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Questions tagged [ingress]

Ingress is a 2012 augmented reality game for Android, later ported to iOS in 2014. Ingress was developed by Niantic Labs and published by Google. Use this tag for questions about Ingress, regardless of platform.

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Login error: “Please update your scanner”

I decided to boot up Ingress on my new phone today and to my shock, I wasn't able to login. It gave me an error saying I have to update my game and redirects me to a playstore page for Ingress Prime. ...
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“Ingress is not supported on this device configuration” when launching Ingress Prime

I heard that a new version of Ingress was released, so I decided to try it out after having not played Ingress for awhile. After logging in however, I was met by a vague error: Ingress is not ...
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Effects of recursing

With Ingress Prime, Niantic offers the ability to "Recurse" for level 16 players. This apparently involves resetting back to level 1, while keeping some overall benefits (inventory items, recharge ...
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How can I find history of ingress portal?

How to find the history of an ingress portal, such as a new rename or whether the portal name has changed?
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Ingress keys - if I put a key in a capsule can I get another

To get multiple keys I sometimes drop hack. Can I instead put a key in a capsule and have again to get another key?
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Use Keys in Key Locker

Straightforward question, can Keys be used while inside a Key Locker, such as remote charging or being consumed to link portals? Or do I have to take them out in order to use them?
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Ingress: Do new fields within old fields form if the old field expires?

Let's assume I've linked the neutral portals. If the 'Husson Way' portal goes down (loosing the field), do the linked neutral portals create new fields?
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Does successful Glyph Hacks have any effect on the drop rates of rare items?

I already know that if you glyph hack, and are successful, you are awarded bonus items. However, most of these items are the common items, and I've noticed that the occurrence of rare items are the ...
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Benefits of using an invite code in Ingress

I have a lot of invite codes saved up, and I was wondering, if I gave an invite code to someone, would they get anything out of using it, like extra items or a bonus? For me, it could help towards ...
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What is the difference between the Circle-K and Lawson Power Cube?

Both of these Power Cubes have the same description: Enhanced Power Cube that provides large XM storage and automatically recharges Scanner until exhausted. My Questions: Is there any ...
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Nothing shows on part of scanner

This is what I saw when I logged on today. Part of the map has nothing. Links, portals and fields aren't shown. They aren't hidden, as I cannot interact with the missing portals. They are simply gone. ...
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What are the special features of the recently announced Circle K Power Cube [duplicate]

Niantic has just announced a new type of power cube called Circle K Power Cube to be released soon. What are the special features of Circle K Power Cube?
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Is the seer badge continue to count if a new portal submit accepted on Operation Portal Recon?

Operation Portal Recon (OPR) is available now for Level 12 or above agents (As NIA mentioned in here This will be the last level granted access at this time ). Many agents started to vote for portal ...
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How does the number of invitations work?

I see that my unused invites increment every so often, but it seems that the frequency and number of increment is totally random. Is there some kind of explanation as to how invitations are increased? ...
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What does “help them” actually refer to?

In the Recruiter Badge description, it says "Recruit new agents into Ingress and help them". What does "help them" mean? Does it count as "helping" when my recruits click on the invitation email? Am ...
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What are Shards behaviours?

In shard game, agents trying to move shards to the target portals by linking shard portals. But Shards have some behaviour. What are Shards exact behaviours? What are the requirements to make them ...
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How can I participate in the Operation Portal Recon?

Some time ago Niantic announced that closed beta of the Operation Portal Recon is released. What are the conditions to participate in? Should I get an invitation or sign up to somewhere?
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How does the game determine where a Resonator is deployed?

When I deploy Resonators, they usually appear at locations similar to other Resonators -- they are far from the Portal. However, sometimes, my Resonators appear at a place that is not my current ...
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What are Magnus Shards?

A recent Ingress mail reported the latest information on these things called "Magnus Shards". I have never heard of them before. I read through the NIA Shard Manifestation Document but was unable to ...
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How can I speed up the process of requests about cheaters?

You know there is a lot of spoofers, cheaters who have multi accounts and share accounts. I am always submiting requests but it looks like it isn't enough anymore. What can I do to speed up the ...
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Missing portal from mission

Since pogo started, a lot of portals removed. Some of them was part of mission(s). The big problem is, that some of these missions is part of a big banner. Let's say, there are a really big banner, ...
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Skipping levels in Ingress

The current level requirements for Ingress are as follows: Level AP Silver Gold Platinum Black L9 2,400,000 4 1 0 0 L10 4,000,000 5 2 ...
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Changing the associated google-account for Ingress

I made the mistake of using a Google-for-Business-Account for Ingress when I started almost 3 years ago. I'm no more related to this company so they deactivated my account and thus I lost access to ...
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What is the story behind the new message at app launch?

Ingress had ADA's nice female voice since its early days as the welcoming message but it has changed over the past few days into something like a quarrel between ADA and a male voice. It goes like ...
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How can a portal have four mods from the same agent?

