Have you ever needed to do something in someone else’s Pokemon Go account but did not have access to their device?
This is pretty common for families that all play the game together, as you might be out doing something and encounter a Pokemon or a game situation where you need to do something on multiple accounts, but you only have one device.
Luckily you can sign out of one account on your iPhone and sign in with another,
Our tutorial continues below with more information about how to sign out of Pokemon Go on iPhone.
How to Log Out of Your Pokemon Go Account
- Launch Pokemon Go.
- Touch the Pokeball.
- Select Settings.
- Choose Sign Out.
This guide continues in the next section with pictures of these steps.
The Pokemon Go app allows you to establish an account in a variety of ways. You can use your Pokemon Trainer Club account, Google, Facebook, or even your Apple ID if you have one.
However, if you share a smartphone with another person, you may need to know how to sign out of Pokemon Go so that they can log in with their trainer club account or another appropriate account type.
When things go wrong in Pokemon Go, you must take action to try to remedy the issues.
Maybe you share a device with a child or family member and want to be able to sign out of your account and sign in to theirs.
You may need to know how to sign out of a Pokemon Go account for a variety of reasons.
Related: This Pokemon Go article will show you how to use the battery saver option if the app is draining your battery too quickly.
How to Sign Out of the iOS Pokemon Go App
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 16. I am using the most current version of the Pokemon Go app that was available when this article was written.
Step 1: Open the Pokemon Go app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Touch the red and white Pokeball icon at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Choose the Settings button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Scroll down a bit, then tap the Sign Out button.
Now that you know how to sign out of Pokemon Go on an iPhone, you will be able to switch between different accounts on the same device quickly.
You will then be returned to the Pokemon Go initial login screen, where you can enter into your account again or sign in with a different one. When you sign in again, the game will refresh, and you will be able to play on the account you used to sign in.
Signing out of Pokemon Go will cause several game settings, such as sound and music, to alter. If you already disabled them, you must return to the Settings menu and disable them again.
If you use a Google account with two-factor authentication enabled, you may need to complete that authentication again if you sign into the game. Whether or not this occurs is determined by the current Google settings for that device.
More Information on the Pokemon Go Sign-Out Process
You can sign into your account in a variety of ways. These include a Google account, a Pokemon Trainer Club account, a Facebook account, an Apple ID, and more. You will be able to select one of these alternatives from the login screen regardless of the method you use to sign into your account.
Depending on the measures you previously took to save your Google account information to your device, those credentials may or may not be immediately saved when you sign back in. If you are unsure about your password or email address for a specific Go account, you should double-check that you have this information before electing to sign out of an account.
Multiple devices can be signed into the same account at the same time. However, Go uses certain location information when you execute certain in-game behaviors, such as catching a Pokemon. If the following activity is conducted in a geographical area that cannot be practically reached in that timeframe, you may have some difficulties.
As an example, suppose you’re signed into your account in New York, and you capture a Pokemon. If a family member in Los Angeles is also signed into your account and tries to catch a Pokemon 5 minutes after you, that Pokemon will escape. This is one of the anti-cheating techniques Niantic has implemented in the game.
While you can sign in and out of several accounts on the same device, you won’t be able to execute certain tasks with multiple accounts since they must all be active at the same time. This implies you can’t trade Pokemon between different accounts on the same device.
Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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