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Pokemon Go will stop working on older iPhones and iPads

11 January 2018
Pokemon Go will stop working on older iPhones and iPads

Developer Niantic confirmed that the popular mobile game will soon discontinue support for devices that can not run the latest version of iOS.

Affected devices include the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad (4th and 3rd generation), iPad mini (1st generation) and iPad 2.

The change will be rolled out on February 28, 2018, says Niantic.

Pokemon GO fans who are trying to catch 'em all on older iPhones and iPads will be disappointed to learn that the game will no longer work for those using devices that run on iOS versions older than 11.

Wondering if your device is included in the purge?

For more on Pokemon GO be sure to read about all the Gen 3 Pokemon now available in the game, as well as the recent regional Pokemon migrations. The move was an expected one, though it's still disappointing to those that have older phones. The developers have announced this on the official Pokemon GO website.

The new Ex-Raid invites are scheduled for January 16th and according to the Pokemon GO Hub, this new wave of passes appear to be targeting "mostly" first time raiders. Any of you that do, though, you're out of luck, I guess.

Users who are unable to update the game will lose out on access to the game and any in-app purchased items players have paid for over the years.

It's also worth noting that Pokemon GO may well see a noticeable drop in players once the update rolls out.