How To Unlink Pokemon Go From Facebook (And Why You Should)

Are you looking to disconnect your Pokémon GO account from Facebook? You’re not alone.

Many players choose to unlink their accounts for various reasons, ranging from privacy concerns to simply wanting to switch to a different login method.

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the steps to successfully unlink your Pokémon GO account from Facebook, ensuring a smooth transition.

Understanding the Link Between Pokémon GO and Facebook

Before delving into the unlinking process, it’s important to understand why these two platforms are connected.

Linking your Pokémon GO account to Facebook offers several benefits, such as simplified login processes and easier access to friends who also play the game.

However, it also means that your gameplay data is connected to your Facebook profile, which might not be preferable for everyone.

Why Players Link Their Accounts

  1. Simplified Login: Using Facebook to log in to Pokémon GO can save time and hassle.
  2. Friend Connectivity: It’s easier to connect with Facebook friends who are also playing Pokémon GO.
  3. Account Recovery: Linked accounts can assist in recovering your Pokémon GO account if you lose access.

Why Unlink?

  1. Privacy Concerns: Players may prefer to keep their gaming and social media activities separate.
  2. Account Management: Some users might want to switch to a different login method or manage multiple accounts.
  3. Troubleshooting: At times, unlinking and relinking can resolve issues related to account access or syncing.

Step-by-Step Guide to Unlinking Your Account

Now, let’s dive into the process of unlinking your Pokémon GO account from Facebook.

It’s a straightforward process, but it’s crucial to follow each step carefully to ensure your account remains secure and accessible.

Preparing to Unlink

  1. Backup Data: Ensure all your game data is properly synced and backed up.
  2. Update App: Make sure your Pokémon GO app is updated to the latest version to avoid any compatibility issues.

Unlinking Process

  1. Open Pokémon GO: Start the app and log in to your account.
  2. Access Settings: Tap on the Poké Ball icon and then select ‘Settings’.
  3. Find Facebook Link: Scroll down to find the ‘Linked Accounts’ section.
  4. Unlink Facebook: Select Facebook and then choose the option to unlink.

What Happens After Unlinking?

Unlinking your Pokémon GO account from Facebook doesn’t mean losing your progress in the game. However, there are a few points to keep in mind:

Account Accessibility

  • You will need to choose another method to log in, such as Google, Niantic Kids, or Trainer Club account.
  • Ensure that the alternative login method is set up and working before unlinking from Facebook.

Friend Connectivity

  • Unlinking may affect how you connect with friends within the game.
  • You may need to reconnect with friends using your new login method.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Even with a smooth process, sometimes issues can arise. Here are some common problems and their solutions:

Unable to Unlink

  • Ensure your alternative login method is properly set up and functioning.
  • Try updating the app or reinstalling it if the issue persists.

Loss of Game Data

  • Game data should remain intact, but if any issues arise, contact Niantic Support.
  • Keep a record of your player ID and other details for easy communication with support.


Unlinking your Pokémon GO account from Facebook is a personal choice and can be done easily by following the steps outlined in this guide.

Whether it’s for privacy reasons, account management, or troubleshooting, understanding the process ensures you can make the change without impacting your game experience.

Remember, always have an alternative login method ready and understand the implications on your gameplay and friend connections.

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By day he's an engineer and by night (well, evening or very early morning but night sounds way cooler) Alex runs the Apps UK ship. He has a keen interest in language, fitness & especially social media - he is always on the lookout for the next hot platform.

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