Niantic will quickly discontinue Pokémon Go help for iPhones that aren’t suitable with iOS 11, the newest model of the smartphone’s working system. When that replace launches in late February, gamers with older telephones will both should improve or hand over on the sport — at the same time as present iOS 11-users proceed to complain about Pokémon Go’s points with the firmware.
The developer printed a word to its Pokémon Go weblog on Jan. 9 to provide iPhone customers a heads up. The textual content follows beneath.
In an upcoming replace to Pokémon GO, we are going to finish help for Apple gadgets not able to upgrading to iOS 11, comparable to iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c fashions. This change is a results of enhancements to Pokémon GO that push the appliance past the capabilities of the working programs on such gadgets. This change will take impact on 02/28/2018. After that date, Trainers utilizing affected gadgets could not be capable to entry their Pokémon GO accounts from that machine, or use their PokéCoins or different gadgets of their Bags. They might want to swap to a supported machine to proceed enjoying Pokémon GO.
The excellent news is that, in case you have a telephone that may improve to iOS 11, however hasn’t, you’re nonetheless in good condition. This will not be forcing each Pokémon Go participant to replace their machine to iOS 11, in different phrases. That’s essential as a result of, judging from Reddit and Twitter replies, loads of the fanbase has but to replace their iPhones, as a result of iOS 11 poses a big drawback for quite a lot of customers.
Ever since Apple pushed out the brand new firmware, gamers have discovered that the Pokémon Go Plus accent (which I already had a horrific quantity of bother with when it launched in 2016) both gained’t join or gained’t reply to the sport as designed. Numerous replies to Niantic’s tweet in regards to the impending discontinuation counsel that that is nonetheless plaguing a number of gamers.
There’s a big delay between urgent the Pokémon Go Plus’ motion button and getting an in-game response, gamers report. It’s listed as a recognized difficulty on the developer’s Help Center, however customers say a repair stays out of attain. Players ought to heed warning with iOS 11, then — that’s, in the event that they actually have a telephone that helps it.