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Only real solution: Hound Niantic until they fix their hardware-abusing app.
The fact is that this app runs your CPU and battery excessively hard and hot, and it really doesn't need to. (I can run 3D-rendered GPS navigation apps or games while continuously streaming data and playing music in the background all day long, and it doesn't heat up my phone like PoGo does.)
Lots of us have already noticed battery capacity loss. Some of us have had their batteries killed entirely. Various other heat-related problems have been reported as well.
A few users here have said that it doesn't heat up their phone or drain their battery quickly, but that is a vanishingly small minority.
Until Niantic fixes their code, it's going to keep costing us, through greatly reduced hardware life. How much will it cost to have your battery replaced 2-3 times as often as you normally would? How about your whole phone?
So, definitely complain to Niantic.
Also consider reporting the app as abusive to hardware. For Android: Near the bottom of the Pokémon Go page in the Play Store: Flag as inappropriate: Harmful to device or data. I don't know the app reporting procedure for iOS / App Store; perhaps someone who does know can share that info in a comment.
FOR EVERYONE IN THE US SAYING IT SAYS "UNAVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY" FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
Open this link in a web browser on a PC.
Choose your mobile device from the list (must be logged into your Google account)
This will install the App remotely to your mobile device, and now you can play!
EDIT: PLEASE UPVOTE THIS FOR VISABILITY! I AM TRYING TO HELP!
Android app doesn't appear to be on the Play Store yet. They take a few hours to show up. But it's on iOS!
Edit: For those who've had the app before, yes your data/pokemons will remain. It's tied to your Google/Pokemon Trainer Club account, not the app itself.
Servers seem to be down right now. Check status here.
Also visit /r/pokemongo and /r/PokemonGoCanada!
Edit: It's apparently on the Play Store now.
Edit: Servers are back on!! (5:25pm EST)
Android store page-
Won't let me install yet and doesn't show up on the play store app. "This item cannot be installed in your device's country."
-US east coast.
edit- 10am, still not up yet.
Installed and working on my android here near Boston. No beta anything, and just from the play store, nothing special. Good luck!
Agreed. Ratings and of course not buying this garbage or anything else is the best way to get their attention.
play store: [link]
app store: [link]
I've noticed that the "Updated" date will update for me in the Google Play store before the "Current Version" will update. Generally it is a few hours difference: [link]
Edit: it may take more than a few hours as noted in a comment below. I'm still waiting for my play store to update the current version# but have downloaded it from the app mirror.
Edit #2: The date updated when 85.1 was starting to circulate online, but this afternoon my store had the update for 85.2.
You're pushing it to the limit! :)
The play store recommends 2GB of RAM minimum:
And Niantic used to suggest it for iOS too, back in the day (if my memory serves me right). But I believe they're actually not allowed to say that, as they claim the app is supported down to the iPhone 5+, which only had 1gb RAM (if memory serves me right twice).
When I went to the store on my phone it was still saying "Not Available in your Country" then I went to the Google Play Store page for Pokemon Go and was able to start installation from there!
LETSA GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HYPE
Damn.. This sounds pretty cool! Im gonna see if it in the play store.
Edit: it's not there (yet?) So don't bother looking it up just yet I suppose (im on android tho).
Guys! It's here: [link]
This app is alarmingly hard on both short-term and long-term battery life. A power bank is a technical workaround for one of those, but it's not truly a fix.
The underlying problem is not a technical one, but rather a policy / decision-making issue at Niantic. If they wanted to fix the battery abuse, they most certainly could. (Comparison: I can run 3D-rendered GPS navigation apps or games while continuously streaming data and playing music in the background all day long, and it doesn't heat up my phone like PoGo does.)
This issue has been repeatedly raised here for almost a year, and Niantic has been unresponsive. That leaves two obvious options:
Report the app to the distributor. Google Play has a link specifically for this sort of thing at the bottom of their Pokémon Go page: Flag as inappropriate: Harmful to device or data. Apple's App Store may have a similar mechanism for reporting abusive apps. If enough people do this, Niantic might get a warning from Google or Apple, which (since those are their primary sales channels) would be harder for them to ignore than it is for them to ignore us.
