google Account credentials when asked. On Google’s permissions screen, choose Allow and you’re good to go.

Your Google data is safe

Folks concerned that full Google Account access gave developer Niantic Labs permission to access their Gmail messages, contacts and other account data needn’t worry—Niantic confirmed that only the basic Google profile information has been used to log players into the game as asking for full access was a mistake on their part.

Pokémon GO is a free download from the App Store with optional In-App Purchases.

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  • David Williams

    Still didn’t fix the problem of the AR not working correctly for ios 10 beta users.

    • Krish Damany

      I doubt that was their first priority. In due time hopefully.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Anyone confirm jailbroken users can still use the app with this update?

    • Rowan09

      I can’t use it on my jailbroken phone, it just keeps crashing

      • Bugs Bunnay

        The crashing is because the app detected a jailbreak. After you apply a “fix” it’ll work

    • Douglas L. Warren

      I can use it on my JB iPhone 6plus on 8.4

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Fake location ftw!

      • Rahimo

        I have iPhone 6 Plus also, iOS 8.1.2 Jailbroken!! keeps crashing!!! what shold I do?? I have also iPad 3 wifi, iOS 9.0.2 Jailbroken, keeps crashing too 🙁 I couldn’t play the game while the whole world is enjoying it ;(

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Did u know the crash is because it detected your phone is jailbroken? I posted a repo somewhere in this section. Install “masterball” maybe respring and bam. Enjoy.

    • Geancarlo Cardenas

      Download tweak PokePatch and it works

  • Alexander

    It seems that it has a Jailbreak detection as the App Crashes while launching.

    • Douglas L. Warren

      Runs on my JB iPhone 6plus on 8.4

    • tsProtector8 should fix this.

  • f96lrs

    Won’t run on JB phone

    • Rowan09

      Nintendo is full of themselves to not make this app work with jailbroken devices.

    • Douglas L. Warren

      Runs fine for me on my JB iPhone 6plus on 8.4

      • Rowan09

        Without any hack installed?