Pokémon Go‘s first update addresses stability and security risks

Players of the iOS version of the wildly popular Pokémon Go can this morning grab the game’s version 1.0.1 update from the App Store. The update brings a number of stability improvements, and a fix for those concerned about the security of their Google accounts.

Version 1.01 addresses what developer Niantic calls the “Google account scope,” meaning that the game no longer demands access to the entirety of the player’s Google account as in the launch version. V1.0.1 now only asks to see your email addresses and your basic information.

Niantic stated overnight that the security issue was due to what they called an “erroneous permissions request.” While it appeared that players across iOS and Android were granting the game full access to their Google accounts by playing Pokémon Go, only those using iOS could actually see how far-ranging the game’s permissions were.

The update also addresses an issue that forced players to re-enter their usernames and passwords after being given the boot from their accounts. The issue seemed to be affecting those who were logging into the Pokémon Trainer Club than through a Google email. which should be a relief for those of us with longer email addresses and passwords.

The 1.0.1 update is currently only available on iOS, so Android users will have to sit tight for the time being. Niantic hasn’t provided a window for the update’s Play Store release.

For more on Pokémon Gomake sure you check out our top tips for new and veteran trainers alike and our first impressions of the game so far.


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David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.