- 1 KanColle Android - Introduction
- 2 Release
- 3 Recommended Hardware Spec
- 4 Installation
- 5 Common Messages
- 6 Troubleshooting
- 7 Tips and Tricks
- 8 FAQ
- 8.1 Do I have to start playing all over from scratch if I play on the Android version?
- 8.2 Is the Android App safe to use? Will I get banned if I use it overseas?
- 8.3 What about iOS?
- 8.4 Can I play the Android game outside Japan?
- 8.5 I cannot log in with my Google+ Account
- 8.6 I am a new TTK and I cannot register via Android
- 8.7 I just registered on the browser but I'm still getting errors on Android
- 8.8 How do I take screenshots
- 8.9 (KCAnotify only) I don't see translated messages for KanColle
- 9 Compatible Devices List by DMM
- 10 Unofficial tested devices
- 11 Trivia
- 12 Citation
For any maintenance and update notices, please visit Recent Updates page.
Current KanColle Client Version: 1.0.14
Current DMM Games Version: 3.19.0
KanColle Android - Introduction
KanColle is now available on both Browser and Android!
The Browser and Android App will be synced into one same account as per your DMM account.
KanColleAndroid is made available to all players since August 1st, 2016. Beta and pre-beta information can be viewed by clicking the "Expand" button below.
During the pre-registration period , on your main menu screen, there was an option on the top in the second button where you may register for the Android Lottery.
Players who set the Lever in the Registration option as "Registered" are placed into a lottery where random players of ~100,000 will be chosen to be able to start using the KanColle Android App first. (Devs said they're working to let as much users to be early users as possible). The result of that lottery will be communicate later.
The Pre-Registration ended on the 11th maintenance.
For some users, even after being registered into the lottery, it might turn red again on the next login. If that happens, it's recommended to do it with a different connection, clear cache/cookie, and use DMM page instead of the API connection.
Success notice transliteration (via Rephira):"【android先行登録】にお申し込みいただき、厚く御礼申し上げます。 抽選の結果、先行 運用枠に【 当選】されましたので、ここにお知らせいたします。 現在準備中のandroid版艦隊運用環境の先行運用versionを、準備が整い次第お 届けするようにいたします。"
Success notice translation (via Rephira): "Thank you very much for applying for the "android pre-registration". Following the lottery, you have been chosen to participate in the beta test. We will be sending access to you as soon as the beta version of the android is ready."
According to this comment, irrespective if you have either won the pre-registration selection or not the BGM played is this sound file.
A full transliteration is also available via clicking on the [Expand] button.
|Transliteration provided by https://ocr.space/|
|Success notice||Failure notice|
【android版先行登録】のお知らせ 【android版先行登録】にお申し込みいただき、 厚く御礼申し上げます. 抽選の結果、先行運用枠に【当選】されました ので、ここにお知らせいたします. 現在準備中のandroid版艦隊運用環境の 先行運用versionを、準備が整い次第 お届けするようにいたします ※運川県境役人タイミングは現在飛整中です. 申しありません、もう少しだけお待ち頂け ますと幸いです。 同最新状況は、このinformationでも お知らせする予定です. 今後とも「艦これ」と「艦娘」を どうぞよろしくお願いいたします.
【android版先行登録】のお知らせ 【android版先行登録】にお申し込みいただき、 厚く御礼申し上げます. 抽選を行いました結果、残念ながら当選とは なりませんでした。大変恐縮ではありますが、 ここにお知らせいたします. 今回先行運用枠はご用意できませ んでしたが、可能な限り早く、 android版艦隊運用環境を皆さんに お届けできるように努めます. 同最新状況は、このinformationでも お知らせするようにいたします. 今後とも「艦これ」と「艦娘」を どうぞよろしくお願いいたします.
- Phase 1 - Released on June 10, 2016
- Phase 2 - Released on June 22, 2016
- Phase 3 - Released on July 15, 2016 (Open to all players who participated in the Closed Beta Test Lottery from April)
Known Problems about the Android Client
- A Text Error pertaining to the number of Development Materials used in LSC has been found in KC Android.
- As shown in the comparison photo between the KC Web Browser LSC and KC Android LSC, the number of Development Materials players can choose to use in Web Browser is 1/20/100 but in Android it is 10/20/100.
- Please do not panic as this is just a Text Error made by the KC Devs!
- It has been confirmed to only consume 1 Development Material even though it showed 10 Development Materials in KC Android.
- In some reports by other KC Android Beta Testers, the expedition text has been found to overlap, which shows the player 成功, 大成功 and 失敗 all at the same time.
- There is a Bug where if you switch between the Home Screen and Quest List in KC Android, the BGM from the Home Screen will play instead of the BGM from the Quest List.
- There is an issue concerning the size being rather large for both the KC Android Interface and KC Android Text in the Ship Girls List.
- This has cause some of the Ship Girls Name to be omitted from the List itself (E.g. Kitakami) and only the Ship Type can be seen.
- In LSC, players who have more than 1000 Development Materials can only see 3 digits as shown in the gallery.
22nd June 2016 Update
As of 22nd June Update, some Bugs and Errors have been fixed for KC Android as listed below:
- Music Bug has been fixed!
- Even if you try to switch between Quest List Screen and Home Screen, their original intended music will play. The Music from Home Screen will no longer play in Quest List Section.
- LSC Text Error has been fixed!
- LSC Now shows 1/20/100 instead of 10/20/100.
- Text Size for Ship Girls Name and Type has been Readjusted!
- You can now see both the Ship Girls Name and Type!
- Public release on August 1st, 2016.
Recommended Hardware Spec
- OS : At least Android 4.4 (Note: users with Android version down to 4.0 reported that they can still use the client.)
