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