How to Refresh Game Data in Pokemon Go on an iPhone

The Pokemon Go app is very large in size when you download and install it.

It also uses a lot of data to handle all of the game’s Pokemon, stops, gyms, raids, and more. This is especially apparent if you’re on cellular and check on its data usage.

All of this data, coupled with the constant updating and sheer size of the app, means that it’s possible you might experience problems when playing the game.

Sometimes these problems are related to the game files, or various bugs or issues, but occasionally they might be due to an issue with the game data on your phone.

Fortunately there’s a way to refresh game data in Pokemon Go which you can try out to see if it resolves your problems.

How to Refresh Game Data in Pokemon Go

  1. Open Pokemon Go.
  2. Touch the Pokeball icon.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Select Advanced Settings.
  5. Touch Refresh Game Data.
  6. Tap Yes to confirm.

Our article continues below with additional information and pictures of these steps.

How to Refresh Pokemon Go Game Data

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6.1, using the most current version of the Pokemon Go app that was available when this article was written.

Step 1: Open the Pokemon Go game.

open POkemon Go

Step 2: Tap the red and white Pokeball icon at the bottom of the screen.

touch the Pokeball icon

Step 3: Touch the Settings button at the top-right.

open the Settings menu

Step 4: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and touch the Advanced Settings option.

choose Advanced Settings

Step 5: Tap the Refresh Game Data button.

select Refresh Game Data

Step 6: Touch Yes to confirm that you would like to refresh the game data.

how to refresh game data in Pokemon Go on an iPhone

Note that this can reset some current settings, so you should check them to ensure that they are what you want. For example, this will likely turn off Adventure Sync if it’s enabled.

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