- CPU : At least 1 GHz
- Memory : At least 1 GB
- Phone/Device Storage Size : At least 100MB
NOTE: Even if your phone does meet the requirements stated above, it may not still be able to support the App, depending on the phone model you are using.
- Go to Settings -> Security -> Turn on Unknown Sources.
- Download the DMM Webstore app here. Alternatively you can download the APK from here
- Once installed, open the Webstore app, login into your DMM account and find KanColle Android.
- Install and enjoy. English Guide
- (Optional) Install KCAnotify for a viewer on Android. Please note that this app is not officially endorsed by DMM and if you have any queries it is best to ask the app developer instead.
No VPN required unless DMM is blocked by your ISP/government/etc.
You can also scan this QR code to go straight to the above site:
Screenshots of commonly seen messages. Read these carefully before you ask!
|01||[Notice] - BGM/Voice playback may disturb those around you.
(Option 1: Start)
|Note that Option 2 resets in-game volumes to 0. The next time you play, you will have to manually raise the volumes even if Option 1 is chosen.|
|02||There's a new version available. Install the update to continue.||Important: Make sure that DMM appstore is also updated to the latest version. Outdated appstore may prevent patches from installing properly.|
|03||Communication Error - Improving network connection and setting the Time Zone to Tokyo may help.||If you are getting this error after switching the Time Zone, try logging into the DMM webstore app with VPN connection. Start KanColleAndroid from within the webstore.|
|04||Error - Make sure your network connection is stable and set the Time Zone to Tokyo.||Refer to above (#03)|
|05||Authentication Unsuccessful||Double check your username/password.|
If your password has changed, try logging out of DMM webstore app then back in.
|06||System Error (pop-up bubble)||Try the steps in Troubleshooting first. If problem persists, try deleting DMM webstore then re-install it.|
From DMM webstore:
|01||Make sure your network connection is stable and please wait for a bit before retrying again.
|If you receive this message the moment you launch DMM webstore app, you may need try changing your DNS or use proxies.|
Make sure that you log out of the PC version before going further.
First identify the error messages listed in the previous section. Take the recommended action and see if it helps.
If the problem persists, try the following from top to bottom (if one item doesn't work, move to the next):
- Try restarting your Android device.
- Test whether the VPN is working (where applicable) by opening the Browser on your device. Verify if you are able to visit the Communities page without Regional Error.
- Clear the cache at the start screen (bottom left icon).
- Clear the KanColleAndroid App Data from your device's Settings/Apps menu.
- Uninstall KanColleAndroid. Locate the Download folder of your device and delete all apk found in the folder. Restart and re-install KanColleAndroid.
If all else fails, make a post below with the following info:
- What is the error? Provide a screenshot if it's not listed above.
- What have you tried?
- Which country are you in and which KC server are you on? (How is this relevant?)
- Anything else worth mentioning.
Tips and Tricks
- How to access Akashi Arsenal on Android:
- From the home port screen, drag your finger from just outside the Factory button to the inside of that button, then let go. The Akashi Arsenal Button should show up. (See video for an example.)
- From other screens, tap the clock at the bottom-left of the screen.
- Instead of clicking the arrows at the bottom of the Equipment/Kanmusu Lists, swiping Left/Right around the page number will also bring up Previous/Next page.
- The Equipment/Kanmusu List can also be viewed as a long vertical scrollable list by swiping the text area (in any direction).
Do I have to start playing all over from scratch if I play on the Android version?
No. As mentioned above, the Browser Version and the Android Version will be synced to your DMM account, where you will be available to continue playing on your one main account on both versions.
Is the Android App safe to use? Will I get banned if I use it overseas?
No reports of Android users getting banned so far.
What about iOS?
According to a media report, a DMM staff had claimed that it's difficult to link the browser version's data with iOS apps, so even if they release an iOS app it would only be a separate version.
However, someone else had later asked the DMM staff the day after, and they had claimed the above response is not official. Some other DMM browser games do in fact have an iOS edition with shared data.
Note that currently there are some third party solutions that exists which could allow players to play KanColle on iOS, but using these tools may incur risks like account security or abnormal traffic against the game server which may result in the game administrators giving punishment against the related accounts.
Can I play the Android game outside Japan?
I cannot log in with my Google+ Account
Log in with your DMM email/pass instead. KanColle Android app currently does not accept alternative log in methods.
I am a new TTK and I cannot register via Android
New registrations are now also accepted on KanColleAndroid as of Dec 9, 2016.
However, bear in mind that the Android version is relatively new compared to the Browser version and therefore lacks definitive methodologies in various areas (such as Troubleshooting).
It is thus recommended to sign up via the Browser version (and finish the 5 tutorials) before playing on KanColleAndroid.
I just registered on the browser but I'm still getting errors on Android
Make sure that you've selected a starter ship and completed the 5 tutorials on the browser version.
How do I take screenshots
To take screenshots of the game, press and hold the Power + Volume-Down buttons till you hear a sound effect (or flashes on some models).
For phones without volume control buttons, try holding the Power + Home buttons instead.
(KCAnotify only) I don't see translated messages for KanColle
Update both the app as well as database assets, do not update just the app itself.
Compatible Devices List by DMM
In the following list, ◎ means devices that are recommended, and 〇 means devices that are compatible but some little things might work differently from expected.
All the devices listed below are devices that are confirmed to work. Devices not on the list are not tested and thus not guaranteed to work. (They might still work)
Note that since KanColle is a Japanese game, all the models listed below are Japanese model. Even if some of these models have international counterparts, they might still use different hardware and thus their compatibility could be different.
Last update time for the list: Late June, 2016.
Unofficial tested devices
Add Player-tested result to this link: KanColle Android/Device Report