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Which Phones Work With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

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Can my phone play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite? That’s what we will help you figure out with our look at which phones work with the new Harry Potter augmented reality game.

The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite game arrives this week on iPhone, iPad and Android, but you can’t play it on any phone. In addition to some phone requirements, you also need a “strong internet connection”, so that’s another reason you may not want to go with an older phone that you have laying around.

Will your phone work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite? That depends on how new it is, what software it is running and how much RAM it has. Here’s what you need to know.

Read: Essential Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Accessories

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Device Requirements

Your iPhone or Android phone needs to meet the following minimum requirements in order to work with the game. This is broken out into iPhone and Android sections.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite device requirements.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite device requirements.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite iPhone Requirements

  • iPhone 5S or above
  • iOS 10 or above
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • At least 2 GB of free device storage
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Gyroscope and compass sensors

Read: How to Fix Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Problems

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Android Requirements

  • Android 5.0 or above
  • Preferred resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Strong internet connection (Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G)
  • At least 2 GB of RAM
  • At least 2 GB of free device storage
  • Access to Google Play services
  • GPS and Location Services
  • Gyroscope and compass sensors
  • Camera required for some features

In addition to these requirements some phones do not work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite even if they meet these requirements. We’ll get into this a little more in the following sections.

What Phones Work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

What phones work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

What phones work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

When it comes to using your phone, if you have a newer phone, you are probably going to be able to play Harry Potter: Wizards Unite without any issues. Specifically we know that you can use the following devices pretty easily.

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5s

The App Store listing also shows an iPad screenshot, so if your iPad is on iOS 10 and up, it should also work with Wizards Unite.

Many Android devices work including some of the popular models like;

  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7+
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Google Pixel 3
  • Google Pixel 3 XL
  • LG G6+
  • OnePlus 3T

This is not a full list, and many phones that meet the specs listed at the start of this work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

What Phones Don’t Work With Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

What phones don't work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

What phones don’t work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite?

Even though they meet the requirements some phones will not work with Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. These include the following confirmed devices from the Wizards Unite Hub. The list may grow as the release arrives in the U.S. and UK, but this includes the following items in mid June.

  • Alcatel A30 tablet
  • LG Phoenix 4
  • LG Fortune 2
  • LG K10
  • Samsung S4 Mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Gran Duos Prime TV ( Android 5.1.1)
  • Samsung Galaxy J5
  • Samsung Galaxy J6
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), android 8.1.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Orbit J3 2018 android 8, device not compatible
  • Samsung Galaxy ON5
  • Sony Xperia E5
  • Sony Xperia XA1
  • Moto G 4 Play (Android 7.1.1)
  • Moto G Turbo Edition
  • Xiaomi 5A
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6
  • Huawei Nova 2i
  • Huawei P9 lite
  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite
  • Huawei Y6 2018

Some users report they were able to register with these devices, but then found out they were not compatible. If your device is on this list, check Amazon for a deal on a new phone.

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite on Jailbroken or Rooted Phones

Another reason that your phone or Android device may not work is if you are using a jailbroken iPhone or a rooted Android phone. Niantic specifically mentions that these devices are not supported in the device requirements.

There is discussion about a jailbreak bypass on Reddit, but the early options aren’t working long term.

11 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Facts and Features You Need to Know

Wizard Customization

Wizard Customization

When you start playing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, you will need to join the Ministry and that means you need a Ministry ID. 

You can take a selfie in the game and apply filters and Snapchat Style face filters to add hats, glasses and other items as you play. 

Read: Essential Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Accessories


This is all inside the game and the profile you create is added to your Ministry ID. 

You should be able to change this pretty regularly since you will unlock new filters as you progress. 

Of course you could just buy a bunch of Harry Potter gear and look like the most Wizardly Wizard without a filter. 

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  1. PhoenixCodes

    06/23/2019 at 5:32 pm

    Actually, after trying many things, it appears not to be compatible (yet) with the Galaxy S10+, at least. A top search result for ‘wizards unite s10+’ reveals complaints of this nature. After trying literally everything to get it working on mine, I can confirm this.

    I’m unsure what the cause is, but I am eagerly awaiting an update that will fix it, so that I can at least try it.

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