Pokemon GO Stuck on Loading Screen: How to Fix

Pokemon GO stuck on the loading screen bug has been plaguing trainers since the game's release.
Pokemon GO stuck on the loading screen bug has been plaguing trainers since the game's release. / Niantic Labs

Pokemon GO stuck on the loading screen bug has been plaguing trainers since the game's release.

Not even major franchises like Pokemon can be glitch-free all the time. Trainers have long been aware of the dreaded infinite loading screen. It often arrives when booting up the app, stopping midway through its loading process, and leaving trainers with a pretty wallpaper and the eventual problem-signal of a "sign out" button pop-up.

Pokemon GO Stuck on Loading Screen

There are a few standby options to fix a stuck loading screen:

  • Force quit and restart the app.
  • Restart the smartphone.
  • Disconnect and reconnect from the internet.
  • Check the App Store for Pokemon GO software updates.

If none of these work, then the culprit is likely the company servers rather than the individual trainer. Disruptions in service should be announced on Niantic's official support Twitter with a cause and a follow-up upon resolution.

At the time of writing, this issue is likely stemming from an interruption of service resulting in downtime within the app. Niantic reached out to trainers via Twitter yesterday, Dec. 7, to let them know the matter was being looked into.

According to the account, the problem "should be resolved now." Trainers should be able to access both the overland map and GO Battle League as usual.