5 Annoyances with Super Mario Run and How To Fix Them

BY Khamosh Pathak

Published 24 Dec 2016

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Super Mario Run is Nintendo’s first game for the iPhone and it shows. While the game itself is jolly good fun and a much-needed dose of nostalgia, there are some glaring issues with the game. There are the biggest annoyances and problems with Super Mario Run and how to fix them.

Read: Our complete Super Mario Run beginners guide

1. How to Fix Super Mario Run Using Up Cellular Data

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Super Mario Run game itself weighs 200 MB. But worse is the fact that it constantly keeps downloading news stuff in the background – even when you’re on 4G. For you, this might be a strict no-no.

So go into “Settings” -> “Cellular Data” and disable access for “MARIO RUN”. This makes sure that Super Mario Run never eats up your precious data.

Read: How to Reduce Cellular Data Usage When Playing Super Mario Run

2. How to Fix Super Mario Run Draining Battery Life

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If you play it a lot, Super Mario Run is going to continue draining your battery. A way to deal with that is to switch to low graphics mode from inside the app.

To do that, tap the “Menu” button from the app’s home screen and select “Settings”.

Then select the “Options” button.

From this screen, select the “Low” option for “Rendering Settings” and “Graphics Settings

Alternatively, try playing the game on Wi-Fi instead of 4G.

ReadHow To Save Battery Life While Playing Super Mario Run

3. How To Fix Super Mario Run Running Slow

If you’re using an older iPhone or iPad, you might have noticed that the game takes a long time to load or that it lags sometimes.

The solution to that is also lowering the graphics settings outlined in the step above.

4. Game Not Loading

If you’re having trouble just getting the game to start or it keeps crashing on you, there are a couple of things you can do.

  • Delete and reinstall the game.
  • Force reboot the iPhone or iPad by pressing hand hold the Sleep/Wake and Home button (Volume down for iPhone 7 users).
  • If you’re jailbroken, you’ll need to restore your phone as new.

Read: Super Mario Run Crashing on Your iPhone? Here’s How to Fix It

5. How to Get It Running on Your Jailbroken iPhone

If your iPhone is jailbroken, you’ll need to use a tweak called “tsProtector 8+” and black list the app. This makes sure that Nintendo can’t detect your jailbreak when verify. To find out how to do that, follow our detailed guide below.

What Problems Are You Facing?

What kind of problems have you run into with Super Mario Run? Share with us in the comments below.

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