Is Your Phone Compatible With Pokemon GO?

And if not, why not?

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Unfortunately not all phones are created equal, and this means not all phones will run Pokemon GO. Already heartbroken fans are taking to Twitter and Facebook to express their disappointment. Is the mobile game of the year not working on your phone? Here’s why.

While Google Play will tell you if you phone is or isn’t compatible, it probably won’t tell you why. Here’s the official list of supported devices from Niantic’s site:


•Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1
(Android N will not supported until the official Android release)
•Preferred resolution of 720×1280 pixels (Not optimized for tablet)
•Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
•GPS and Location Services
•Intel CPUs are not supported


•iPhone 5+
•iOS 8+
•Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
•GPS and Location Services
•Jailbroken devices are not supported

If you can download the app but it doesn’t run properly, make sure both your GPS and internet (whether Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G) connection is strong. If you can’t play for any other reason, check the list of known issues or report your bugs to Niantic at this link.

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