Pokemon GO for iOS has received its first update to resolve the complaints about unrestricted Google account access and some other bug fixes. Niantic just released version 1.0.1 of Pokemon Go, which addresses several issues for iOS users. With the app version 1.0.1 for iOS, Niantic Labs promising improved stability, crash fixes, and a less intrusive grip on Google account permissions that removes the app’s access to a user’s full Google account.
Last week, a major concern was discovered by the users that the Pokemon GO has the full access to the account of those who signed up to start playing Pokemon Go using a Google account on an iPhone. The issue only seems to be affecting iOS users. Android users who’ve used Google to log in to the app haven’t granted full access, or any access to their Google account.
The problem has now been fixed. As of today’s update, Pokemon GO will no longer request full access to Google accounts when a Google account is used as a sign-in option. Users are now presented with a view that clearly defines what enabling the account access does when logging into the application with a Google account. Previously when connecting a Google account to sign into the Pokemon GO, users were not presented with dialogs that indicated the application would have full access to the user’s account.
The update also fixes issues during the log in process and issues of frequent crashing for some users. Here’s the changelog from Niantic, the developers of the Pokemon GO, in the latest iOS update:
WHAT’S NEW on 1.0.1
Thank you for your incredible response and support of Pokémon GO! We are working hard to improve the experience for everyone. This update focuses on making Pokémon GO more stable with the following improvements:
– 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
The new update is now live in app store for download.