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I have an iPod 6th generation.

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    @Alex I did. I see nothing wrong with the question, beside a possible lack of research. – DCShannon Jul 8 '16 at 23:57
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    @Alex a user's reasons for voting are their own, and voting is anonymous for this reason. It might not deserve an upvoted in your eyes but other people are different to you. :-). It should also go without saying, but when voting yourself, do not take other votes into account. Don't 'pity upvote' or downvote because "this question doesn't deserve it's current score", votes are meant to denote 'good' or 'bad' content, nothing else – Robotnik Jul 9 '16 at 0:23
  • You wouldn't download a car – JK01 Jul 11 '16 at 1:38
  • @JK01 I would if I could. I also download RAM regularly. – Kaz Wolfe Jul 18 '16 at 17:00

GPS is not an app, it's hardware, like the speaker or microphone. Your iPod does not have this hardware.

Some users have reported various levels of success using Wi-Fi location tracking only. There is also a 'Battery Saver' mode in the settings which - amongst other things - seems to reduce the amount of location requests and thereby reduce the time the 'No GPS' message is active.

So in conclusion, you may have some success with your iPod, but if you want to guarantee you are able to play PoGo successfully you need to consider getting a GPS-enabled smartphone.


No. GPS requires specific hardware which must be included in the device at the time of manufacture.

  • And the iPod 6 does not have this hardware? – DCShannon Jul 8 '16 at 23:54
  • @DCShannon Indeed, has none – h0ch5tr4355 Jul 8 '16 at 23:55
  • @DCShannon only iPhones and iPads with Cellular have this.not sure about iPads though – TwentyCharMax Jul 8 '16 at 23:55
  • No, it does not. – SaintWacko Jul 8 '16 at 23:55
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    @SaintWacko That's a pretty incomplete answer without that fact. – DCShannon Jul 8 '16 at 23:56

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