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Can I run Pokemon Go on my phone?

cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( Aug 27, 2016 )    |    Entertainment, Guides


No doubt that Pokemon Go has becomes a smash hit that it now dethrones Candy Crush from King from being the biggest mobile game ever. Its popularity reigns among young and older people alike and the numbers keeps going as more and more fans are trying the most popular game on their own.

So now that Pokemon Go is now available in the Philippines, I often see and hear mobile phone users and to be gamers of the said mobile game asking for what sort of system requirements the games needs to work. We’ll, you don’t need an epic smartphone to play the game and virtually every smartphone in the market can handle the games just fine as long as they come with these prerequisites:

For Android Devices:

  • Android 4.4 or later – To start, you’ll need at least a smartphone running Android 4.4 (KitKat) – Android 6.1 (Marshmallow). The latest Android 7.0 support is still in the works and should be available soon.
  • Preferred screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels (Not optimized for tablet)but should work nonetheless.
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G) – You have to understand that this is an online game and needs to be hook up to the server when playing and with intermittent connections would only frustrates you in the process so top up your load if you’re on pay-as-you-go/Pre-paid SIM before engaging your trainer skills.
  • GPS and Location Services – the game needs you current location and keeps you tracked at all times. That’s what make this game unique and may serve an alternative to your walking routines.


For iOS Devices:

  • iPhone 5 or later but several users reportedly runs the game on their iPhone 4s
  • iOS 8 and later
  • like its Android counterpart, it also requires aStrong internet connection andGPS and Location Services enabled.
  • Jailbroken devices are not supported– now this seems to be a bummer but there seems to be workaround to this, though we don’t recommend it, just be aware that there are some rogue applications on 3rd-Party App stores and you don’t want your device to be a victim of malware infection.

So, if your device met these prerequisites, then you should be able to rock Pokemon Go.