Ingress transforms the real world into the landscape for a global game of mystery, intrigue, and competition.

Our future is at stake. You must choose a side.

A mysterious energy has been unearthed by a team of scientists in Europe. The origin and purpose of this force is unknown, but some researchers believe it is influencing the way we think. We must control it or it will control us.

“The Enlightened” seek to embrace the power that this energy may bestow upon us. “The Resistance” struggle to defend, and protect what’s left of our humanity.

Install Ingress and transform your world.

The World is the Game
Move through the real world using your iOS device and the Ingress app to discover and tap sources of this mysterious energy. Acquire objects to aid in your quest, deploy tech to capture territory, and ally with other players to advance the cause of the Enlightened or the Resistance.

The struggle is being played out globally. Track the progress of players around the world, plan your next steps, and communicate with others using an Intelligence map.

Form Alliances
The struggle to save the planet spans the entire world. Groups of people acting together can be more effective than individuals acting alone. Cooperation across neighborhoods, cities, and countries will be needed to achieve the ultimate victory.

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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What's New

Version 1.133.1

The Ingress Scanner has been updated to version 1.133.1. The following changes have been detected:
- Additional scanner calibrations for iPhone X and iOS12

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
490 Ratings
490 Ratings

Where Will Ingress Take you Today?


The game requires 3 essential resources for you to enjoy the experience: Time, Travel (gas), and Teamwork. The game experience will have to interact with “Portals” established by the Niantic Virtual Reality programmers that are socially interesting sites to visit (e.g., monuments, historical places, parks, popular restaurants, etc). While the game play itself may seem silly at first, it’s no different than any other strategy game going back to Chess. Simple game play is possible by yourself, or very complicated as you work to place an imaginary field (or is it?) over 3 nearby Cities or States. Team play will require the use of communication tools such as Hangouts, Slack, GroupMe, Zello, and/or Telegram. Join the Resistance and fight the use of Alien Technology release through CERN into the virtual simulation. Then, make some long-lasting friends along the way. You decide the true game experience. As far as the “cheating” in the game, it’s no different than any other computer platform dating back to Sir-Tech’s Wizardry on the Apple II+ system back in 1984. Join, have fun, and choose the game play that suits your personality.

Terrible Support and Boring Game

Probles McGee

Been playing on and off for years and it seems the performance just gets worse over time. Constant rubber banding in game, lag can be up to 30 seconds for each action, and now I cant even log in. After trying to fix the last issue for weeks, I just gave up. A game this old shouldn’t be this poorly optimized. They’ve made loud and clear this game is in maintenance mode.

Don’t waste your time. The only fun part is hacking. Creating fields will get you yelled at by other people trying to create their own. Taking over portals ends up being who has the most items. Most areas are controlled by a handful of obsessed stalkers that will take back any portal you own in a matter of minutes. Stalking is a very real concern in the community, especially if they find out you’re a woman. Save yourself the headache and frustration and play PoGo instead. Niantic has made it clear that’s their golden goose.


Angered, annoyed gamer

I thought I would pick this game up after playing Pokémon Go- which was, and still is, buggy as all living he**. I thought it would be a nice experience- but yet again, my expectations were completely shattered and stomped on.

At least in other games, once you get a checkpoint, you can hold it for a few hours. I took a portal and made a few links for my team, which was pleasing. Until literally one hour later, this extremely far out spot was taken back by the opposing team. At the very least we could have had it for a day, just to figure out how to play the game. But I guess chivalry isn’t a strong point in this game.

The system is horribly laggy. Even when it’s the only tab open, the game continuously throws my location around the map, making me glitch out. The portals are just as glitchy, and sometimes, they can’t even work. I was happy to get two portals after hours of playing. All of that progress came crashing down in the end, of course.

The sounds spike at random intervals and leave you reeling. Not only that, but it takes away your music that you might be listening to. Your own songs won’t be heard over the noise the game emits, whatever it is.

Overall, I have no hope for Ingress or Pokémon Go, Niantic has lost my service, and I’m disappointed in both the game and he community.


Niantic, Inc.
153.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2012-2018 Niantic, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. 15,000 CMU Pack $9.99
  2. 2,500 CMU Pack $1.99
  3. 7,000 CMU Pack $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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