Pokemon Go receives update 1.0.1 for iOS

Pokemon does not need your Gmail access anymore

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Pokemon Go has received an update for iOS, version 1.0.1, with fixes for crashes, Google account permissions update and stability improvements for Pokemon Trainer club account log-ins.

Here’s the complete changelog for Pokemon Go 1.0.1:

  • Trainers do not have to enter their username and password repeatedly after a forced log out
  • Added stability to Pokemon Trainer Club account log-in process
  • Resolved issues causing crashes
  • Fixed Google account scope

This update fixes the highly publicized issue which claimed that Pokemon Go could access your Gmail due to its permission requirements. However, as per Gizmodo’s investigation, this turned out to be a false alarm. A security developer at Slack also tested the token provided by Pokemon Go and confirmed that it only access basic profile information. Niantic confirmed that they were working on a client side fix, which ships with version 1.0.1 that fixes this error. Weirdly, this issue did not effect Android users.pokemon go 1.0.1

Even after the update, my Google account still shows full account access for Pokemon Go so it’s unclear what has changed in permissions.

Despite this reported issue, the craze around Pokemon Go keeps on increasing. Even though the game is only available in 3 countries, with more on the way, it has already become a phenomenon.

The update is available now in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Check out our Pokemon Go guide for tips and tricks to get started!