Ingress is an augmented reality game for Android and iOS developed by NianticLabs@Google.

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Can Ingress be played on Kindle Fire?

I can't find Ingress in Amazon Appstore, and searching via Google only turned up ways to install it from Google Play Store. There were several questions about how to play it on Kindle on various ...
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Levelling up and good strategy for Ingress?

I am very new to gaming and even newer to Ingress. I'm hoping for some pointers in the right direction of how to move up in the world and how to deal with an area that is predominantly reigned by the ...
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Which service is the source for Portal addresses on Ingress: Google, Openstreetmap or something else? [closed]

I want to know this because sometimes I stumble upon portals with empty addresses in urban areas of the city for which I can find the address on Google Maps. There are some portals which have the ...
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Where did my portal key go?

I was running around capturing portals like a good little Enlightened, creating links between portals in a small area. I hacked one portal and acquired the portal key. I then ran up the road to ...
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What does the “Darsana Global” event mean?

I've missed the opportunity to follow the first septicycle (Shaper Septicycle 2014.42) batch of Darsana events. I've only attended to one of my local satellite cities but didn't know the calculation ...
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Ingress portal disappeared

A few portals in my area have disappeared. I've reset the app, and checked on my husbands game. They are definitely gone. Why?
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Which moding strategy is better at holding resonators up?

If your only purpose on a specific portal is holding it full (deployed with 8 resonators so it's linkable) as long as possible is it better to fully deploy it with shields or is it better if you use a ...
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Does destroying a portal damage portals that were linked to it?

My wife avers that portals take damage if a portal they they are linked to is destroyed. I haven't found anything about this and keep telling her that the "damage" she's seeing on these portals is ...
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Is it possible to level up several levels at once in Ingress?

Let's suppose that L1 agent luckily destroys enemy portal with dosens of links and fields and gets huge AP boost that exceeds L3 AP Threshold. Will he level up to L3 at once or just to L2 wasting ...
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What should I do if I move to another country?

I wanted to know if I should do something with my ingress account before moving to another country. I'm level 9 and I'm nearly 10, so I do not want to lose all my progress and I'm not sure if you can ...
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“now” mind units control not displaying correctly

I have two "control field active" I own all the portals and resonators for 1 field. and 66% of the resonators for the second field. Yet my "now" shows Mind Unit Control as zero. I even waited for a ...
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Why did my virus get lost?

Recently I've used a virus and lost it. It didn't affect the targeted portal and it went away from my inventory. Why and how did it happen? Was that a system glitch? Did someone else experience ...
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What does “Visit Waypoint” in missions mean?

The new "Missions" feature has some mission steps called "Visit Waypoint". What does that mean? How do you visit waypoints? I've tried a mission yesterday and couldn't clearly figure out what it ...
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How can I read old comm messages?

Is there way to read messages older than what's shown on the comm? Sometimes there happen to be some chatter on the comm which I can't catch at the moment and try to read later in the day but can't ...
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Ingress --Validity of Rogue Agents

Aside from the obvious poor sportsmanship and poor ethical gaming choices, what is to prevent a player from joining a faction with the sole purpose of causing havoc on the same color. They would be ...
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Is there a way to change meters to miles in the app?

I am looking for a way to change meters to miles in the app. Are there any settings for this? I have been looking all through my phone and the game and see nowhere to do this. Thank you
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Are there certain badge acquiring strategies to follow?

When the levels higher than L8 were introduced into the game I've jumped straight to L10 and I'm stuck there since then. My AP is more than 8.4 million which is enough for L12 but I'm still struggling ...
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Is it considered cheating to use multiple devices? [closed]

Until such time that I have a power pack I'm considering installing ingress on an old phone so I can keep playing longer. Assuming I can get it running would this constitute cheating? I can't find ...
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Can I give a portal key to another player in Ingress?

If I have a duplicate key in my inventory, can I give it to another player?
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Email notification specification

Is it possible to set somewhere to get only notification on email if my whole portal was destroyed? Because at the moment I see (@Ingress phone app / Device / Email) only that I can turn on/off if I ...
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Inaccurate GPS location

My phone doesn't have very good gps and sometimes I find myself x meters away from location where I actually am. I'm usually using the phone data connection to Internet and when I can I turn WiFi on. ...
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Can we change the photograph of a portal?

Is there a way to change the photograph of a portal? I know that we can submit new photos for a portal and sometimes I see that portal photos do change but I don't know how they are being changed.
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What you get the levels after 8?

Until recently, level 8 was the maximum level in Ingress, but now there are more levels. What are the benefits when you level after level 8? I think there aren't any higher resonators or bursters.
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Is there a way to see all the photos of a portal all together?

Browsing through the photographs of a portal is somewhat cumbersome if the portal has many of them and you're looking for a specific one among them. Is there a way to see them en masse?
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How can we find out the number of incoming and outgoing links on a portal?

It's very hard to track the outgoing links from a portal whilst planning fields, especially if you didn't plan for that specific portal to be an anchor at the time. Is there a way to find out the ...
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What's the layer limit where overlapping fields no longer get darker on the intel map or the radar?

