The usual saying is you crash and burn but when it comes to mobile apps, the saying really should be you crash and freeze. We’ve all had these issues at some point and I just wanted to quickly highlight a handy setting that might help.
In this post, we’re going to touch on something you can try when your game just doesn’t seem to be working as smoothly as it should, it’s either freezing up or kicking you out too many times.
This is a setting TinyCo introduced into our games earlier this year, but I don’t think they made a big enough song and dance about it as not every player is aware this function even exists or knows what it does.
Basically it sets your game to use lower resolution graphics in order to take the some of strain off your device’s memory. But how do you do this? Well it’s really easy, just follow the instructions below.
***Please note this setting might not be able on every device, so if you’re not seeing it, sorry but this isn’t the solution for you***
So firstly you need to go into your game menu by tapping this icon.
This will bring up your game menu, you then want to tap on settings.
This will bring up the settings menu. In this menu you want to tap on USE LOW-MEMORY GRAPHICS.
Once you’ve selected this you will see the following message telling you the low-memory graphics will take effect after you restart your game.
Now if you’re worrying about the message saying it can drastically reduce graphics quality, and think your game will look really grainy or pixellated, fear not, the difference is barely noticeable on any of my devices. The examples below are taken from my iPad, and as you can see the game still looks good.
There you have it. Some ins n outs on the technical side of things. As usual, always feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. Here to help all we can.
~ Russian Tigger