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  • 30. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    Toasted111 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To delete game centre account.....

    Once you have found that you don’t need to use Game Center anymore, you can close your Game Center account as well as delete all contacts in the friend list and disassociate yourself from scores by following these steps:


    1. First, to remove people from your Friends list, you can tap on their profiles and choose the Unfriend option.


    2. Second, to deactivate your public profile, remove the email addresses, or change your nickname, you can go to Me > Account > View Account. Then here you can do the following:


    - Disable your Public Profile.

    - Remove Email from Account: this option will delete all emails from your email list.

    - Choose another Nickname.

    - Sign out of Game Center on all iOS devices.


    Stop game centre login screen appearing....

    log out of Game Center, load a game, when the splash screen appears tap the Apple ID, and delete it using the blue (x), then tap cancel..... You may need to do this several times....eventually an alert box allows you to disable Game Center, and states you can enable it again by loading Game Center, and log back in.


    Thanks to https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4467062?start=0&tstart=0

    And too http://www.itjungles.com/ipad-tips/ipad-3-how-to-disable-the-game-center-account

  • 31. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    K'Shanti Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I did all that, and it STILL pops up when I'm trying to play backgammon!

  • 32. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    Toasted111 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am guessing that your using Backgammon Online 2.


    That application allows you to choose between two servers to play on:


    • the vivid First Internet Backgammon Server (FIBS, see fibs.com)

    • or Game Center


    If thats the case maybe its seeking out Game Centre again when it starts?

  • 33. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    K'Shanti Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Nope, just playing an app called Backgammon by Trivial Technologies.

  • 34. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    franzkaiser Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)

    I've found that many gaming apps automatically call up Gamecenter and have no way to disable this "feature". That setup is the responsibility of the app maker. I have an older iPod, and Gamecenter on these has a habit of draining the battery. Any time I start one of these games, Gamecenter is activated. If I do a full reset, it shuts down again until I play another of these games.

  • 35. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    Toasted111 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Trivial's site indicates there are two ways to play online: Turn-based gameplay or live games via Game Center.

    I am wondering if (as franzkaiser intimates) the game looks for the game centre by default and therefore if you need to turn that off in the games settings.

    Might be worth dropping a note to Trivial's support folk? Cannot hurt.


  • 36. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,225 points)

    I don't do much gaming on my iPad, but I know when I have gone looking for some games, I simply look for ones that are not in the Game Center. For me, I have a wifi only iPad, and if I play a game I'm doing it to kill some time, so I have less than zero interest in sharing my game with the anonymous world, so I simply look for games that don't have the option.


    Getting an 'opt out' button on your game may be as was suggested, let the app developer know that you want that. Or maybe they make a Game Center version and a non Game Center version.

  • 37. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    richsipad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks lemon-kun.

    I followed your suggestions and now at least now Game Center pops up when we start Angry Birds but I can just slide it down and there is Angry Bird ready to go.


    Now I going to send another feedback to Apple about their arrogance in forcing us to participate in something we do not want and consider an invasion of privacy. Yes, I know there are lots of them in Apple products....



  • 38. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,225 points)

    With my angry birds, I decline hte terms, then cancel the sign in three times and I'm given the  pop up to disable Game Center. Which i then say 'yes, please'.....problem is next time the game starts I have to go through it all over again. Game Center refuses to accept that I don't want it and refuses to respect my 'no thanks'. Definitely a glitch or deliberate set of programming with iOS6.


    Next time I'm going to try signing in to see if there is a permanent opt out for it. I love playing angry birds but I'm honestly to the point of never playing it if I have to go through the three times opt out gig. I've tried to communicate with Rovio, but I haven't gotten anything beyond form mails.


    So, all in all, Game Center seems to be something hard to opt out of with iOS6 - unless someone knows some other way.

  • 39. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    scifoso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    With iOS 5.1, it would not popup and ask for login credentials, nor welcome me back if I was logged in.   After upgrading to iOS 6, it immediately started popping up.  I did the logout and multiple cancels to get the stop asking dialog, but even selecting "don't harass me anymore" only works for a short time.