Keep reporting the problem to Niantic. They obviously know about it by now, but they have been ignoring complaints about it for nearly a year. Don't let them think you don't care.
If your battery is showing signs of premature capacity loss (or if you have already had to replace it), be sure to include that information in both reports.
I'm beginning to wonder if Niantic or Google messed something up.
Checking the play store via my andriod phone I see version 0.35.0 and last update of August 22nd, 2016.
Checking the play store via my desktop web browser I see version still at 0.35.0, but the update date shifted to September 10th.
I hope whomever uploaded the new version to the play store didn't fumble finger the version number and leave it the same.
I have a portion of my terminal open, dedicate to watching the Google Play Store Pokemon GO version. If you're running linux (or maybe OSX?), you can run this. As soon as it changes to 0.37.0 I'm clear to snag the update :-)
curl -s [link] | grep -o '0.3[0-9].0'
~~Just to add to the topic, users logging in with Google credentials on an Android system need NOT worry, as it does NOT even show up in "Connected sites and Apps" in your Google Account. Instead, the app is put in check by the permissions it asks from you, and they do not require full access~~. Even if you're an Android user, check your Google Account page at [link] - I use a Moto X and the app does not show anywhere in that page, but people reported otherwise for other phones. You can check the permissions yourself in Pokemon GO's Google Play page: [link]
EDIT: from the comment below, I see that this is not always the case.
When viewing the listing from a desktop PC in the browser it shows you at the button the newest date when an updated Apk has been pushed, but it wont show the latest Staged rollout version unless your account has been flagged for it.
It just updated a little bit ago from September 17th to the 27th.
Pokemon go was release. It a semi augmented reality game
Google play link
You probably dont have 2gb ram. That was the sole reason I couldn't download it on my Galaxy Note 2. Although apkmirror worked and after installing it all was fine. Or check this page on why you cant install it. [link]
I had the page opened and was killing my F5 key (okay, I had a script refreshing the page). And just as I was about to go to bed, I got my "finally available notification". Now I can finally use all the tips I learned /o/
Går installera på Play nu!
Kunde inte installera via telefonen, men provade det /u/t0gep1 sa och installerade via datorn, fungerade bra!
6 PM - Nothing. Edits: For times.
But here's the link so you all don't have to go crazy looking for it when it's available
So Pokemon Go is out for Android and it's <em>not</em> available in our country (*un*surprisingly)
I wonder if people will actually play it here.
*edit: changed from available to not available
I'm not super interested in it since I'm lazy. I'll probably play Pokemon S&M instead since it sounds more interesting. *wink
The update today on iOS shows version 1.0.1
No update for android yet.
For the convenience of my fellow Canucks. When PoGo launches it will be available at this link
EDIT: Added Android link
FOR EVERYONE SAYING IT SAYS "UNAVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY" FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:
Here's a link for the app when it comes available.
I mean, all we can is wait for it to be available right?
Play Store link
> This app is incompatible with your device.
> LGE LG-D852
Come on, it's an LG G3, more than capable..
According to my Android version of the app I'm on 0.29 which seems to match what's on the Android store at the moment.
EDIT: Woke up this morning to find that the store has 0.29.2 in. Hopefully this has stability improvements. Now if you excuse me, my phone apparently doesn't have enough storage to download this update, because apparently phones ignore SD cards entirely.
AppStore ama PlayStorenya nih.
Perasaan udah pada main semua juga toh?
Andriod in Arizona here,
Anyone know why it says updated Sept.10 here [link]
but the current version is still 0.35
and then if I check the "app" version of the store it says last update was Aug.22?
For those at work....
