If you own an old version of the iPad or iPhone and like playing Pokémon GO we have some bad news, support for the game will end next month.

Players on these devices won’t be able to access their accounts after February 28th. This also includes the use PokeCoins or any items purchased. Alongside iPhone 5 and 5c the iPad 4th, 3rd, iPad 2, and 1st generation and will not be able to run Pokemon Go.

The following devices are no longer supported by Pokémon GO:

Name Release year Model numbers
image1.png iPhone 5c 2013 A1456, A1507, A1516, A1529, A1532
 image4.png iPhone 5 2012 A1428, A1429, A1442
 image2.png iPad
(4th generation)
Late 2012 A1458, A1459, A1460
 image6.png iPad
(3rd generation)
Early 2012 A1416, A1430, A1403
 image5.png iPad mini
(1st generation)
Late 2012 A1432, A1454, A1455
 image3.png iPad 2 2011 A1395, A1396, A1397


This isn’t an uncommon practice as Apple customers are forced to update their older devices after a certain period. Older Apple devices unable to get the software updates are locked out from accessing certain applications, essentially forcing customers to upgrade or be locked out of their favorite applications.

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Adam S
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Adam is a Senior Staff Writer for GAW with over 15 years of experience in writing and is completely obsessed with video games. He holds a BA from Brooklyn College and lives in NY.