In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, we feel it’s our duty to inform you that Pokémon Go is currently becoming a way of life around the globe. It’s almost impossible to walk out and about in public without coming across an individual, or group of individuals, swiping furiously on the display of their smartphone in the hope of capturing a Pokémon in a Poké Ball.

But what if we told you that you could increase your chances of leveling up quickly with seemingly unlimited access to the effects of Lucky Eggs and Incense?

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We thought that might get your attention. What’s even better is that this trick is applicable on both the Android and iOS platforms, so expect a bit of unfair competition going forward because you’re not the only one seeking these tips and tricks! Well you can worry about that later, but for now, here’s how you can get up and running with this miraculous knowledge bomb.

Step 1: First of all, you’re going to need to use one of those cherished items in the normal way. For the Lucky Egg, simply use and set yourself up to gain double XP for the next 30-minutes. If Incense is your chosen weapon, then get that purple halo around your feet and attract Pokémon to your location.

If you’re feeling adventurous, use both and get double XP for the Pokémon that you catch using the Incense.

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Step 2: Now, when you have used the item(s), leave the Pokémon Go app and launch the Settings app on your Android or iOS device. Head on over to the date & time settings which we will be tinkering with.

Step 3: Both iOS and Android provide an option to set the data and time automatically. Make sure that this is toggled off.

Step 4: Now that the automatic setting of the time and date is disabled, set the time on the device back but not by more than 30 minutes.

What will this do? It will increase the amount of time left that the Incense or Lucky Egg has to run.

Step 5: Head back into the Pokémon Go app and you will see that the time left on the Lucky Egg or Incense is now increased by the number of minutes you rolled back the device’s time in Step 4.

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Sit back and enjoy the extended time period where hopefully you will be inundated with rare and exotic Pokémon flocking to your location.

If you’re having difficulty finding Lucky Eggs or Incense at PokéStops, or really don’t want to pay for them using real money, the above trick should prove useful.

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