[link] That allowed me to dl it on to my galaxy note 5 remotely idk if it works for anyone else. So far nothing wrong with it. I mean ive moved like 40 feet and found a sparrow and went back inside. I cant find any poke shops or gyms around my neighbor hood yet ill check more tomorrow
I don't know why you were downvoted; minimum RAM has always been 2 GB. Look on the Google Play listing :
"Compatible with Android devices that have 2GB RAM or more and have Android Version 4.4 - 6.0 installed."
I previously played it on a device with 1 GB of RAM myself. It technically works, but not well.
Not sure if this has been mentioned but the link to Android is actually not right. The current one is: [link]
You need to delete %20iOS like such,
to make it actually work.
Can't download on Android N?? at least that's what a review says. Sigh...
Can anyone suggest one that will keep my walks fun and make me eager to go out to walk?
So far I have tried:
-Was fun for couple weeks. However it has too much staring of screen waiting to see Pokemon, too much stopping to throw balls and too long stops to fight at gyms. I am looking for game where I walk more and stare screen less than in Pokemon Go.
-Too much staring on screen and too much finding exact best location with GPS. Also too much to do at home when not walking. Was fun for week but more as and regular game than one making me want to go walk 10 km.
Ingress has been decent. It is more about walking to specific destination, checking screen there and short stop. However after about year of playing I know all local portals way too well and gameplay is getting boring and there is almost zero progress at this point.
Any suggestions for games that make me want to go to walk?
The current "visible" outcry so far is in a bunch of 1 star ratings:
I remember checking the play store a few days ago before the update was officially out because someone told me it was out, and while I don't remember the number of 1 star reviews I remember the red 1 star bar being a bit over half of how big it is right now. I suspect that bar will get a tiny bit bigger once it is released to everyone, though I wonder if the outcry will be as big as when tracking was 100% dropped.
On the Japanese play store, in the description, it says "日本版は近日公開！もう少しだけお待ちください！", which translates to, "The Japanese Version will be released soon! Please just wait a little bit more!". So by the sounds of that probably a release date of tomorrow or sunday would be most accurate. Source, [link]
No, Apple requires apps released in their app store to at least be version 1.0. Currently, the iOS version in the store is listed as 1.49.4 but if you check the settings in the actual app it is 0.79.4. Google is more tolerant of version settings, as the Play Store actually list PoGo as 0.79.4
Edit: For proof check the Play Store and iOS App Store
It is, kinda, it's just not released in the UK (and other parts of the world). It was first released in Aus/Nz then USA a day later and it was planned to be released in UK by now but after the USA release their servers got overloaded by the amount of people playing the game so the slowed down release 'till they got things fixed.
This looks like it'll wind up being a pay-to-win game.
You should look into Pokemon Go as an alternative. It works perfectly well as a free-to-play game. (There's a bit of pressure to invest $10-$20/month on extra raid passes, but this is strictly optional and there's no real need to spend much more than that.)
So I've been loosely keeping track of one-star reviews on the Google Play store since the update came out. Wish I had taken screenshots for proof, it's more just me remembering the numbers.
When I checked shortly after the update hit, one-star reviews were at around 770,000. Right now it's at 824,418. That's 54,418 one-star reviews since then.
Now, it's a false comparison to say this is in direct response to the update or that every single one of them is because of banning root. It's anecdotal evidence, but looking through reviews I can say a lot of them do mention blocking root as their criticism.
Also, it's not like I've been keeping track before the update, so I don't know if this is a significant trend or not.
That said, we can be certain that many people are affected by this and are pissed off about it. I just don't know if that criticism will ever get to Niantic or if it even matters
the game is in beta
the game is literally 1/5th of the way done
it's going to have issues, it's in B E T A
Checking the app store, ~~still not available~~
/u/HalifaxSamuels is correct, go to This link and download from the Google Play site. Make sure your google account is the same one that is on your phone's app store
I was seeing the same message that others reported when browsing on my phone. Try installing from the website [link] and selecting your device.
~~Looks to be there!!~~
~~But I can't install it, though my phone meets all the requirements! Ugh. But the "not available in your device's country" message is gone here. Just "this app is incompatible with your device".~~
Edit: I'm wrong
out already, always goes full on android at the same time as iOS.
