Welcome to the world of Ingress Prime, Agent. The fate of this universe, and perhaps others, depends on you. The discovery of Exotic Matter (XM), a resource of unknown origin, has sparked a covert struggle between two Factions. Cutting-edge XM technologies have completely transformed the Ingress Scanner, and it is now waiting for you to join this battle.

Explore the world around you and interact with places of cultural significance—such as public art installations, landmarks, and monuments—to collect valuable resources using your Ingress Scanner.

Fight for the Faction you believe in. Harness the power of XM to evolve mankind and discover our true destiny with The Enlightened, or protect humanity from a hostile takeover of the mind with The Resistance.

Dominate territories by linking Portals and creating Control Fields to achieve victory for your Faction.

Strategize and communicate with fellow Agents in your neighborhood and around the world.

Agents must be over 13 years old (for residents outside of the European Economic Area); or over 16 years old or such age needed to consent to the processing of personal data in the Agent's country of residence (for residents of the European Economic Area). Unfortunately, no children may play Ingress.

What’s New

Version 2.27.2

Ingress Prime
Release Notes
v. 2.27

For 2.27.2:
Feature: User Interface (UI) Update 1 implemented. Changes include:
UI: Updated Inventory screens for greater visual clarity and consistency.
UI: Altered Key list screen to be more visible.
UI: Altered Portal information screen to make elements easier to see.
UI: Moved the Store out of Inventory.
UI: Added a world map marker to the Deploy screen to indicate where a selected Resonator is or will be deployed.
UI: Simplified layout of messages related to linking. Now all messages appear in a single place, below the centered Key.
UI: Updated the look of some of the pop-up (toast) messages to make them less obtrusive.
UI: Added additional toast messages for Inventory interaction to explain why some buttons are inactive.
UI: Added option in the Key Detail view to expand long Portal descriptions.
UI: Tweaked some of the dialogue button layouts to be easier to click on.
UI: Added instructional messages under each carousel to inform Agents of their purpose.
UI: Adjusted the item reward box that pops-up after a successful Hack.
UI: Replaced (X) button with cancel button on pop-up windows.
UI: Reduced spacing to display more unselected items.
UI: Improved functionality and visibility of the Link carousel.
UI: Switched the red Compass to dynamic (pointing North) and yellow for static Compass.
UI: Added title to map view and increased size of map.
UI: Added Agent names to main Portal Interaction view.
UI: Optimized animation of mods when tapped to expand them.
UI: Repositioned recharge buttons and altered the color of the text.
To see a list of all UI updates go here:
UX: Added XM calculations for recycling items by rarity.
UX: Added Button to Drop a Key directly from Key Detail view.
UX: When a Portal cannot be charged the text “Charge” is now gray.
Bug: Fixed a memory leak issue related to the Scanner map.
Bug: Adjusted item carousel and other buttons to be better optimized for the iPhone X.
Bug: Fixed bug causing the top recharge panel to overlap other visualizations.
Bug: Fixed issue when interacting with or rotating the map that caused item, Portal, or other interactions to inadvertently be triggered.
Bug: Updated the end of new Agent tutorial to correctly display the Agent’s name, icon, and recommendations for next steps.
Bug: Fixed bug that prevented swiping on the main menu button.
Bug: Fixed issue where the end of the new Agent tutorial appears immediately after restarting the tutorial.
Bug: Fixed bug where a Mod slot would appear inactive when full.
Bug: Fixed issue where the map on the Missions page was not properly aligned.
Bug: Fixed issue causing empty Resonators to show up when scrolling the Key List view.
Bug: Fixed issue where main Portal buttons were darkened or invisible after a user cancelled a long press.
Bug: Fixed issue where Shards on other Portals could sometimes be seen in the main Portal view.
Bug: Fixed issue where the Power Cube view could overlap other user interface elements in the Portal Interaction screen.
Bug: Fixed issue where one of the Key scrollbars in Capsule management overlapped Key names.
Bug: Fixed issue where the Store close button could be off-screen.
Bug: Fixed issue where XM would not show up.
Bug: Fixed issue with players getting a double toast message when out of XM.
Bug: Resolved various Inventory UI bugs.
Bug: Resolved various bugs with Resonator selection in the Portal interaction screen.
Bug: Fixed bug related to field creation.
Bug: Fixed issue where an Agent name could overlap the Portal image
Bug: Fixed issue causing the Glyph command channel to be non-responsive.

Improvements to map readability in sunlight
UI Update 2
Overall app stability
Portal Edits & Reporting
Continued bug fixes and parity

To see a list of known issues go here:

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Weekender Chef ,

UI would be fine if we lived on a planet without a sun

The game is really hard to play during the day. But, game play is difficult and the in-game tutorial does not help. Though, I picked up on game mechanics after three days of play...basically selecting choices until they un-grayed. By default, you're forced into the Blue faction and your only indication of this is the color of your Avatar name. By now you'll have invested several hours into the game in support of the Blue faction. When the choice comes up to choose a faction, the majority of players stick with Blue because they see how few Green (The Resistance) portals there are. On iOS, this game drains your battery quickly. And, to top it off, the game requires it to be the only game being actively played. So, there's no toggling between Pokemon Go, Harry Potter Wizard Unite, and Ingress. If you switch to another app, say Discord to check with your local (game) community, Ingress game restarts. It's really frustrating for the game to reboot so frequently.

JamieP59 ,

Prime disappointment

Prime is an attempt to make Ingress work more like Pokémon instead of the great game I started with. It is still playing catch up to the old scanner on features.

Niantic has scheduled a “scheduled maintenance” shut down of Scanner REDACTED, the hold over of the old version. I wonder how much play will suffer during that time. This is a game that appeals to people of all ages including adults who have no desire to play any version of Pokémon. Niantic seems to miss that point in trying to force us to use the flashy buggy distracting Prime instead of a stable version dedicated to function and strategy.

Sorry, Niantic, but I have no intention of continuing to play if I am forced to use this garbage

Prunaprismia ,

Not accessibility friendly

I have hand tremors and visual processing issues. The interface on this has no tolerance for even small slips as a fingertip touches the screen. It also does irretrievable things if my finger stutters.

There’s a lot of dark text on dark backgrounds and a general color palette that makes seeing what I’m doing hard. Nothing should ever be gray on black, and I don’t know who thought purple on black and dark blue on black were good in the documentation links.

Also, the battery drain is still horrifying in terms of rapidity. I used 50% of my battery in 20 minutes while on WiFi. I recharged portals and looked at (inadequate) help documentation. This gives me zero hope that my usual style of play— 2-4 hour walks with Ingress always on— are possible. Even if I carry every recharger I own, I won’t have enough power to make those worthwhile.

I was operating in power saver mode, too. If I’m miles from home, I need my phone for things like finding buses and being able to call for help.


Niantic, Inc.
231.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular,and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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