Pokemon Go will stop working on older iPhones and iPads

Pokemon Go to Drop Support for Apple Devices that Cannot Be Upgraded to iOS 11

The game's developer, Niantic Labs, said the change is a measure of compatibility with Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 11.

It's not clear how many Pokemon Go players use these older devices, but a recent Business Insider chart shows about 6% of iPhone 5 and 5c users in the world, as of April 2017. Unfortunately for some players, an upcoming Pokemon Go update will also make it unplayable on some older iPhones. Another 4% of iPhone users continued to use even older models as of past year. Right after that you will have to follow the instructions provided on the screen and your iOS will update to the 11.2.2 version. Since Android devices didn't receive the update that included AR+, and because Niantic hasn't announced any discontinued support for Android smartphones or tablets, the code that enables AR+ is the most likely cause of the discontinued support. This change will take effect on 02/28/2018.

Once this goes live, those playing Pokémon GO on these devices will no longer be able to access their accounts, use PokéCoins or other items in-game. "They will need to switch to a supported device to continue playing Pokemon GO". Tap "Download and install" next to the iOS 11.2.5 beta listing and you'll be good to go. A few days ago he tweeted that he's "done with this EX-Raid Pass System", noting that it killed his motivation to play and that he'll be taking an indefinite break from Pokemon GO.

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