Niantic has announced that they will be ending support for Pokemon GO for a number of older mobile devices.
After the Version 0.189 update goes live in mid-October, Pokemon GO will no longer be supported on Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 devices. This means that any players who are still using these devices when the update goes through may no longer be able to access the app.
As such, players who may potentially be affected by this change are encouraged to consider upgrading their devices in order to continue enjoying Pokemon GO.
You can read the full details below, as published via PokemonGOlive:
In an upcoming update to Pokémon GO in October, we will end support for Android 5, iOS 10, and iOS 11, as well as iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 devices. Only Trainers with devices running Android 5, iOS 10, or iOS 11, as well as Trainers with iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 devices, will be affected by this change. Trainers with devices or operating systems not specifically listed here will not be affected and don’t need to take any action.
If you’re unsure whether your device falls in one of these categories, please check with your device manufacturer.
Trainers using affected devices will no longer be able to access Pokémon GO, including any accumulated PokeCoins or collected items on their accounts, when the version 0.189 update goes live in mid-October. We encourage Trainers using any of the listed devices to consider upgrading them if they wish to continue playing Pokémon GO. Be sure to have your account info and password saved somewhere so you can log back in on a new device!
Note: Even if you’re able to install and run Pokémon GO on such devices after the release of version 0.189, we’ll no longer be able to provide support if you run into any technical issues.
—The Pokémon GO team
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