Access Points (AP)

a screenshot of an agent's profile
An Enlightened agent’s AP displayed at the top of their profile

Access Points (sometimes referred to as Action Points and commonly called AP) constitute your “score” in Ingress. Various actions will award you AP. Reaching certain AP thresholds is a requirement for leveling up.

The meter at the top of the main scanner screen displays your progress toward your next level; tapping it briefly displays your progress numerically. Your current AP progress is also displayed on your profile, which you can view by tapping your icon at the upper-left of the scanner screen, as shown above. This will also display your lifetime AP. This information is also displayed for other agents when you view their profiles; to do so, long press their agent name and select “View Player Profile.”

AP for Game Actions

Action AP Gain
Upgrading another agent’s resonator 65 AP
Destroying a resonator 75 AP
Hacking an enemy portal 100 AP
Deploying a resonator 125 AP
Installing a mod 125 AP
Destroying a link 187 AP
Fully powering a portal (bonus) 250 AP
Creating a link 313 AP
Deploying a portal boost 500 AP
Improved portal photo approved 500 AP
Capturing a portal (bonus) 675 AP
Destroying a control field 750 AP
Portal submission approved 1,000 AP
Creating a control field 1,250 AP
Claiming two research bounties in a day 2,000 AP
Recruiting an agent 3,000 AP
Claiming four research bounties in a day 5,000 AP
Redeeming a passcode varies
Glyph hacking varies
Recharging resonators 1 AP/100 XM


  • 24 January 2013: Upgrading resonators and recharging grant AP. (Previously, they did not.)
  • 12 February 2013: Installing mods (only shields at the time) no longer grants AP.
  • 29 August 2013: AP granted once again for deploying mods.
  • 24 September 2013: The AP progress bar appears at the top of the main scanner screen.
  • 4 March 2015: AP is awarded for glyph hacking. (Previously, there was no AP reward.)
  • 5 November 2018: Ingress Prime is released. No change to the rules that grant AP, but the AP progress bar was moved to a semi-circular meter around the agent’s icon.
  • 10 September 2019: AP progress display changes back to a meter at the top of the scanner screen.
  • 15 February 2023: Niantic announces that AP granted for recharging resonators changes to 1 AP per 100 XM charged.
  • 8 February 2024: Research bounties released.