The partial rollout on Android dribbles out for several days but when you hear iOS it's time to go to [link] or open the play store on your phone.
You can try that before you hear about iOS but it isn't guaranteed until that day.
And in case anyone wants a link to the apps on their respective system, here you go:
If you go to this URL, with out sign in to Google (I.e. Incognito Mode or Private Browsing), you can see the Install button.
This was it looked like for past few months. When you click on it you will be asked to sign in and tell ' This app is incompatible with all of your devices.'
That is the whole story. Geo block go off about 30 mins before release. And Niantic release the App in Friday or Saturday morning due commercial purpose (who can go out and play in a night).
I am very much happy if I am wrong. But seems to be it is not.
a mi me aparece desde la tienda (windows): [link]
si lo busco desde el celu en la tienda no me figura, pero porque mi smartphone (a pesar de tener android) no es compatible
Its not in the app store because its not available in the country yet. Try here in your browser~ [link]
Although it will just tell you all your devices aren't compatible due to the country.
For the people who Still habing trouble,
Open web browser (i.e. Chrome)
Paste the link go visit the site
The web page will say its available. Click the [Install] button.
You will see downloading icon on notification bar.
I downloaded the APK off their website, and it works just fine (android though). With iOS there's a workaround, but since i dont care about apple, i couldnt be arsed to look for it :P
Its also in the google play store now btw
Agreed, I haven't download the APK file but I do feel like I'm missing out and don't think I have ever pressed refresh on a page as much as this one [link]
Technically, it should be available on the Polish iOS App Store. As for Android, I'm not too sure. Keep checking the play store by following this link on your phone.
If you really are desperate to play it, you can grab the US Pokemon Go .apk file from a site called apk mirror until the official version is available for your device.
Absolutely. Everyone has a smartphone. Latest counts put Pokemon X and Y at 14.7m sales, while the Google Play Store has it in the 50m-100m tier with 1.7m reviews, and the App Store (that doesn't publish numbers) has 118k reviews. Even if we liberally assume that 1/20 people leave a rating/review of a game, that's still 23 million. As a conservative estimate.
Or were you being facetious? I can't detect that this far away from my 1pm coffee.
Not sure if you have seen it now but go to this link on your PC [link] then add it to your Wishlist and you should be able to find it on your phone if you go to your Play Store Wishlist
So it is, downloading now, hopefully it's as good as we hoped
Google Play Store Link
Search for the link on Chrome and open it in the Play Store. Or if you are using reddit on your phone just open this link.
You can read they have the "old" version from June 30.
The new one in the IOS store is from Aug 1st. Seems like they might have just updated IOS for the Current reviews. I don't see anything like that on Google play.
I keep going to the Play Store page - [link]
When it no longer says "This app is incompatible with your device" I'll know we're good. It's faster and (for me) less distracting than the app. ^.^
Update still hadn't rolled out for my account. Checking the web link while logged in says installed instead of update:
View the link in incognito mode and it shows it as the updated version.
Open the play store app, no update. Force quit it and cleared the cache. Reopened it and BAM, update for Pokemon Go detected.
So if you still don't see the update, try force closing the play store app, clearing the cache, then re-opening it to see if you get the update option now.
It is fixed.
> WHAT'S NEW (0.33.0)
> - Added a dialog to remind Trainers that they should not play while traveling above a certain speed; Trainers will have to indicate they aren’t the driver
> - Fixed a bug that prevented ”Nice,” ”Great,” and “Excellent” Poké Ball throws from awarding the appropriate XP bonuses
> - Enabled the ability for Trainers to change their nickname one time, so please choose your new nickname wisely
> - Resolved issues with the battery saver mode on iOS and re-enabled the feature
> - Other fixes
Just helped a friend through same situation.
Hope I remembered this correctly and entirely. Let me know if it works out, and if it doesn't I'll try to retrace my steps.
Also, don't go the voucher route; It'll give the same error.
