A reddit user found a nifty trick to improve the buggy Egg Distance tracking – just open the Journal when you get infinite Pokeball loader! By the looks of it, opening the Journal forces the app to refresh current state and save whatever progress you made.
We tested the trick on Android and it works great, which correlates with other reddit reports that indicate that it’s working. You can find the original thread with comments and reports here.
Trick to improve Egg Distance tracking
“You walked 3 Km and it only registered 1.2 Km? I know, I understand, has happened to all of us at some point. What my thoughts were that most people would know about it until I saw a post regarding how the egg distance has worsened again.
So here’s a backdrop
- I play Pokémon Go on a 2G network when out.
- Done so as to save battery and 2G is cheap and I am broke.
- Since it’s 2G, it tends to be slow due to traffic.
Heading onto the purpose of this post –
Sometimes, I see that white Pokéball icon on the left hand side of the screen. It usually happens when the connection is lost due to the volume of traffic.
This greatly affects my game at times (I miss out on spawns, gyms give errors, new Pokémon don’t load on the map and distance isn’t calculated well)
To counter this, and find a way to refresh the game, I visit my Journal
What it does for me is that it refreshes the game for me. And I have find it very very useful when it comes to hatching eggs. On a straight path, usually on beaches, I can hatch a 2Km egg in approximately 20 mins or less. And it’s quite fast. So I am sure it will work for everyone altogether
TL;DR – Visit your Journal since it refreshes the game and will make sure you won’t lose the distance you traveled to hatch an egg!”