June 16 update: Niantic has announced that they will postpone this deprecation to a later date. The new date is yet to be determined. Source.
In an upcoming update to PokÃ©mon GO at the beginning of August 2020, we will end support for 32-bit Android devices. By removing support for 32-bit Android devices, we will be able to streamline our development process and focus resources on supporting newer operating systems and technologies. Android users on 64-bit devices and iOS users are not affected and do not need to take any action.
Here are some examples of 32-bit Android devices (note that this list is not exhaustive).
- Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J3
- Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
- Motorola Moto G (1st generation)
- Many Android devices released before 2015
When this update rolls out, Trainers using affected devices will no longer be able to access their PokÃ©mon GO accounts from those devices, including their PokÃ©Coins or items in their Item Bag. If you are using a 32-bit Android device, you will need a compatible 64-bit Android device or iOS device to continue playing PokÃ©mon GO.
How to check if your Android phone or tablet is 32-bit or 64-bit
1. Use an app
2. Check Android kernel version
- Go to âSettingsâ > âSystemâ and check âKernel versionâ. If the code inside contains âx64â² string, your device has a 64-bit OS; if you cannot find this string, then is 32-bit.