Civilization VI Mobile FAQ



Civilization VI comes to iPad. Find the answers to your questions here!

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, named the 2016 Strategy Game of the Year at the Game Awards, is now available on iPad. Rebuilt with touch controls, Civilization VI is the first flagship entry in the award-winning turn-based strategy franchise to be playable on iOS. Your empire is now mobile.

Before you build a civilization to stand the test of time, be sure to check these FAQs for important details on all things Civilization VI iPad. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

Purchasing | Requirements | Gameplay


Q: How much is Civilization VI?

A: The suggested retail price of Civilization VI is $59.99. However, the game will be on sale for 50 percent off for a limited time from December 21, 2017 to January 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Prices and availability may vary by territory. Sale only available on the App Store.

Technical Requirements

Q: Which iPads does this work on?

A: Civilization VI requires iOS 11.1.2 on an iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro.

Q: How do the touch controls differ from PC?

A: The touch controls are very intuitive:

  •         Tapping units selects them. Dragging a unit to a tile will move and attack.
  •         Press and hold to view tooltips.
  •         Pinch to zoom the map.
  •         Single-finger scrolling works on lists and moving the map.
  •         Three-finger tapping can be used to close menus.

Q: Is Civilization VI coming to Android or iPhone?

A: As of today, Civilization VI is only available on iPad. However, we are continuing to evaluate opportunities to eventually bring Civilization VI to other platforms.

Q: How long does the battery last?

A: In our tests, more than three hours of gameplay on a full charge.

Q: Are controllers supported?

A: No.

Q: What languages are supported at release?

A: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. Brazilian-Portuguese features text-only support.


Q: Does Civilization VI on iPad have multiplayer?

A: Yes. It is important to note that as of this point, multiplayer is LAN only.

Q: What content is included with Civilization VI on iPad?

A: Civilization VI on iPad includes the original base game. It does not include DLC or the Rise and Fall expansion.

Q: What about DLC or the new Rise and Fall expansion?

A: We hope to support DLC and expansions in the future but cannot confirm timing or availability at this time.

Q: Can I play my friend who is on PC/ Mac while on my iPad?

A: Not at this time.

If you have any additional questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to as at


Civ 6 iPad Common Issues.

The complete game unlock for Civilization VI is sold as an in-app purchase. Apple does not support Family Sharing for in-app purchases at this time.

To play on multiple devices, Civilization VI would need to be purchased separately on a different iTunes account. 

  • Can't purchase full version.

Usually, a restart of your device will solve this issue.

If not, make sure you have in-app purchases turned on.

Let us know if problems persist after these steps.

  • Full version not unlocking

Usually, a restart of your device will solve this issue.

If not, make sure you have in-app purchases turned on.

Let us know if problems persist after these steps.


  • Resolution issues

The screen resolution for Civilization VI has been optimized to ensure the best possible game performance on iPad. 


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