What's the layer limit where overlapping fields no longer get darker on the intel map or the radar? I heard once that it's 8 layers but I can't be sure about it. I've haven't built more than 8 layers ...
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What are the exact speed limits for charging and hacking/deploying/xmp firing?

Almost everyone knows that there are speed limits for actions in Ingress. You can't hack, deploy, or damage resonators at and above the speed of 35-50 km/h, and you can't recharge Portals at and above ...
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Using Portal Keys from Capsule

When linking two portals will the link automatically check keys within Capsules or do you have to remove the key from the capsule to create the link? I am sure I have linked a portal using a key in a ...
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Portal Keys and Capsules [duplicate]

Can you store more than one of the same key in the same capsule? Providing of course you have enough room etc. I noticed that you can only hold one of the keys, as the portal doesn't give you one if ...
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Statistics refresh rate

In which rate are the statistics being refreshed? Do all of the stats refresh at the same rate? I'm observing that statistics don't refresh in fixed periods and different stats have different refresh ...
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What do the multiplied defense stats mean?

The stats "Max Time Portal Held", "Max Time Link Maintained", and "Max Time Field Held" are pretty easy to understand but "Max Link Length x Days" and "Largest Field MUs x Days" are a little ...
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What does “Location Smoothing” do?

In the "Device" menu under "OPS" there is a setting called "Location Smoothing". What does that setting exactly do? I'm told that it sends and receives more frequent location updates but I can't be ...
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The effect of Successful Portal Submissions being Removed from an Agent

If you discovered and submitted a Portal, and it got approved and added to the world, you then get x amount of AP, as well as +1 on the progress for the Seer Achievement. It could be, however, that ...
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Ingress Minimum Attack Efficiency

I was experimenting with the "hold fire" option to get the 20% bonus attack this morning and I was doing it with some level 1 bursters. Nearby high level resonators (7 & 8) reported damage as -1% ...
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How can we merge duplicate portals?

The Portal "Edit" menu has a "Report Invalid Portal" button which has the "Duplicate of another Portal" option. In the past we have used this option to report very obvious duplicate portals which ...
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Extracting any kind of information from the app

Is there a way to export or extract any kind of data from the ingress app? For example can we get a list of our keys?
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Mitigation Cap on Portals

Is there still the +95 cap on portal mitigation? I have seen contradicting information in a few places and am not sure if it is still capped or not. Anyone even have any anecdotal evidence from ...
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Why won't the portal keys drop when destroying links?

I have seen this multiple times where I have destroyed a portal and its links yet keys do not drop at either the portal I destroyed nor the other portal it was linked to. What is funny is that it ...
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Discovering portals in rural areas

I've explored Ingress in two places: Manhattan and rural New Hampshire. At least for leveling purposes, it was trivial to walk around Manhattan and interact with portals. How might one find portals in ...
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Ultrastrike levels and their effect on mods

What's the effect of Ultrastrike levels? I can understand their effect on resonators and I don't need to find out how it exactly is being calculated. But their effect on mods is a different story. ...
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How to create/submit a portal in iOS

iOS version of the game has recently released. I faced the idea to submit a new portal in an area where theres is a low amount of them, and all the tutorial that I found consist in "sharing" the image ...
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How is portal ownership decided?

I have a portal where this happened: Player A conquered the portal, placed one resonator. Player A was listed as owner. Player B, C and D placed more resonators. B is listed as owner. Currently ...
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Ingress linking when carrying multiple keys

So I've found it's good to store key copies in containers to make it easy to drop before hacking, to get more keys. I'm just worried that if I'm carrying 2 keys and I create a link both will be used. ...
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my xm bar is not full but can't collect xm

What would cause a xm gauge to stop at 94% even when I am walking around so much xm? I recently leveled up to level 2. I took over two portals. Then, I noticed that when I walked by XM it would only ...
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Cooldown reset when deploying Heat Sink mod?

Yesterday, I hacked a portal, deployed a Heat Sink mod on it (there were no other mods), then hacked it again to see how long it would now take to cool down. To my surprise, the second hack (at most ...
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How to get Ingress portal ownership duration?

I wanted to know whether I can see a list of all my currently owned portals in Ingress, and I found this. So there's no way. But is there a way to know how long has a portal has been under ownership? ...
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Does putting a key in a capsule mean you can hack more?

If I put a portal key inside a capsule, can I keyfarm without dropping it, or does having it in there still count as inventory and prevent me from getting more?
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Why will my green bar in Ingress only fill up half way?

I am playing Ingress. I have noticed that my green bar at the top will only fill up halfway. Why is that happening?
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What are the meanings of most common abbreviations in Ingress?

There are few abbreviations and acronyms in Ingress which might be confusing at first to new players, can you list them?
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Why do I lose XM without doing any action?

It happened to me more than once, that my XM reserve would drop without any obvious reason. E.g my XM reserve is at 100%, I'm travelling, not making any actions (hacking, firing, recharging, etc.), ...