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How to download Pokemon Go on iOS in India

Published Jul 15, 2016, 12:56 pm IST
Updated Jul 15, 2016, 1:41 pm IST
The Pokemon Go is currently available in US, New Zealand, Australia, UK and Germany.
The Pokemon Go game has been created by Nintendo.
 The Pokemon Go game has been created by Nintendo.

Pokemon Go, has taken the world by storm, all thanks to Nintendo, a San Francisco spinoff of Google’s parent Alphabet, who created it.

The ‘augmented reality’ game asks players to wander their real-world neighbourhood to hunt down a Pokemon. The Pokemon can be caught by throwing a Pokeball (towards the digital monster) that appears on the phonescreen. These Pokemons are further taken down to other locations, called ‘gyms’ to fight battle against Pokemon held by other players.


Also read: Explained: How does Pokemon Go work?

According to recent reports, the game has become a top grossing app in the iPhone’s App Store just days after its release in US, Australia and New Zealand.

Also read: Pokemon GO could be next big marketing tool for retailers

Following reports of half a dozen glitches the international launch had to be delayed. However, after the release of an update, the game has been made available in UK and Germany as well. Despite an update, the game is still not available in many countries, including India.


While many Android users in India have found a way to download the game (click on the link below to know how), the iPhone users are still waiting for it.

Also read: How to download and play Pokemon Go on Android phones in India

However, iPhone users can also download the game officially even though its not launched in their country. The Pokemon Go game can be installed on the iOS device by following these steps:

  • Ask a friend or a family member who lives in US or UK, and uses an iPhone.
  • Ask him if you could borrow his Apple ID and password for sometime. Hopefully he would trust you with it.
  • Now login on your iPhone with his details.
  • Search for the Pokemon Go game and download it.
  • After installation you can switch back to your own Apple ID.
  • Call your friend back, and thank him.
  •  You are now ready to catch 'em all.

The method above, though legal, is not completely official. However, this work around could help you get the game in your country. If you do not know anyone in the US or UK, you could still install the game on your iPhone, provided you jailbroken device. Jailbreaking an iOS device will void warranty and could also damage your iPhone. We recommend waiting for the official launch rather than jailbreaking.


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