Pokemon Go can require anywhere from 2MB – 8MB of data per hour, needing more data if you’re more active in the game (i.e. if you’re doing well). If you have a 2GB data plan you may expect given these numbers to be able to play for about 4 to 6 hours per day, if you have that kind of free time. Regardless of your engagement with the game this article will help you manage your data effectively in order to get the most out of what you’ve got.
Best Ways to Reduce Data Usage
#1. Use WiFi Only For Major Downloads
Some of the biggest downloads you’ll face are apps and their updates. The average game is about 50MB in size, which is 2.5% of a 2GB plan.
On iPhones the best thing to do is to turn of WiFi Assist, which will use Mobile Data on top of WiFi for large downloads. On Android phones, go to settings and select “Update Apps automatically only through Wi-Fi”.