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Is Pokemon Go compatible with my phone or tablet?

Following the success of Pokemon Go here in the Philippines, many fans are kept asking if their devices are compatible with the augmented reality game. Some users also reported that they are having trouble in installing and running the game with common errors such as “parsing error” and “black screen splash”.

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Is Pokemon Go compatible with my phone or tablet?

Before anything else, we must know first if the official requirements were met by our devices. Here’s what you need to play Pokémon Go:

  • Android 4.4 to Android 6.0.1
    You need a device that runs Android Kitkat at least to Android Marshmallow. Android 7.0 Nougat will not be supported until the official Android release. Some Nexus devices users under the Android Nougat Developer Program have reported that they were able to run the game at least for now.
  • iPhone 5+ / iOS 8+
    5th-generation iPhones and above are only supported. Take note also that your device should be running in iOS 8 and above for you to play the game.
  • Preferred resolution of 1280×720 pixels (Not optimized for tablet)
    Your display must be at least in HD resolution for you to run the game in a more optimal settings. Tablets with a higher resolution will surely be compatible with the game.
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
    Pokemon Go is an online game. Thus, your device needs to be connected into the internet for you to play it. Keep an eye on your data usage because it will surely consume a large of amount of data.
  • GPS and Location Services
    Some of you may be curious while your character doesn’t move or walk, well, the main reason why is that your GPS or location services are disabled. Be sure to set it to ON because this particular setting will determine your location and nearby places where you can catch Pokemon and find PokeStops and Gyms.

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If you are still facing some issues regarding your phone and the game compatibility, let us know in the comment section below.

This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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41 Responses

  1. krustykrab says:

    Ako po sir may problem sa GPS. GPS signal not found. Naka-on naman yung GPS. Na-try ko na palitan yung sa mode. High accuracy, power saving at gps only. :(

    • Kath says:

      One fix is to go outside so that the GPS signal can lock on to your phone. Try mo maglakad-lakad sa labas habang naka-on yung GPS.

    • Nino says:

      Same problem… Samsung Galaxy S7… bad trip… GPS problem… went outside (Paranaque) drove to Global City (Taguig) never na resolve yung problem… buti pa si iphone 5, gumagana yung pokemon go kahit 1GB ram lang :) hahaha :) can’t use pokemon go din with myphone iceberg (kasi 1GB ram din lang)

  2. jay says:

    sir sa binili kong starmobile playclick ng smart hindi compatible kahit android 5.0 lollipop version

  3. Easy E says:

    Meron pa. The 2GB ram requirement.
    Mediatek SOCs yata palpak ang GPS.

  4. drew says:

    Playstore says not compatible with my device. My device is Asus Zenfone Selfie. o_O

    • hehe says:


    • infotainment says:

      My phone is Asus Zenfone Selfie din. not compatible daw. GInawa ko doon ako sa ibang site ng download ng apk ayun gumana. Malamang may kakaibang requirements lang kapag nasa google playstore. So far 2 days na ok naman.

    • SYNTH says:

      ANY Intel processor phones are not compatible yet.

  5. rj says:

    Kelangan ng gyroscope para sa AR mode. Sadly, walang ganon sa cp ko.

  6. chief gato says:

    oooooh, hindi compatible sa nokia 5110 ko! ;)

    sabi nila, walang basagan ng trip… nung dumating yung ragnarok, hindi ako sumali…kasi starcraft: broodwar (pc) loyal fan ako… hanggang ngayon patuloy pa ring naglalaro nito… baka maabutan ko na yung rumored starcraft hd remake coming in august 2016 daw. ;)

    kaya sa mga young (and old) pokemon go players, go on!

  7. Android N support was officially made on one of the updates along with support for Intel based phones.

  8. wikipinoy says:

    the question is who is the cheapest phone running smooth with Pokemon games?

    • Glenn says:

      that would be a good article

    • AIMI says:

      sana po gumawa ang yugatech ng article tungkol dito.. particularly yung mga phones na nabibili dito na may gyro (para sa AR). naghahanap ako sa google kaso puro naman pang-ibang bansa yung articles.

    • Roselyn says:

      This. Sana po gumawa po kayo (Yugatech!!) ng phone list ng may Gyro preferably local or affordable phones! :) I really want to buy an affordable one with Gyro, pang Pokemon Go. :)

  9. wikipinoy says:

    i mean what phone?

  10. Jellybean User says:

    Working on Android version 4.2.2 Jellybean :D

  11. ATT says:

    working on my cloudfone spotify lite which is less than 2k….. not working on my asus zenfone max…. nasaan ang hustisya?

  12. Ben says:

    Asus Zenphone 5 and Starmobile Click Play (The Smart Promo Phone)
    Both of them aren’t compatible for Pokemon Go.

    • Betty Madrigal says:

      Sideload ka ng Apk. Working perfectly sa Zenny 5 ko. Mejo mabagal lang makasagap ng GPS pero fully playable.

  13. JPlusO2 says:

    I noticed na mas madali makakuha ng Pokemon sa iPhone. Sa inyo rin ba?

  14. whatever says:

    not working on my Starmobile Play Max na Marshmallow. siguro nga kasi 1b ram lang. junk!

  15. No Augmented Reality capability (Cherry Mobile)

  16. mike says:

    oppo f1 bakit ayaw, sa ipod touch 5 pwede. 2016 ang phone na ito, balik ayaw. ipod touch old model pa, pwede.

  17. rich says:

    what? eh gumagana kaya to sa iphone 4s lol..

  18. Siang Jun says:

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  19. Orange says:

    Works fine with my Zenfone 2 ZE551ML, which is an Intel processor phone.

  20. Romy Nabas says:

    Sa zenfone4 ko gumagana…choppy nga lng pero pd n pag tsagaan

  21. NotASheep says:

    Smart and Globe all lied about the “Free to play Pokemon Go”, they all replied “You need to be in a plan to use it” which is BS in my opinion.

  22. goodha says:

    working on my acer z630. high accuracy. gps,wifi,3g on. magastos sa battery. magastos sa ram,.

  23. workingworking says:

    fully working sa 1gb ram ko..samsung core prime..old na phone ko..wahehehe

  24. Pokeman says:

    Working sa Samsung Galaxy J1 2016 edition

  25. vince says:

    HINDI compatible sa device ko asus zenfone max. Ano po gagawin para makalaro ako. Thank you po

  26. Rea Estenoso says:

    why does pokemon go is not compatible to O+ 8.96? thanks

  27. joven says:

    why is it not compatible with the asus zenfone max phone tnx

  28. ace alas says:

    Not compatible with Motor E 2ND Gen. Some say because it doesnt have gyro. Gee!!!

    Compatible with CM Android One G1 but the GPS sucks. Anyone here can suggest how I can improve GPS signal please?

  29. Betty Madrigal says:

    Working perfectly sa Cherry Mobile One. Nadownload ko thru Google Playstore. I was not expecting that since, mababa lng specs nito. Yey.

  30. Mass Transit says:

    Not compatible with Nexus 7 2nd gen but compatible with Samsung Tab S 8.4.

  31. Joan says:

    Why it is not working with MY PHONE INFINITY LITE 2? 4.4.2

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