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

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How to report “invalid” portals? [duplicate]

I looked through the ingress help, but could not find this information. I know I can report bad title/bad description/bad position from the portal info screen. But how can I report invalid portals? ...
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How can I destroy portal shield?

Can I destroy the shield on a portal before all resonators? If yes, what is the best way to do that? Launch XMP burster on the location of portal? Or just attack resonators and the shield will be ...
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Does the order of Portal Shields matter?

As Ingress Field Guide(along with many other Ingress game guides) states that each portal shield placed after the first one will have diminished effect. Portal Shield: A type of MOD that can ...
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How can I stop Ingress from vibrating my phone?

Ingress activates the vibration on my Nexus 4 (with stock ROM) when the resonators carrousel is turning in the portal upgrade view. How can I stop it?
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How can I find the largest fields?

Right now, the Resistance holds >66M mind units. Those must be from some fairly large fields in fairly densely populated areas. But how can I find them? The Intel map isn't particularly useful for ...
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Are there differences between portal informations you get from the keys and the Intel map?

A couple of times, while in "sight range" of a portal, I've had a weird thing happening: tapping on the portal on the map showed it belonging to the opposite faction, but with no resonators attached ...
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Is there a limit to the XM I can get in a short span of time?

Yesterday, while hacking an enemy portal, I was blasted and lost 300 XM. Even though the portal was packed with XM and I was sitting right on top of it, my XM didn't replenish itself as fast as I ...
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What is a power cube?

I see in my item repository that there is a filter for "power cubes" along with the regular assortment of weapons, resonators, keys, and media. Even after quite a bit of playing, I don't have any. ...
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What are the odds of getting a portal key through hacking?

I have links I want to set up for remote portals, but in order to estimate if it's worth the travel, it would be helpful to know what the odds are of getting a portal key through hacking.
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How can I unsubscribe myself from Ingress notification list?

I've searched far and wide, including their help, and their dashboard and their intel map, and found nothing. Is there a way to make Ingress not send me notifications on resonators of mine that were ...
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Do intermediate portal levels have an effect on loot quality

As a level 6 player, it is impossible to upgrade a portal to level 5 on your own: 2*6 + 2*5 + 4*4 + 2*3 = 4.75 So the portal will be Level 4 at max. It also shows "L4" in the app when you select ...
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How can I get into the client faster?

It can take a while for the Ingress client to start. There's an initial loading screen, followed by the "acquiring user" screen, followed by a few seconds of waiting for the client to determine my ...
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Does ingress have offline mode?

I just gotten Ingress for 2 minutes now and already i'm facing a problem. I'm a pre-paid user and that means i don't have internet where i go except for Wi-fi locations. I was thinking that Ingress ...
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Is there a time limit on Media recovered from portals?

I just received a media drop from a portal, I opened it and got an image of an internal Niantic memo entitled "Identifying Sensitives". I know that this is a part of the game, and if I can decode the ...
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As a unaligned player in a heavily skewed area, what faction should I choose?

I currently live in an area that is heavily Resistance controlled, with many high level nodes, etc. Is it worthwhile being a low level of either faction in an area that does not seem to have much in ...
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Do dropped items ever expire? [duplicate]

When items get dropped and left, do they ever expire or will they be available indefinitely until somebody picks them up? I believe keys that get dropped by portals when links decay expire in a day ...
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Is XMP blast falloff linear or quadratic?

In the initial game docs, it was stated that the blast pattern from XMP attacks was linear, yet the accepted best attack pattern was to blow them right on top of a resonator before moving to the next ...
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Is there a (preferrably computer readable) Database of Ingress portals?

For a little project of mine I would need a database of Ingress portals (Name, Picture-URL and Location). I know i could extract it from the Intel map, but i assume someone else had made the effort ...
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What do you do and get once you are Ingress level 8?

The goal of some (or most?) Ingress players is to reach level 8. Honestly I am confused why. What do you get or do when you hit level 8? Do you get a new role? What's new versus playing in lower ...
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Where is the map pointer icon pointing?

It's not pointing to your walking direction or nearest portal, neither to north. But it's changing the direction and i can't figure where/why.
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Why No XM From Ingress Portal

In the game Ingress, in my neighborhood, there is a newish Portal that went online last week. Control of it has passed back and forth between factions a few times, and it's been used by at least one ...
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Country support for Ingress

I noticed that ingress is real world game. However all pictures show what appears to be USA area's. However I wonder if it supports maps from outside the US also. I've tried to find some info about ...
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Ingress AP for linking portals

Does the AP points given for linking portals depend on the distance between them? I just got more than 2000 points for linking two portals separated by about 10 miles, which I've never seen before...
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ingress not getting any extra points from portal hacking

It seems like I am Stuck with 1130XP points and I don't get any more from hacking portals I have hacked in previous days. Is there a limit on the experience points one can receive from certain ...
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What strategy do you use to level up fast?

I am a Level 4 Ingress player. I live in a rural area, so it has taken a lot of driving and some time to get to that level. I have been concentrating on finding unclaimed portals and filling them up ...
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Intel page showing portals labelled “Zipcar”?

