Some of the apps that you install on your iPhone want access to some of the other features and apps that you have installed on your device. These permissions allow those apps to use these features to provide the full functionality of which the app is capable.
In the case of Pokemon Go, one of the permissions that it wants is for the camera. This permission allows Pokemon Go players to use the game’s AR feature, which will display a Pokemon as though it was physically in front of you. It’s a fun addition to the game, and is even an important component of some of the tasks that you may eventually want to perform while playing. But if you aren’t able to use the AR feature, then it’s possible that you have not allowed camera permissions yet. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting so that you can either enable or disable Pokemon Go camera access as you see fit.
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How to Change Pokemon Go Camera Permissions on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.3.2. I am using the most current version of Pokemon Go available when this article was written. Note that disabling camera permissions for Pokemon Go will prevent you from being able to use the AR feature of the game.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Privacy option.
Step 3: Choose the Camera option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Pokemon Go to turn off or enable camera permissions. I have enabled camera permissions in the picture below.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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