Pokemon Go Will Stop Supporting Some Older Devices In October

Pokemon Go to the phone store.


If you're playing Pokemon Go on an older mobile device, you might find yourself needing to update soon. In October, the game will cease support for multiple kinds of device and operating systems, locking some players out of the game.

On Twitter, the official Pokemon Go account has announced an end to support for devices running Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11 in October. If you're running iOS 12 onwards, you will be okay--unless you're on certain older iPhone models.

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Support for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, currently the oldest iPhones supported by Pokemon Go, will also be discontinued in October. An exact date has not been set, but an update will render the app unusable on these phones at that time.

This could mean that the app will roll out new features that would be difficult to support on older devices.

Pokemon Go is preparing for a huge month--check out the game's Mega September Event schedule for more.

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