Yesterday, we reported that the wildly popular game Pokémon Go is an alleged security risk, particularly to iOS users, since it grants the app full access to the linked Google Accounts of gamers everywhere.
Niantic Labs, the developer of the game, claimed that the issue was caused by an error and they will issue an update to rectify the problem.
And now, drum roll please, the 1.0.1 Pokémon Go iOS app is now available for download! This is definitely great news for Pokémon Go fans (like quite a few of us here at komando.com). Update your app as soon as you can!
To apply the permission update, revoke the Google Account full access level to Pokémon Go first then sign out of the game.
(To revoke permissions to the Pokémon Go app, visit your Google account settings page. From there, click on "Connected apps & sites" under "Sign-in & Security". On the next page, click "Manage Apps" and you will see a list of your connected apps and their access level. Just click on Pokémon Go and select "Remove".)
To sign out of the game, tap the Pokéball on the bottom of the game screen, tap "SETTINGS", then scroll down to Sign Out.
After the 1.0.1 update is applied, when you sign in with a Google account, a new access level page requesting for basic account access appears. Note that the access level authorization page did not appear in the initial iOS app release of the game.
Just tap "Allow" and you're set to step back into the wonderful world of Pokémon Go.
If you check back your Google Account connected apps, you should see the revised permissions for the game.
UPDATE: Apparently, the 1.0.1 update broke the game for users who are logging in using Pokémon Trainer Club accounts. This morning, Niantic just released the 1.0.2 update which fixes both the Trainer Club and Google Account issues and it is now available via the App Store (this replaces the 1.0.1 update).