If you still play Pokémon Go on a smart device or tablet running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” or iOS 10 or 11, you’ll no longer be able to access the video game when Niantic pushes an upgrade in October. The Pokémon Go Twitter account verified that two popular older phones likewise won’t make it: the iPhone FIVE and iPhone 6 are being left behind, regardless of the truth both phones can be upgraded to run iOS 12.
All things considered, the performance on those devices most likely wasn’t great. Pokémon Go might not be as demanding as some other titles, however it relies heavily on your phone’s video cameras, GPS tracking, and basic chops to keep up with its 3D visuals, and can be quite a drain on an aging phone battery. All that being said, it’s going to be a loss for a non-trivial quantity of individuals around the globe who don’t want to– or can’t– update their phones.
If you have a flagship or midrange iPhone or Android handset from the past few years, you do not require to fret. It’s those with much older or more inexpensive devices who may need to.
In an approaching upgrade to Pokémon GO in October, we will end assistance for Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 gadgets. Fitness instructors with devices not particularly noted here will not be affected and do not need to take any action.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 31, 2020
Pokémon Go is still exceptionally popular: Last we heard from Niantic Labs, it said 2019 was its most financially rewarding year since the augmented reality video game launched During the COVID-19 pandemic and the numerous stay-at-home orders it spurred, people couldn’t stop capturing Pokémon This year’s Pokémon Go Fest was the greatest yet, with players catching almost a billion of the digital animals.
Losing these gadgets most likely will not make a big effect on Niantic’s user base. If you’re a passionate Pokémon Go gamer with an outdated phone, you may be affected, so it’s good to have a little lead time prior to October.
The Brink has actually connected to Niantic to see why it’s ending support for these gadgets, and if it can share more precisely when the update will go live.