Pokémon Go Stuck on Loading Screen? How to Fix It

Posted on August 14, 2021 - By Fucosoft | Follow YouTube, Twitter to Get More Information.

Sometimes when I try lunching the Pokémon Go game it get stuck in loading screen, with bar half full and show me a sign out option only. Any ideas how can I solve this?

Pokémon Go is one of the most popular AR games all over the world. However, many players have been reporting that when they open the game on their devices, they find themselves suddenly stuck on the white Niantic loading screen. Is there anything that can be done to fix this issue?

If you are one of the people faced with this problem, you may be looking for a solution that will get you back to enjoying the game. The solutions here are the most effective we could find. We recommend trying one solution after the other until the issue is resolved for you.

#1 Force Quit and Restart Pokémon Go

The first thing you should do when the Pokémon Go app is stuck on the loading screen is to force quit the game. Then you can relaunch the game and see if the issue has been resolved. Here’s how to do it;

If you are using an Android device, head to Settings > Apps & Notifications > Pokémon Go and click on “Force Stop.”

quit pokemon go android

If you are using an iPhone, just press the Home button twice and locate the Pokémon Go app. Swipe up on it to force quit the game.

force quit pokemon go on iphone

#2 Restart Your Phone

Restarting your phone is another good way to fix Pokémon Go stuck on the loading screen. This is because a restart refreshes the device’s memory and eliminates some bugs that may be causing issues on the device.

To restart your Android device, press the power button and select “Restart” from the options that appear on the screen.

restart android phone

To restart your iPhone, press and hold the Side or Top button and then drag the slider to the right to turn off the device.

restart iphone

#3 Disable GPS on Your Phone

Another clever solution that you can try is to disable the GPS on your device and then reopen the game. Once the game is open, you will be prompted to turn on GPS which may help to fix the problem.

On your Android device, navigate to Settings > Security & location > Location and then disable it.

disable location android

On your iPhone or iPad, head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and turn off the toggle.

location services iphone

Now open Pokémon Go and when the error appears, go to the location settings to enable location services.

#4 Clear Pokémon Go App’s Cache (for Android)

For Android devices, you can clear the cache files on Pokémon Go, an action that has been known to fix issues with crashing apps. Clearing the cache on your Android devices is very easy; just follow these simple steps;

  1. Open the Settings on your Android device, tap on “Apps & Notifications” and then select “Pokémon Go.”
  2. Tap on “Storage” and then select “Clear Cache.”

clear pokemon go cache android

#5 Downgrade to Previous Version of Pokémon Go

If this problem occurs soon after updating the app, downgrading Pokémon Go to a previous version is a good way to fix the issue.

For iPhone, connect the device to your computer and launch iTunes or Finder. Click on the device icon when it appears in iTunes/Finder, then click on “Restore Backup” to restore an old backup.

restore from finder backup

For Android devices, you can simply download an older version of Pokémon Go APK and install it on your device.

#6 Wait and Update Pokémon Go

If you’re running a out-dated version of Pokémon Go, this program can also occur. In this situation, you should check if any newer version is available. If not, there is nothing you can do other than wait for the developers to release an update to repair the issue. Once an update for Pokémon Go is available, download and install it from Google Play Store or App Store.

update pokemon go android

#7 Repair OS Glitches to Fix Pokémon Go Stuck on Loading Screen

This issue can be caused by glitches in the device’s OS system. For iOS users, the common way to remove these glitches is to restore iPhone in iTunes. But this can cause data loss, which is not appealing for most people. If you want to repair the iOS system without causing data loss, Fucosoft iOS System Recovery is a good choice. Using this tool, you can fix various iOS issues, including Pokémon Go stuck on loading screen, app crashing, iPhone black screen, etc.

Download and install Fucosoft iOS System Recovery on to your computer and then follow these simple steps;


Step 1: Run the program after installation and connect your iPhone to the computer. Once the device is detected, click “Start”. Then click on “Fix Now” and choose the “Standard Repair” mode.

standard repair

Step 2: To repair the device, you will need to download the latest firmware package for the device. The program already detects the needed firmware package, you just need to click “Download” to get the necessary firmware package.

download firmware

Step 3: When the firmware download is complete, just click “Start Standard Repair” to begin the repair process. Wait a few minutes for the repair process to be completed and your iPhone will restart in normal mode soon after the repair.

start standard repair

For Android users, you can use iMyFone Fixppo for Android to repair Android system to normal at home.


Pokémon Go getting stuck on the loading screen is a common problem that can be caused by a number of issues. The solutions above can help you get rid of the problem and catch Pokémon. Of all these solutions, Fucosoft iOS System Recovery guarantees repairing the device without causing any data loss.

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