Ingress scanner v1.45.1 is slowly being released to agents in the field!
Right now, all we can do is speculate as to what verification entails. Is it to prevent the use of multiple accounts / cheating? Or something else? What we can show and tell you right now is what the verification process looks like, and possible future consequences for not verifying.
To start the process, go to Ops -> Device -> Verification, and tap Verify Now.
Next, you’ll need to type in your phone number and either select SMS or Voice. I went ahead and selected SMS.
After waiting about a minute, I received my Verification code and relaunched Ingress. You’ll notice the Verification icon in the top right, tap it to continue.
Enter your Verification code and tap Verify.
If all went well, you’ll be presented with the following screen:
Why Verify? This all might seem like an unnecessary process to go though, and I’m sure some others are thinking, why bother? Two reasons!
Reason #1, new Verified badge!
Reason #2, possible in game limitations (not enabled yet):
Unknown what the ApCapacity will limit. Does this mean an L8 would be limited to L1 items? We shall see.
New Immersive Mode We now have the ability to go full screen! To enable immersive mode, go to Ops -> Device -> Immersive Mode, then tap Toggle.
You’ll be asked to Restart, go ahead and do so.
Now you’ll notice Ingress in full screen without the notifications bar. UPDATE: It has been reported this feature is only working on devices running 4.4 (KitKat).
More updated graphics Last update we saw new graphics for items introduced, though some areas of the scanner did not reflect those changes. Those areas have been updated.
Another minor graphical update, Attack/Damage numbers.
Bugs We’ve had two issues reported with this new update that are solved by fulling rebooting your phone. Issue #1, the phone will auto log back in when trying to logout of the scanner. Issue #2, the keyboard will turn invisible (possibly after enabling immersive mode).
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