As far as I know one agent can only install two mods on a portal. But I just came across a portal that has four mods by the same agent. How's that possible?
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Why do XMP Burster only damage enemy portals? [closed]

I'm playing Ingress for only a month now, but what I'm wondering is, why do XMP burster (and Ultra Strikes) only damage enemy portals? As far I've learned now XMP bursters are 'neutral', both ...
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How will Niantic determine the top 25% in #LuxAdventure quest to give The Lux Odyssey badge?

A new quest called Lux Adventure has been started on September 1st 2016 to get Via Lux Adventurer Medal. You should visit at least 300 unique portals to achieve it. Also you can get a special medal ...
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Is there some hidden message in the latest version's (1.106.1) update info?

Did anyone take a look into the update text of the latest version? Is there some hidden message or something else in it? FEATURES/FIXES v1.106.1 * Attempting reinit 080483be <main>: 80483be:...
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Why are portals still droping Media-Item even the app send notifications about contents that Medias have?

Once upon a time agents were getting news from Media-Item that drops from portals by hack. Now agents notified by the app for news. So why Media-Item still exist?
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Ingress - Portal submissions [closed]

I apologise if this has been asked previously but I cannot find any updated information online since 2015. I understand the submission of portals has been removed from ingress but have they given any ...
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Ingress - Sojourner badge [duplicate]

I understand there are a lot of questions related to the sojourner badge already written but my question is focussed purely on what happens if you fail to hack within the 24 hour period. Does the ...
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Can you use Ingress equipment at a lower level?

When I was Level 2, I had acquired quite a few Level 3 bursters and things. I would have liked to have used them, even if they'd been treated as only Level 2 items. Is there a way to do that?
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Ingress faction change: How much warning is given to save items?

I've submitted for a faction change in Ingress, and there doesn't seem to be good information on this elsewhere. Does the process give you enough warning to drop capsules of items to be picked up ...
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Ingress factions: only appears to be one group in my city

I'm trying to sign up for Ingress and choose a faction. I like the idea of playing for the underdog to try and balance things out, but there literally appears to be only one faction in my city. The ...
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Changing the name of a Portal

I tried to change the name of a Portal. The business which used to be where that location is at is no longer in business and a new business is there. So, I wanted to update the picture and name. When ...
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What's an XM-Profiler?

The Aegis Nova event in Tokyo is featuring a special challenge called "XM-Profiler". Most of the websites about the Aegis Tokyo event are in Japanese so we cannot get the details on what it is. Could ...
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Linked triangle with no field

In this image, to the right there is a triangle of 3 portals with all sides linked, but there is no field created: How did this happen? I checked that none of the portals are actually two portals ...
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Portal linking order and multiple fields

I'd like to check my understanding of field creation is correct. Here is a map: If I link A to D now, it will only create the field ABD and not also the field ACD? (Or does it create ACD but not ABD?...
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Ingress NEUTRAL Portals in Pokémon GO [duplicate]

I read that some of the portals that exist in Ingress are Pokéstops or Gyms in Pokémon GO. But are we talking only about the blue portals, or are the Neutral Portals (the grey ones) also Pokéstops/...
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Does Pokemon Go have same points as Ingress?

Pokemon go and ingress are both developed by the same company. Does Pokemon Go have same points (pokestops and gyms - portals etc.) as Ingress?
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Ingress Inventory accounts.

I'm running out of space in the Inventory. I heard some people saying about two email on One phone is not violate the TOS. But in the internet (most of reddit) says it's against TOS. I just wonder is ...
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How can I know the length of my current hacking streak for the Sojourner badge?

I want to progress on the Sojourner badge, but my counter got reset at some point. I have started again, but the only value displayed in the badge is the one of my longest streak. So now, until I ...
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Pointers to closest portals don't show up

I have two phones I play Ingress with. On one, when no portals are displayed in the main view, the closest two or three portals are indicated by little “‹distance› to this portal” tags. On the other ...
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What's the difference between “Hack” and “Hack No Key” options?

When I am in range of a portal and when I click and hold, it displays 4 options. Hack Hack No Key Fire XMP Deploy So whats the main difference between "Hack"ing a portal and "Hack No Key"ing a ...
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Can't collect XMP while walking or standing

I can't collect XMP while walking. I am standing on top of it but can't collect it. Any solution to that?
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Have portals stopped spilling XM?

For a few days (maybe weeks?) I have been noticing that in Ingress there is no XM concentrated around portals anymore. The only way to collect XM now is to visit busy places, where it is laying around ...
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When did Google start counting portal submissions towards Seer?

I played in the very beginning of Ingress and successfully submitted tons of portals in my area. I recently came back to it (Dec 2015) and noticed the Seer medal, but that I only had 1 portal counted ...
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Ingress - how can I find all control fields I own

I was recently surprised to see I own 2 large control fields. Not sure where. Is there a way to use the Intel map to find control fields you own?
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Do I need to perform my next hack within 24 hours of the current one in order to keep Sojourner alive? [duplicate]

In Ingress, if I hack a portal at 3pm, do I need to hack the next portal before 3pm the following day if I want to keep my current hacking streak (for the Sojourner badge) alive?
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How can I verify my account?

I'm a newbie at Ingress. I see other, more experienced players have a silver badge saying that their account is verified, but I can't find the corresponding feature in the application. How can I ...