There are plenty of caveats to playing Pokemon Go: Don’t play and drive, lest you crash into a police car. Don’t chase a Pikachu into yards that are not your own, because New Jersey resident Jeffrey Marder is over it. Maybe don’t play at all, if you’re not keen on stumbling upon dead bodies.
A source passes along a new one: Don’t play Pokemon Go on a government-issued device.
On Friday, the commander of the US Navy Reserve Forces sent out a note reminding reserve sailors that Pokemon Go, along with tracker apps like Poke Radar and PokeFinder, were not appropriate for their government-issued devices. Included in the email are helpful instructions on how to uninstall said apps.
The email, obtained by Washingtonian, appears in full below.
|— To all COMNAVRESFOR commands and units with government issued devices:
The Pokémon GO, Poke Rader, and PokeFinder applications are not approved for government furnished devices. Reserve Sailors that have downloaded any of these applications should remove them immediately by following the instructions below:
1) Press and hold the application icon until the ‘x’ appears.
2) Select the ‘x’ to uninstall.
If you are unaware if it has been installed, please check that you have not used your personal Apple ID to log in.
1) Go to Settings iTunes & App Store
2) Validate the Apple ID
3) It should not be your personal Apple ID acct but your gov’t email acct (as instructed in the iOS User Setup Guide)
4) If you are logged in with your personal Apple ID please select the Apple ID and select Sign Out and then sign in using your gov’t Apple ID account.