Pokémon Go will stop working on these iPhones: check if yours is on the list

Since its launch in 2016, Pokemon go It has become one of the most popular games for cell phones and mobile devices in the world, as it appealed to the nostalgia of all those millennials who grew up in the 90’s watching the series and who got excited dreaming that one day they would be Pokémon Trainers.

The game developed by Niantic It has been downloaded millions of times and throughout these years it has implemented various improvements so that the user experience is as close as possible to series, movies and manga. However, these updates have also had less favorable consequences.

Although an update usually brings significant improvements in its operation, performance and even its graphics, it also tends to demand more resources and therefore, at times, ends up leaving out some mobile devices that do not meet the requirements necessary for optimal performance.

New update will leave out iPhone and Android

This week, Niantic and The Pokémon Company have communicated that a series of iOS devices will no longer be compatible with Pokémon GO, leaving out devices with iOS 12. During the month of October, the company announced that iOS 10 and iOS 11 devices, in addition to devices lower than Android 5, would also leave to function.

According to the developer, any device that has the aforementioned versions, or lower versions, will no longer be able to open the application of Pokemon go from this month. Therefore, it will not be possible to continue playing the video game on these terminals.

Announcement The Pokémon Company

At the beginning of August, The Pokémon Company announced the end of compatibility with iOS and Android terminals with 32-bit processor, under the following statement:

We will end support for 32-bit Android devices. By doing this, we can streamline our development process and focus resources on supporting the latest technologies and operating systems. – The Pokémon Company

What devices will be no longer compatible with Pokémon GO?

Since August, and until November 2021, the list of devices has grown, leaving terminals with Android 5, iOS 10, iOS 11 and iOS 12 no longer compatible. Specifically, iOS devices that lose compatibility with Pokemon go are:

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • Iphone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • Iphone 5s

While in the case of Android, Pokemon go It will only be compatible with 64-bit devices, that is, it will no longer be compatible with the following devices, and terminals that integrate a version lower than Android 5.0. Some examples of them are:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J3
  • Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
  • Motorola Moto G (1st generation)
  • Many Android devices released before 2015


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