This is what it shows for me (old version number, but dated yesterday!):
>February 15, 2017
>- Reduced the starting load time on Android devices.
>- Resolved Android connectivity issues for the Pokémon GO Plus accessory.
>- Integrated iOS wheelchair support for use with Apple Watch.
>- Minor text fixes.
If you view the official link below on PC, it will say that it is on update 0.75.0 with the most recent update being today (Sept. 12)
From the Play Store page:
>- This app is free-to-play and offers in-game purchases. It is optimized for smartphones, not tablets.
>- Compatible with Android devices that have 2GB RAM or more and have Android Version 4.4 - 6.0 installed.
>- Compatibility is not guaranteed for devices without GPS capabilities or devices that are connected only to Wi-Fi networks
>- Not compatible with Android devices that use Intel Atom processors.
>- Compatibility with tablet devices is not guaranteed.
>- Application may not run on certain devices even if they have compatible OS versions installed.
>- It is recommended to play while connected to a network in order to obtain accurate location information.
>- Compatibility information may be changed at any time.
>- Please visit www.PokemonGO.com for additional compatibility information.
>- Information current as of July 5, 2016
Basically, there is no guarantee that it will work on your phone. It may in time.
Yes, there's a new app, Pokemon Go, which allows you to essentially battle and catch Pokemon in virtual reality. It uses maps and your camera to add realism. I'll add a link the the iOS and Android versions on their respective stores
If you view the listing on the Google Play Store website instead of the app you can see latest date at the bottom of the page.
View on a PC Browser.
both, but if your device doesn't meet the minimum requirement you can't find it on the play store, your device might still be compatible though, but you will have to get it from apk mirror. [link]
edit - I see that you already saw this, OP, but will leave it in case anyone else hadn't seen it. Sounds like your phone is in the same situation as my son's was - just finally unable to keep up with the app to run it properly and reliably.
If you're phone is added to your Google account you can install from your computer to your phone when you are on the play store website. Tell me if it works!
~~Scrap that, its live everywhere now [link]
Jumped the gun a bit there, final step says not available. But you can still get the apk.
> y sin el riesgo de bajarte un apk de procedencia dudosa.
De que hablas willis? Pokemon Go esta en la Google play store disponible en México, con firma del desarrollador original (Niantic Inc):
Por cierto, la mayoria delos workarounds de iOS es precisamente eso: bajarse una app de un sitio de procedencia dudosa y sin firma digital. :v
If 6-year-olds are allowed to have smartphones (costing hundreds of dollars) to download an app that is rated for Everyone 10+, then I do wonder about the future.
If you like pokemon yes. Its free. A relatively new smart phone, i say relatively new because i tried it on my phone thats kind of old and had tons of problems but thats cause its a big program. heres a link for iPhone and Android
Doesn't say that on the play store at [link] nor on [link]
wanna show me a URL where it says 2GB?
It works for the G3. It is on the playstore but I do not know if they are allowing people to install it again. They halted production because servers kept crashing. Once they fix the issue, they are going to allow new users to install it again.
I would be careful with the apk's. I heard that some included this malware or something. I would just wait until you can install it on the play store.
It might be back and ok to download. Here is the link: Pokemon Go Play Store
First I vpn'd into the US on my computer. Then I went to the play store link for Pokémon go in Chrome. Then I chose to install it on my device (Android phone).
If it's not showing up on your phone's play store go here for the online play store and get the app pushed to your phone.
It's possible that your device isn't compatible, and won't show up in the play store app if so.
The website there will show if you have no compatible devices though.
Are you sure your Google account/Play store is based in the US and not in another country (I think there are ways to check that, for example see if the app prices are displayed in USD).
If this is not the problem then restart then try to open the app page in Chrome instead of the play store, worked for some people.
Just follow this link and hit install (as long as youre signed in). It can also open in the playstore depending on how you have it set up
>I was checking for any updates/changes. I had uninstalled and when I went to reinstall, Play Store said it couldn't be found. After refresh the app no longer shows. Crossing fingers.
