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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon GO accounts from those devices, including their PokéCoins 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 Pokémon 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 ‘Settings’ > ‘System’ and check ‘Kernel version’. If the code inside contains ‘x64′ string, your device has a 64-bit OS; if you cannot find this string, then is 32-bit.