    How do you delete your Game Center account?

    If logged into game center, why doesn't turning off notifications work?


    Arrogance is much too weak of a word to describe this.

  • 40. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,225 points)

    I never had a Game Center account and still it harasses me. I tried logging in to see if i can then opt out and there is no option to opt out. The only options you are given is to sign up and see what games 'all your friends'  are playing.


    My only experience is iwth angry birds and bejeweled, I bought those before i started looking only for non-game center games, but with these anyway it seems Game Center popups are mandatory if you want to play the game. Opting out just gets you a temporary respite from the popups, they come back as soon as the game restarts. ANd for me with an ipad 2, the extra demands placed upon my device by iOS6 means that many of my apps are constantly restarting because the OS is using so much of the system resources that background operations have to shut down. Meaning, for me, if I play angry birds I have to deal iwth the popup on a 'several times a day' basis.

  • 41. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    sdrogers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. the pop-up completely covers the game, urging me to sign in. if i click cancel, nothing happens. if i try to sign in, nothing happens. i just can't play my games anymore. what a joke, apple. please remove gamecenter from the apps on your devices.

  • 42. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    scifoso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I contacted the company that makes a couple of the games, and the NYT.  They say the game center is an Apple thing.


    I tried to contact Apple, and was told to go the Apple store and talk to a "genius".  They didn't have a clue how to disable game center, and insuated the problem is the fault of the application developers.  I asked for a number that I could contact to get an answer ("please give me a manager's e-mail address or phone number), and was given a phone number.  The 800 number goes to some voice prompt mechanism that does not allow you to speak to a human.




    My daughter's iPhone 4s had the issue where the power button no longer works (it gets stuck).  Find out on a Monday, make an appointment for Saturday, go to store and they say "yeah, it's got a problem but your one year warranty expired a few days ago".  I tell them I couldn't make it in until Saturday, but it doesn't matter because "the system" won't allow them to take it in under warranty.  I'm given the option of paying $200 to have it fixed.  The frickin' phone costs less than that to produce!  The switch is defective - you can search on it and find that a lot of people have this issue - and it's also a $1.49 part.  Amazing.


    I've never purchased an iPhone on contract, and a rue the day I did as Apple's support has really waned.  That's what happens when a company gets too big for it's britches and starts believing that it's infallable.  Oh well, profits are up.


    Anyway, as I stated earlier, it appears that if you're not logged into Game Center, and you log into iTunes, that will automatically log you into Game Center.  Seems pretty obvious, I guess.

  • 43. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,225 points)

    Apple doen't read here. Your comments are best directed http://www.apple.com/feedback/


    It does appear that Game Center being so 'pushy' is something that came with one of the iOS6 updates (prior to that you could totally disable it in the setting, you can't do that anymore)


    Perhaps if enough people voice their opinions that option may return....that or users stop using Game Center games and only use ones that do not use that interface. I know I've stopped playing angry birds because it annoys me to spend 5 minutes every day disabling an application I don't want on in the first place.


    However I do also think that the game developer has some control over it. My bejeweled is a Game Center game. I've disabled it through the game and it's remained disabled. Same with another game. So being signed in is inconsistently applied, suggesting that some game developers have a degree of control over how pushy game center is.


    My biggest concern has been, if individual games are logging me in, then they're accessing my apple ID password, which means they have access to my Apple account, and if I had a credit card attached to my account, they have access to that. They also have access to who I am, where I live and other personal info. Info I don't want to share. If I wanted to share it, I already would have.

  • 44. Re: Remove or at least turn off Game Center
    Shadowki Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Solution for game center:


    1. sign out of game center.

    2. Close app.

    3. Turn off both wifi and 3g.

    4. Turn off all game center notifications.

    5. Double click the home button to bring up the app task bar.

    6. Press and hold on an app until an x appears.

    7. Click x to remove app from app task bar.

    8. Remove every game (including game center) from the app task bar.

    9. Go back into the game you were playing.

    10. Do not turn on wifi or 3g when your running a game.