Apple App Store Age Restriction

edited March 2021 in General

The Apple App Store ( states that Ingress is for people 9 years old and over, but the Niantic Terms of Service ( Section 3.6) states that you must be at least 13 years old (in the United States, the age varies in other regions).

I believe the Niantic Terms supersede the App Store recommendation, and the Google Play Store ( states that you must be at least 13 years old in order to play Ingress.

However, I know of agents who believe the 9 year old statement of Apple App Store and take it as the definitive answer.

I believe Niantic put this rule into place to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) in the United States (

Can you clarify what the minimum age is to play Ingress?

Can you correct the listing in the Apple App Store, if 13 years of age is the minimum age?

Can you outline the procedure to report suspected violations of the minimum age rule?



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