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Pokémon Go is Dropping Older iOS Device Support

Pokémon Go is Dropping Older iOS Device Support

After the aforementioned date, those using Apple devices that can not be updated to iOS 11 will not be capable of accessing their Pokemon Go accounts.

Niantic has revealed that iPhone 5 and 5C support will be dropped on February 28th.

Pokemon Go players with an older model of iPhone are being forced to choose between upgrading their phones or losing Pokemon Go for good. Another 4% of iPhone users continued to use even older models as of previous year. AR+ is (currently) exclusive to the iPhone 6s and newer phones with iOS 11, as the mode is dependent the ARKit framework built into iOS 11.

Niantic says these changes will take place from February 28 this year. As the developer continues to update the game it can't continue to support older operating systems that just can't handle the new features. All you have to do is visit Settings on your iOS device, then hit up Safari for more options to clear browsing data and more.

On 8 January, Apple has released the iOS 11.2.2 updated to iPhones, iPads and iPods.

Once this goes live, those playing Pokémon GO on these devices will no longer be able to access their accounts, use PokéCoins or other items in-game. This is going to be a tragedy of epic proportions for those "biggest screen possible" players out there playing with wi-fi hotspots. That also goes for a few devices that already weren't able to play, like the iPad 1st gen.