>Edit: proof-ish... Used to be the beta link [link]
Cool down, people! The app is still in its 0.29 version.
I understand it was already released. So once it was in development for a while, a major update won't probably come out so soon. However, when I see the version 0.29, it tells much has to come.
They have been releasing test versions, and maybe they are now ensuring how things work in the real world (with millions of users) before releasing more features.
It also seems that (I can't play yet, not released in my area) only the first 150 Pokémon are available. So, let's wait and see what they will announce for the version 1.0.
It's available in the app store, but I'm seeing "This item isn't available in your country."
It just launched yesterday, so they might still be rolling it out in the U.S.
Actually, I think you cannot search for it... BUT if you go from a direct link it will appear. However you will not be able to install it still as it is country blocked. SAD :( You can put it in your wishlist though for easy reference. Link is here
If you're having trouble downloading it on Android, you can log onto your computer and go to the Play Store to install it on any of your devices.
There is a new version 0.29.2 already and this one is compatible with Intel CPU. However if Pokemon Go is still not available in your market, you will still get the same message.
Link on the store: [link]
Link for the APK: [link]
So I've thought of a possible way to see if the apk you have installed is the same that's in the playstore. I'm not sure if this is a legit way to check since I'm not an expert in this.
Go to [link] and add to your wishlist.
Open your phone and navigate to the wishlist tab in the playstore
If you did step 1 correctly you should see the icon of PoGo. In the right corner there should be a green suitcase. Now click on the three dots which usually mean settings. There should be an option "open"
Click the option "open". If all goes well your phone should open the apk you installed outside the appstore. This should mean your installed apk is identical to the one in the playstore.
Hope this helps :)
Go on the website on a computer and make sure you are signed into the same google account. When you click install it will either say it is incompatible or it is not available in your country. If it is incompatible you need to get a new phone, if it says it is not available in your country just make a new google account making sure you choose the US.
That shouldn't make a difference. I'm in Canada and was able to download and install it. They aren't blocking access by geographical closeness to the border, or IP address for that matter. Otherwise I could easily use a proxy or vpn and bypass the restrictions. The Play Store is locking the Pokémon Go app according to the address of the current active credit card on the account. Remove any non-American cards from your account, then put a credit card on your account with an American address, download the app to your phone through the web interface and you should be fine.
On the other hand, if no credit cards are associated with your account, then perhaps adding one, or actually using a VPN or proxy to prove you're in the States may help. It is rather uncanny that Google would think that you are somehow in Canada!
In either case, here is a direct link to the game in the Play Store. It may work without you having to do anything:
I couldn't find it in the Play store on my phone, but I downloaded it at this link and it worked for me! Woohoo!!
(I'm in FL, by the way!)
> that affects every part of the game.
> How is this not objectively worse?
Because you're just deciding that the bugs, balancing and spawn changes are collectively worth less than the tracking feature for EVERYONE. That's just simply not the case. It's subjectively worse, not objectively.
> The game was made around the ability to "see" nearby pokemon and triangulate their position via the 3 steps which no longer exists.
It really wasn't. Neither the Pokemon GO ad nor the app description talk about tracking pokemon. The community focused on this feature, but it wasn't the focus of the developers. As far as they're concerned you were just meant to be walking through tall grass - not sure what you'll find or when.
For anyone who can't find it in the playstore, I checked on browser and updated my app through there.
Link: Pokemon Go
Since youre on vacation, simply loging out of your account, finding the app, and downloading it should work. I am not sure if you are on android or mac, but the process should be roughly the same.
more incentive yes, but it's also infinitely harder.
the larger the community the more voices are simultaneously crying for attention and the less likely any given voice is to actually represent what the broader community wants.
this subreddit has about 800,000 subscribers. a fraction of that are probably active contributors.
pokemon go is listed on the google play store as having somewhere between 100,000,000 to 500,000,000 installs (exact number not provided, just that range). even on the low end, this community is under a hundredth of the number of installs we see just in the US play store, not including iOS or worldwide.