Pokemon GO Incense Not Working 2022 Fix

If you need the Pokemon GO incense not working 2022 bug fix, you’ve come to the right place. As if Niantic changing how incense works last month wasn’t enough, the item is not working properly for some people. As in, it’s not attracting any Pokemon. It’s extremely annoying, especially if you’ve dropped an orange incense. Fortunately, there is a way to fix this issue, as we’re about to show you.

pokemon go incense not working 2022 fix
Pokemon GO Incense Not Working 2022 Fix

How to Fix Incense Not Working in Pokemon GO 2022

To fix the incense not working bug in Pokemon GO 2022, you need to switch your device’s clock to automatic time. Before we get to that, though, we do have to mention the changes introduced to the consumable item in March 2022. Back then, Niantic made the incenses last for 90 minutes instead of 60. However, they’ve removed the stationary bonus, meaning that if you’re standing still, you’ll get a Pokemon spawn every five minutes or so, rather than ninety seconds. So, that might be the source of your troubles. For some reason, Niantic is still diligently removing all the beloved changes introduced during the pandemic, despite players begging them to stop. It’s beyond puzzling at this point, but I digress.

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If this is not the cause of your problems, how exactly do you fix the Pokemon GO 2022 incense not working bug? On iOS, go into the Settings app, then tap the General tab. Next, scroll down and select “Date & Time” and switch the “Set Automatically” to on, aka to green. Restart Pokemon GO and the incense should be working as intended. If you’re on Android, it’s much the same – go into Settings, find “Date & Time” (or just use the search function) and switch “Automatic Time & Date” to blue, aka the “on” position. While you’re at it, enable “Automatic Timezones” too. Going through all these steps should make the incense function properly. Start the game and see whether all is well. In either case, don’t forget to turn automatic date and time back off when done playing, if you want to keep it disabled for whatever reason.

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