I live in a remote area, so when I play Pokemon, I’m usually going from town to town. Technically Hamlets I think based on population, but it’s a small cluster about 8-10min apart from one another.
Often I leave the app running, drive from one town to the other, and when I arrive I close the ‘are you a passenger’ pop-up and play.
However, and this ONLY happens for 1 town… sometimes I arrive, spin a stop and nothing. I catch a Pokemon, it escapes, it runs. Next one, same thing, and again and again… non-stop. Often, I have to force stop the game, clear the data and cache, reboot the phone and it works again, sometimes that stop is basically dead for the rest of the day.
Figured at first, maybe the old phone, but I have a new phone (6 weeks old) and had it happen again on Community day.
Not a connection issue either, since in this town, the signal is full strength because it’s where the cell tower is.
Past 2 weeks, both my niece and I are having connection issues, where we’re in the game and stuff vanishes and the loading ball keeps spinning. Loading into the game sometimes takes 2-3 attempts. We have different phones, and different phone providers. Both Android.
And again, only with this small town, but, it’s where we go most because has the most active stops and best signal strength.
Can there be a glitch or something based on area with this game? Maybe the town needs a reset?