Pokémon GO will be ending support for devices running on iOS 12 in the next update for the game

Pokémon GO is ending support for devices running on iOS 12. Read on below to learn more:

Discontinued Support for iOS 12

Pokémon GO is ending support for devices running on iOS 12. Trainers using devices with this operating system will no longer be able to access Pokémon GO in release version 225. We encourage Trainers on iOS 12 to upgrade their iOS for uninterrupted access to Pokémon GO.

Am I affected by this change?
Only devices with iOS 12 installed are affected by this change. Android users and Apple users on iOS 13 or above are not affected and do not need to take any action.

If you are not sure which version of iOS is installed on your Apple device, you can find this information in the device settings. Go to  Settings >  General >  About.

What do I need to do?
If you are using a device running iOS 12, you will need to update your iOS to continue to access Pokémon GO. For detailed information on how to upgrade to the latest version of iOS, please  view this support article on the Apple Help Center.

Why this change?
iOS 12 was initially released in 2018. In the time since the release, there have been some major improvements to the iOS operating systems. By removing support for iOS 12, we are able to streamline our development process and focus resources on supporting newer operating systems and technologies.

A vast majority of Apple users have migrated to iOS 13 and above. As players migrate from older operating system versions to newer ones, we periodically update our supported device requirements to focus on the devices our player base uses.

There are no changes to which devices are supported. As of November, 2021 the iPhone 6s or above still supports iOS 13 and above.

Source: Official Pokémon GO support page

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