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How to delete Game Center

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  • DavidK2010 Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Aug 25, 2011 9:38 AM (in response to modular747)

    I dont know who you think you are, my comprehension of both posts is fine, He made a suggestion he thought was correct, only to have you reply in your childish arogant and patronising manor, and again your reply to me above, Arrogant and patronising, I take it you really get off on it.

     

    And this is not the first time I have seen this behaviour in your posts

     

    End of conversation!

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,790 points)
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    Aug 25, 2011 9:52 AM (in response to DavidK2010)

    No, he made a "suggestion" to use a setting that doesn't exist, let alone not work.  It wasn't a simple mistake but an outright fabrication. In fact, the forum Terms of Use state that you should verify solutions by testing yourself before posting.

     

    Your snarky "wannabe host" remark was not only totally off mark, but actually reflective of yourself.  Keep your cognitively impaired opinions about other forum members to yourself.

  • hikingmike Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2011 1:25 PM (in response to FoxFifth)

    Thank you FoxFifth!  Enabling Restrictions, then setting the two Game Center entries in Restrictions to OFF worked for me!  It no longer pops up several times (slowly at that) each time I load my game or wake my phone back up.  This will shave several extremely annoying seconds off my game usage multiple times a day.  Thank goodness I found this thread.

  • Venturer Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Sep 22, 2011 6:39 AM (in response to hikingmike)

    I just unchecked it in iTunes and then synced and now it's no longer on my iPhone.

     

    I didn't want the useless thing ...

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,790 points)
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    Sep 22, 2011 9:08 AM (in response to Venturer)

    Like all stock iOS apps, Game Center doesn't appear in iTunes to "uncheck", and can't  be deleted that way. 

  • Venturer Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Sep 22, 2011 9:17 AM (in response to modular747)

    well how come I don't have it anymore then?

     

    I'm sure I unchecked it in iTunes ... it's not on my iPhone anymore....

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,790 points)
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    Sep 22, 2011 9:32 AM (in response to Venturer)

    If you don't see it now, you moved it to another home screen page or inside a folder. 

     

    If deleting it were that simple (like deleting any 3rd party app), why do you think there is this 10+ page thread (and many others) about not being able to get rid of it?

  • DMEYER40 Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2011 6:19 PM (in response to DavidK2010)

    Dave,

     

    Apparently, he thinks his "Level 5" status entitles him to act this way. You're right on the mark with your comments. There's a difference between being helpful and just being a jerk.

  • wayne mitzner Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
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    Oct 25, 2011 8:51 PM (in response to modular747)

    right.   it's too bad, too since after upgrading to IOS5, the game center screwed up a number of Apps.  Sometimes it even locks the whole phone.  particularly bad is the Wurdle App, which locks up repeatedly after the upgrade.  Be nice if Game Center could be killed. 

  • cakefordinner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2011 7:02 PM (in response to wayne mitzner)

    Not really replying to you, wayne, but you were the last one in line, LOL.

     

    Now that the fisticuffs appear to be over (from August), I'll post what someone did on the first page of this thread: http://www.apple.com/feedback/

     

    I just sent Apple an earful about the intrusive Game Center on my iPhone and iPad. Give us a way to just turn it OFF! Now, we'll just wait for the next iOS, or 10, to come out, to see if they listened.

     

    People, send feedback that you want it fixed. I chose Configurability, but you can choose Enhancement Request or whatever else floats your boat (there really should be a Complaint option, but there's not). If more people send them feedback, maybe they'll listen. My feedback included a promise (it wasn't a threat) to jailbreak my iDevices and start purchasing my Games anywhere but Apple. I'm just waiting for an untethered version for iOS 5. In the meantime, I've stopped playing and buying any games, or even installing ones from the Free App/Game of the Day sites.

     

    Stick a fork in me; I'm done...until it's corrected. Dang! I HATE having to jailbreak my iDevices. Never considered it until now. I can see why so many do it.

     

    N.B. To all the hall monitors: I'm not an idiot. I don't need to be told NOT to delete the Game Center. I already know better.

  • kreme Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Nov 28, 2011 4:29 PM (in response to FoxFifth)

    "Are you on iOS 4.2.1 and have you set Settings > General > Restrictions > Game Center Multiplayer Games & Adding Friends both to OFF? That got rid of the Game Center sign in / Cancel screens for me.

    iPhone 4, iOS 4"

     

    Thanks FoxFifth. If only that suggestion had been answered 7 pages ago instead of the fanboys being obnoxious and arrogant about the request, I might acutally care a little more for the apple community. Sadly, as much as people like to bash MS, you don't see this kind of attitude in their forums when someone has a similar request. It's not the product I dislike and that was the best suggestion I've seen in this post.

     

    I've had the iTouch for a long time and never realised how powerful that functionality was. Now that I have an iPad, it's even more helpful. Those restrictions are now added, and as a bonus, I also discovered that by turning certain app restrictions on/off that IOS will also hide/unhide those apps. Now if only I can get them to add the same functionality to the News Stand. Off to the feedback pages I go.

  • Total Respray Calculating status...
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    Dec 9, 2011 11:22 AM (in response to kreme)

    I'm another one who can't stand Game Center, or cr@pware of any kind.  I'd very much like the option to delete (along with news stand).  Feedback already sent to Apple, but they don't seem to have taken similar feedback on board from others...

     

    For the record, iOS 5 with multiplayer and adding friends both set to off does not stop this stupid software asking me to sign in every time I load a game.  This seems to be deliberately designed to annoy.  Great work, Apple.

  • kreme Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Dec 9, 2011 11:59 AM (in response to Total Respray)

    To be fair, I don't think the issue lies entirely in Apple's hands. I've come to the conclusion that even though the Game Center 'appears' to be the culprit, I'm inclined to take a look at the individual App developers as well. There are games that are 'Game Center' enabled that don't bother me at all. I've done as another member here stated and about half the games I play don't pesture me anymore, yet the other half still does. I get everything from errors to constant reminders that my Game Center is or appears to be disabled. Well, duh! Of course it's disabled--'I' disabled it.

     

    Perhaps rather than just sending Feedback to Apple, it might also benefit to let the individual App developers know how annoying this 'feature' is as well. I've actually started letting developers know in hopes that I can at least get the message out that they don't have to 'get rid of it'. However, it would be nice if they would 'fix it', realising that not all of us are so pathetic that we need to share 'everything' we're doing at all times.

     

    Personally, I'm comfortable enough with myself to not feel the need to seek out constant reassurances, be it through people, social networking, trophies, encouragements, etc...

     

    Anyways, it would be nice if developers would realise that not everyone is a clone of the mass corporate mind, and they're not likely to know if people don't tell them (tactfully, of course).

  • Total Respray Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 10, 2011 1:56 AM (in response to kreme)

    In reply to Kreme, that's a fair argument, but a simple ability to delete (or at least totally disable) Game Centre would improve the useability no end.  And the user experience is what Apple prides itself on.

     

    If they want to include Bloatware, fine.  But at least give the option to delete it.  I have no deisre to have Game Center, Nike, Stocks or Newsstand wasting memory space on my phone.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,790 points)
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    Dec 10, 2011 10:54 AM (in response to Total Respray)
    a simple ability to delete (or at least totally disable) Game Centre would improve the useability no end. 

    No, not at all.  Game Center is built into the iOS and the API's are used by app developers.  Removing or disabling Game Center would require that ALL Games that address it be recoded and recompiled.  It's far too late for that, and if you're holding your breath, be sure someone around you knows CPR.

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