How to download the Pokemon Go app to your Android phone in the UK, India and other countries where the game hasn’t been officially released on the Google Play store.
Pokemon Go is now available to download for Android devices, but only if you live in North America, Australia or New Zealand. If you’re in the US or living down under, all you need to do to download Pokemon Go is head to the Google Play store and search for the game. But if you like in the UK or any other country, you’ll need to follow these how-to steps to start catching them all.
And once you have Pokemon Go downloaded, check out our Pokemon Go tips and tricks guide to get started with the game!
How to download Pokemon Go in the UK, India and other countries
- First, you’ll need to head to APKMirror and download the Pokemon Go APK file. It’s easiest if you do this directly on your phone, but you can also download onto a PC or Mac and then transfer to your phone if desired. Make sure you have plenty of space free on your mobile first; you’ll need just 58MB of space to download the game’s APK, but Pokemon Go will take up plenty of extra storage when installed.
- You should also make sure that your phone is compatible with the game; check the Pokemon Go minimum phone requirements below.
- While the APK file is downloading, head to your Android phone’s settings menu, and then the security section. In Unknown Sources, make sure that the box that ‘allows installation of apps from unknown sources’ is checked.
- When the Pokemon Go APK file has downloaded, give it a tap and your phone will install the game. With this done, you’re ready to play!
What are the Pokemon Go minimum phone requirements?
You’ll need an Android phone or tablet that’s running at least Android version 4.4 or later to play Pokemon Go. The game should work with any reasonably recent Android device. Android Marshmallow is recommended. You’ll also need roughly 200MB of free space to download and install Pokemon Go.
Check out our Pokemon Go preview for more info on the game.