The Settings screen provides options for configuring your scanner and performing other miscellaneous functions. You can access it via the ops menu. Below is a list of all entries on the Settings screen. Settings marked with an asterisk (*) are stored in your Ingress account rather than your device, and thus will apply to all devices on your account and persist after clearing app data or a factory reset.

  • Account: The name of the Ingress user account currently logged in is displayed, followed by a list of networks that can be linked to your account (Google or Facebook). A linked account with have the account name listed underneath. Tap the button to the right of each account to link or unlink it.
  • Agent Primer: Access to information for new agents. The Ingress Agent Tutorial is given automatically to new agents. Returning agents can view it by tapping the “Restart” button here. If the tutorial is in progress, this button will say “Cancel” instead; click it to stop the tutorial. Click the “View” button next to the “Additional Resources” label to see links to more information. Along with another button to restart the training, these include:
  • Email*: Allows you to subscribe to emails for game notifications and/or Ingress-related news or promotions.
  • System Notifications: Allows you to control notifications for various in-game events.
  • Agent Profile*: Provides a checkbox that controls whether other agents can see the statistics section of your profile. The most common reason agents did this was to hide their Guardian count (before the Guardian medal was retired), although some agents are just secretive.
  • Map Orientation: Provides a button to toggle between static and dynamic compass. The dynamic compass attempts to use your device’s magnetometer to orient the scanner view dynamically as you rotate. (This doesn’t work very well for many devices.) The static compass leaves it to you to rotate the scanner view yourself.
  • Sound: Allows you to change the volume level for background sounds, sound effects, and speech.
  • Open Source Licenses: Displays the licenses for the open source libraries used by Ingress. This is provided for legal purposes and is not useful to you as an agent.
  • Blocked Agents*: Allows you to view the list of agents you have blocked and unblock any of them if you desire.
  • Help Center: Opens the Ingress Help Center in your browser.
  • Sign Out: Disconnect your scanner from your agent account. Most agents won’t need this, but if you share a device with another agent, this lets you switch accounts. (Multiple accounts for one agent is against the Ingress Terms of Service, but multiple agents that share one device are okay. Multiple devices for a single account are also okay as long as you’re only using one device at a time.)
  • Build: Displays the build number for the version of the scanner installed on your device.