Important update (June 15, 2020): To investigate player concerns, we are now postponing this deprecation to a (TBD) future date. We'll be using this additional time to collect more data on impacted devices. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion caused, and will update in advance when we move forward with the deprecation.
Pokémon GO is ending support for 32-bit Android devices. Trainers using these devices will no longer be able to access Pokémon GO, starting at the beginning of August 2020. We encourage Trainers on these devices to consider upgrading their device to a 64-bit model if they wish to continue playing Pokémon GO.
Am I affected by this change?
Only Trainers with 32-bit Android devices are affected by this change. Android users on 64-bit devices and iOS users are not affected and do not need to take any action.
If you're unsure whether your Android device is 32-bit or 64-bit, check with your device manufacturer. Most Android phones manufactured before 2015 are 32-bit. If your device has at least 4GB of RAM, it is highly likely that your device is a 64-bit model.
Examples of devices on 32-bit Android (note that this list is not exhaustive):
Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J2, J3
Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
Motorola Moto G (1st gen), Nexus 6
LG Fortune, Tribute
HTC One (M8)
ZTE Overture 3
What do I need to do?
If you’re using a 32-bit Android device, you’ll need to obtain a compatible 64-bit Android device or iOS device to continue playing Pokémon GO. Before obtaining a new device, we also recommend saving your account login info (i.e. your login provider, email address, and password) so you can log back into your account on your new phone.
Why this change?
By removing support for 32-bit Android devices, we are able to streamline our development process and focus resources on supporting newer operating systems and technologies.
A vast majority of Android users have already migrated from 32-bit to 64-bit devices. As players migrate from older devices to newer ones, we periodically update our supported device requirements to focus on the devices our players use.