Pokemon GO Ending Support for More iPhones and iPads

Allan Goodman
January 11, 2018

If you're playing Pokemon GO on an older Apple device, you'll soon have to upgrade if you want to keep playing.

It is also worth mentioning that the older devices will be dropped to accommodate improvements to Pokémon GO that pushed the application outside the capacities of the OS on such devices.

This week the folks at Niantic announced an update to Pokemon GO, an update that might not sit well for users of elderly iPhones. The percentage gets higher when you include even older phones like the 4 and 4s.

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While trainers have until late February to either update their Apple devices (or buy new ones), the announcement raises an interesting question: what will happen if Niantic introduces AR+ (or something similar) to the Android version of Pokemon GO?

The reason is that those devices are not upgradable to iOS 11.

The change will be rolled out on February 28, 2018, says Niantic. All you have to do is visit Settings on your iOS device, then hit up Safari for more options to clear browsing data and more. Tap "Download and install" next to the iOS 11.2.5 beta listing and you'll be good to go. "They will need to switch to a supported device to continue playing Pokémon GO". Afterwards, Pokemon Go "may" not work on those devices, nor will players be able to access PokeCoins or use items from their bags. 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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