In this article, we will talk about the Pokémon GO Adventure Sync in detail, the reason why Pokémon GO Adventure Sync Not Working for you, and other Frequently Asked Questions regarding this feature.
Pokemon GO Adventure Sync is a great hidden feature in Pokémon GO which works silently in the background and makes your steps count. Pokémon GO is designed keeping in mind the original Pokémon GO series where the trainers from various regions travel to other parts of the Pokeworld to catch new Pokémon’s, battle at the gyms, make new friends, and do a lot more. Similarly, a Pokémon GO player cannot just sit at their home and wonder why they are not making any progress. That is because you are not working what is needed to make the progress in Pokémon GO. You have to walk, discover new gyms and Pokéstops in your area, battle new trainers, and encounter new Pokémon in the midst of all this. Pokemon GO Adventure Sync is one such amazing feature that helps the trainers make progress even if the game is closed.
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Pokemon GO Adventure Sync works by making your steps count even when the game is closed. Having the adventure sync turned on will keep a track of your steps and the distance traveled by you. This will not only help you in saving your phone’s battery while you are outdoors but will also help you in earning buddy candies and hatch eggs without even opening the game. What is great about this feature is that every time an egg is hatched in the background, you will get a notification about it so that you can incubate another egg at the very same moment and let the adventure sync do the rest for you.
Every POGO player must use the Adventure Sync feature in Pokémon GO. There is no reason why one should not turn on adventure sync as there are no disadvantages to using this feature whatsoever. Now let us see the very easy steps using which you can Turn On Adventure Sync in Pokémon GO.
Step 1. Open Pokémon GO and click on the main menu (The Pokéball).
Step 2. Tap on the “SETTINGS” option present at the top right corner of the screen.
Step 3. There you will see the Adventure Sync option, tap on it.
Step 4. A box will appear saying “Enable Adventure Sync”. Tap on the “TURN IT ON!” option.
Step 5. It will now ask you to grant permission to access the data of Apple Health (on iOS) or Google Fit (on Android). So make sure you are using either of these Health and fitness applications on your device.
Step 6. After turning it on, it will display another box saying “Adventure Sync Enabled!”. Just click on “OK” to close the box.
Now the Pokémon GO Adventure Sync Feature is successfully enabled on your account and will now be tracking your distance traveled even when the game is closed.
Note: In order to make the Adventure Sync work properly, you must keep the GPS on your device enable all the time. This lets the app detect your movement and the distance traveled by you.
Pokémon GO Adventure Sync is not a standalone feature and requires a fitness application to be installed on your device. What Pokémon GO Adventure Sync basically does is that it takes your walking data from the fitness application and then adds the total distance traveled to Pokémon GO. Although there are times when this feature might not work as expected or not work at all. Below we have discussed some of the common errors which make Pokémon GO Adventure Sync not working sometimes for the players.
Important: Please know that you must be Level 5 or above to enable the Adventure Sync Feature in Pokemon GO. So before reading further make sure your account level is more than 5.
Fix #1. Configure Fitness Application
Make sure you have the fitness application enabled on your device which tracks the daily distance traveled by you. It could be in steps, meters, or kilometers. Opening the fitness application on your device, updating it to the latest version, and re-configuring your goals might help in making the Adventure Sync work.
Fix #2. Enable GPS
Your GPS might be disabled. Many times we have a habit of turning off the GPS as soon as we close Pokémon GO, which should not be done if you have enabled the Adventure Sync feature. Turning off GPS can lead to your steps not being count resulting in no walking data. Thus, making sure that the GPS on your device is turned on all the time.
Fix #3. Do Not Move too Fast
This one of the most common reasons for the Pokémon GO Adventure Sync Not Working. Even if all the above things are followed, but you are moving too fast, riding in a car, bus, train or simply not walking makes the fitness application to not register the distance traveled by you until you start walking normally. So, forget to hop on a car, bus, train or any vehicle thinking that adventure sync would work, it simply would not, because the fitness app that it takes the walking data from is not working.
Fix #4. If Nothing Works
If even after doing all the above fixes Pokémon GO Adventure Sync is not working then you can do two things:
- Update – Open Apple App Store or Google Play store and check if there is an update for either the Fitness Application installed on your phone or the game itself. If yes, then update it.
- Re-Enable – I personally use this method to make the Adventure Sync start working in case it stops syncing the distance. Simple open Pokémon GO, Tap on the main menu then “SETTINGS” and turn off adventure sync. Then enable it again. That is it, it should work normally now.
Also, there is one way to know if there is an issue with the adventure sync feature or the fitness application it is syncing data from. If adventure sync stops working, you should check if the fitness application is calculating the distance walked, if not then it is the issue with the fitness application installed on your phone and not the Pokemon GO adventure sync.
Enabling adventure sync feature makes sure that even a single step walked by you is counted and adds up to your weekly distance traveled. When I first came to know about this feature, I had no idea that I walk almost 3-4 kilometers just while talking to my friends on call. And, this is a very good distance then adding no distance at all. It helped me at times while I go for a walk with my dog, during work hours, and at times when I cannot open Pokemon GO. But, adventure sync always works in the background syncing all the distance traveled by me.
If you knew that the more you walk within a week, the more exciting rewards you get at the end of the week. There are 3 different rewards based on the total distance walked by you within a week. You got to walk at least 5KM to be eligible to get the basic rewards, 25KM to get some more, and 50KM to have an explosion of rewards such as Pokeballs, candies, stones, and other random items by the end of the week.
|25KM||x20 Pokeballs, x10 Great Balls, 500 Stardust, and a chance to get 5KM Egg or x3 Rare Candies|
|50KM||x20 Pokeballs, x10 Great Balls, 1000 Stardust, a chance to get a 5/10KM Egg or x5 Rare Candies, x5 Silver Pinap Berries|
1. Keeping the Pokemon GO adventure sync enabled would drain out the phone quickly?
Ans. No, this feature does the opposite. While the Adventure sync is enabled, you do not need to keep the game open all the time to count the distance walked for egg hatching and candy collecting purposes. And, thus saves you a lot of phone battery.
2. Can I ride on a bicycle or any other vehicle to travel more distance in-game while the adventure sync is enabled?
Ans. No, you will just be wasting your time doing that. As we have already mentioned above that adventure sync collects the data from the fitness application installed on your phone. And, the fitness application only counts the distance which you cover by walking normally. There is some speed limit crossing which leads to the distance not being counted.
3. How can I disable the adventure sync feature?
Ans. To disable the Pokemon GO Adventure Sync, open the settings and then click on the checkmark next to the Adventure Sync option to disable it.
Pokémon GO Adventure Sync feature is an awesome feature that is very useful in hatching eggs and collecting candies of the buddy Pokémon. Enabling this feature ensures that every step that you walk is getting counted and turned into some distance in Pokémon GO to boost your in-game progress. Every player must use this handy feature to greatly increase the walking distance in-game and get amazing rewards at the end of the week.
I have cleared almost all your doubts about the Pokémon GO Adventure Sync, how it works, how to fix if it is not working, and some frequently asked questions regarding the same. In case there is any doubt or question in your mind related to this particular feature then you can surely ask us about the same in the comment section of this post.