You are on-the-go in your Pokemon Go game. You catch that rare Pokemon and see that satisfying “Gotcha” confirmation that it’s yours. Then tech happens and your device freezes! What do you do?

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Stop. Breathe. Take control of your tech with the following steps:

When the game freezes, access your devices setting menu (a.k.a. control center for iOS) to turn ON Airplane Mode.

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Navigate to the Pokemon Go game then close it. Standby until you get a “lost connection” notice from your device.

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Restart the game.

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Turn OFF Airplane Mode. Check to see if you’ve retained your newly captured Pokemon.

Pokemon Goers should also check out Amanda’s feature on the Trainer’s Advanced Tactics Handbook (http://www.worldstart.com/the-pokemon-go-trainers-advanced-tactics-handbook/). Happy hunting!

~ Michael Siebenaler

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