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. You can view your current AP at any time by tapping the status display area at the top of the scanner screen. It’s also on your profile, which you can view by tapping your avatar at the upper-left of the scanner screen, or by selecting the “Agent” tab in the Ops menu. You can also view how much AP other agents have by looking at their profiles: long press their agent name and select “View Player Profile.”

AP for Game Actions

Action AP Gain
Recharging resonators 10 AP
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
Capturing a portal (bonus) 500 AP
Deploying a beacon 500 AP
Deploying a portal fracker 500 AP
Improved portal photo approved 500 AP
Destroying a control field 750 AP
*Portal submission approved 1,000 AP
Creating a control field 1,250 AP
Recruiting an agent 3,000 AP
Redeeming a passcode varies
Glyph hacking varies

* As of 3 September 2015, the ability to submit portals has been removed from the scanner. This entry has been retained because Niantic indicates that portal submission will return after an overhaul of their submission systems.