I see a bunch of portals near my area that are labelled "Zipcar location" and have no photo, but instead have the same logo in all of them. Any ideas what those might be?
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What zoom level shows unclaimed portals?

In the ingress intel page, depending on the zoom level, a message on the right-hand side says "Showing L1-L8 Portals. Zoom in to see unclaimed Portals". My question is: is the zoom level in the map ...
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When I fire a XMP burster while moving, where is the center of the damage area?

When I fire a XMP Burster, during the animation I can move around the portal. When the XMP will explode, which position will be used to compute the damages ? Will it be the position where the fire ...
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ingress updated level from phone to browser?

I have been been playing ingress for a few days now, and my phone shows one of the sides of the octagon half-way of being full, but when I log in to the website, I still see the octagon on the upper ...
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What is the ZAP range of an Ingress Portal

When you attack or hack an enemy portal in Ingress, the portal will ZAP you for XM damage. The amount of damage is dependent on the level of the portal, not the level of the resonators in there, and ...
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Max Passcode Redemption

Since passcodes are no longer unlimited use, I want to know how many of my closest clan members I can share a newly deciphered passcode with before it returns ALREADY_REDEEMED. Niantic has stated in ...
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How to get the portal coordinates from the intel map?

It's my first question here. I'm playing ingress and making a tool to calculate distances between portals and level of portals to link them. It's using static portal coordinates, which are written in ...
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Are there any real differences between factions in Ingress?

The backstory makes it out to be a more or less life-defining decision which faction, Enlightened or Resistance, you select. As far as I can see though, there doesn't seem to be any real difference, ...
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Are dropped items accessible to the other faction?

I have a few items I would like to make available to my faction. The only drop points where my paths cross with other faction members are highly public transport hubs in my city. Is it safe to drop ...
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Why can't l drop something?

I have a lot of media and when I try to drop them, ingress says "drop successful" but items still in my inventory. By the way, I can't drop other stuff too.
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How many XMP bursters do I need to take over a L1 portal?

I'm a new player to Ingress, and I'm trying to figure out the best way to take over a L1 portal. Let's say that the enemy has a L1 portal, with a few L2-L3 resonators, but for the most part, ...
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Is there a new portals feed for Ingress?

Is there any way to receive information on new portals in an specific area in Ingress? For example, a RSS feed or similar that reports on new portals being accepted 10KM around a point in the map. Any ...
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Are some hacking timelines more advantageous than others?

When hacking a portal and total time on scene is not the first concern, is there a strategy for timing hacks to receive better/more items or extend the life of the portal? Does hacking it 3 times ...
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In what order should I hack / power up an unclaimed portal?

I've recently found some un-trafficked areas with unclaimed portals, and was able to capture them at my leisure. However it occurred to me while I was doing so that I didn't know in what order to go ...
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How do I choose the resonators to deploy?

As you level up, there are several different levels of resonators in inventory. I don't want to always deploy the highest level reso and run out of them quickly - how should I determine when to save ...
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Using XMP bursters on Portals

I am playing ingress. In my current area two of the three portals are owned by the enemy. I have been able to "hack" these portals but it will not allow me to use my XMP bursters. I am only a first ...
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Is there any reason to fire XMP Bursters outside of enemy range?

I can target a friendly portal and fire XMP or I can even do it in the middle of nowhere. Is there any benefit or reason to do so?
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Do fields have any effect besides MU (Mind Units)?

I know that in theory Mind Units are the point of the game as it's a score per side, but it really doesn't matter much on a regional scale. Has anyone noticed any other affects that fields have for ...
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How can I upgrade the L1 resonators on my faction's portal to L2?

Today I found a portal owned by my faction that had a full house of 8 L1 resonators. I have a couple L2 resonators in my item inventory and wanted to deploy one. From the portal's main actions screen ...
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Is the XMP burster range calculated on the server or the client?

In the new build 1.18.1, XMP burster range has been heavily reduced. I had already upgraded to it, before finding this out and reading suggestions to stick with the previous version. I expect that ...
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Once a player is level 8, what happens to AP gained?

Do level 8 players still gain AP? The way I understand it, level 8 is the highest level, so once you're there it seems like you gaining AP it doesn't do any good, and is really taking potential AP ...
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Is portal-burnout only player-specific or global? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When a portal is burned out, is it burned out for everyone? When a portal reports burn-out, is this only for me, or will other players (regardless of faction) be locked ...
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Are there portals that do not appear on the intel map?

The Intel Map displays portals in the Ingress game. Are there undiscovered portals that do not appear in this map? I know that new portals are added from time to time. What I want to know is if ...
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How do I browse between my portal keys

In items screen I see Portal Keys (2)- that I have 2 keys. However it seems I can only select, view or get a fix on the first portal. I don't see any way to select or view the second key. (which means ...
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How do I know if there are any other player in my city?

I applied for an invite as soon as Ingress was released and got an invite soon enough. However the past few days I am roaming in my city and I do not see any activity from any other player. (I'm in ...