PokéGo +iPod

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by vinny3101, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. vinny3101 macrumors member

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    Hello! Now that Pokémon Go is out, will it work on my iPod. It is on mine already but it says that "GPS NOT FOUND". I have a iPod Touch 6. just wondering if this has happened to you. Thanks
     
  2. rigormortis, Jul 12, 2016
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    Apple states the app is compatible with iPod touch. I never tried it. It probably requires you to be connected to wifi at all times to play on the iPod touch.

    I connected my iPod touch to my home wifi and i was able to see the map of where my avatar was because of wifi location. I then tethered the iPod touch to the iphone , and I was able to walk around and catch a pikachu. It wasn't accurate, it was very spotty, but I was able to walk around. I just ignored the gps error. I went down like 6 houses down the street. I don't think it would work at a park without wifi hotspots to scan


    Wifi requires a internet connection plus scanning the known wifi networks in your area to give you a best guess, and this best guess seems to me to be good enough to catch a pikachu.

    Id say its more reliable then the TRACKR!
     
  3. vinny3101 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thankyou. My problem is my camera isnt on. It was on about a second and then it quit on me and just shows the map. And when I walk with wifi, it still won't turn on the camera. Do you know why?
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The iPod Touch lacks the GPS hardware to make the app work properly.
     
  5. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Unless you use an iPhone for the GPS / location paired to your touch , it will not work.
     
  6. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    Not true. I've been using the app since day one on my 6th gen touch. The app itself doesn't react well with any device with the "GPS not found" message; I've seen it on my sister's iPad mini, my iPod touch, and my friend's iPhone 6. However, I learned that if you open Control Center or Notification Center with the app still open then close it (it doesn't even need to be fully pulled up/down) it resets the GPS data (however still sometimes a little inaccurate) and the app continues to track your location.

    Using it while tethered, connected via Bluetooth, makes the app work slightly better, however it still is a bit inaccurate when you aren't near wifi networks to ping off of to tell the app where you are more accurately.

    Happy Pokémon-ing!
     
  7. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    Huh... so you CAN play Pokémon Go on an IpT! Neat, even if not practical! I haven't heard anything this 'crazy' since a Palm OS device able to surf the internet with just IR (infrared... no Bluetooth nor wifi), and a compass app for Palm OS apps that I heard works well despite most, if not all Palm OS PDAs not having GPS (this was 1 to 2 decades ago).
     

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