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 will have the account name listed underneath. Tap the button to the right of each account to link or unlink it.
  • Lighting Dynamics: Adjusts the brightness and contrast of map and display elements automatically. Click “Configure” to enable/disable lighting dynamics, and adjust the strength of the effect with the slider. Agents using iOS devices can also set it to automatic mode, causing it to adjust based on the device’s current brightness level.
  • Email*: Allows you to subscribe to emails for game notifications and/or Ingress-related news or promotions.
  • Agent Primer: Access to information for new agents. The Ingress Agent Primer 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:
  • Push Notifications: Allows you to control device 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 checkbox 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. You can also toggle this setting by tapping the compass on the main scanner screen.
  • Power: Provides a checkbox to toggle battery saver mode. This mode will turn the screen black with a faint Ingress logo when it detects that the phone is upside-down, reducing energy consumption by the screen when Ingress is not actively being used.
  • Sound: Allows you to change the volume level for background sounds, sound effects, and speech. You can also control whether the device will vibrate in response to game events.
  • 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: Tap “Go” to visit the Ingress Help Center in your browser. There is also a “REPORT PROBLEM” button; tapping it displays the list of known issues and a link to contact support if  your issue isn’t addressed there.
  • Sign Out: It is against the Ingress Terms of Service for one agent to have multiple accounts, or for multiple agents to share one account. However, multiple agents, each with their own account, are allowed to share the same device. This option allows you to disconnect your scanner from your agent account so that another agent can sign in. Most agents won’t need this functionality.
  • Build: Displays the build number for the version of the scanner installed on your device.