Civilization VI iPad 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.

UPDATE (5/10/2018):

Two new DLC packs are now available for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI on iPad in the iOS App Store. The Nubia Civilization & Scenario Pack is available for $4.99, and the Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack is available for $8.99.  This update includes the changes from the desktop Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 Updates.

*In App Purchases are available only after the full version is unlocked.

**Civilization VI requires iOS 11.1.2 on an iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, or any iPad Pro


Amanitore leads Nubia in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI! Nubia’s ranged units are strong, easy to build and quick promote. They can use their unique Nubian Pyramid improvement to boost the construction and yield of districts. If you want to build a strong foundation early in the game for success, then Nubia is the right civ for you.


Jayavarman VII leads Khmer and Dyah Gitarja leads Indonesia in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI! Though each is versatile and unique, both civilizations bring new challengers to the religious game. Indonesia is a strong coastal civilization with potential for a huge Jong-powered navy, and the Khmer thrive in their populous riverside cities. Both of these civilizations come into play in the new “Path to Nirvana” scenario, where you compete to have the most followers of your religion on a unique Southeast Asia map.

UPDATE (4/19/2018):

The Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack is available now on the iOS App Store for $8.99!

Persia, led by Cyrus, is perfect for players who want to build a rich empire, and who aren’t afraid to launch a sudden, unexpected military strike.

Macedon, led by Alexander the Great, is a powerhouse conquering civ, with special units and abilities that let Macedon bring the world under its control from early in the game.

The DLC pack also includes two new Wonders, and a new Scenario: The Conquests of Alexander.

UPDATE (4/5/2018):

We’re proud to bring the Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack to iPad players. You can pick up the DLC on the iOS App Store for $4.99

Like all DLC packs, this requires the full, unlocked game Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI on iOS in order to play, which is currently on sale for 50% off in the App Store for a limited time. Civilization VI is regularly priced $59.99.


John Curtin leads Australia in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI! Australia grows and thrives in territory, where other civs would have difficulty, by getting full Housing from coastal starts. Their districts get improved yields when built in attractive terrain. John Curtin provides bonus production to Australia when they have been the target of a declaration of war, or have liberated a city. This pack also includes the new “Outback Tycoon” scenario: can you accumulate your fortune by striking gold, creating massive herds of livestock, or by preserving this land’s natural beauty for future generations?

UPDATE (2/22/2018): 

The first two DLC packs for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI on iPad are available today in the iOS App Store for $4.99 each!

Both DLC packs require the full, unlocked game Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI on iOS in order to play, which is currently on sale for 50% off in the App Store until March 1. Civilization VI is regularly priced $59.99.


Bring Europe under your rule as the mightiest Viking lord. The Viking Scenario Pack includes three new Natural Wonders and six new City-States, two of which grant new tile improvements. Play as a great ruler of the Dark Ages in the “Vikings, Traders, and Raiders!” Scenario.


Includes the complete Polish civilization with Jadwiga, Winged Hussar unique Unit, and Sukiennice unique Building. Play as a great Polish noble lord in the “Jadwiga's Legacy” Scenario.


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. In App Purchase DLC is available and requires the full game unlock in order to access them.

Q: What about the Rise and Fall expansion?

A: We hope to support the expansion in the future but cannot confirm timing or availability right now.

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.

Lastly, check that you've selected the Restore Purchases option within the game.

  • Resolution issues

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



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