Support discontinued for Pokemon Go for Android 6

Pokémon GO has ended support for devices running Android 6, “Marshmallow”, starting with version 241. We encourage Trainers to update their operating system to continue playing without any interruptions.

Am I affected by this change?

Only devices with Android 6 installed are affected by this change. Apple users and Android users on Android 7, “Nougat” or higher are not affected and do not need to take any action.

If you are unsure of the operating system version installed on your Android device, you can find this information in the device settings. Go to Settings > General > About.

What do I have to do?

If you’re using a device running Android 6, you’ll need to update your operating system to continue accessing Pokémon GO. For detailed information on upgrading to the latest version of the operating system, please see this help article on the Android Help Center.

Why this change?

Android 6, “Marshmallow”, was initially released in 2015. Since its release, major improvements have been made to Android operating systems. By removing support for Android 6, we are able to streamline our development process and focus our resources on supporting the latest operating systems and technologies.

A large majority of Android users have migrated to Android 7 and above. As players migrate from older versions of the operating system to newer ones, we periodically update our supported device requirements to focus on the devices our player base is using.