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Scott Slattery Calculating status...
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Sep 8, 2010 9:44 PM
I registered my preferred gamecenter nickname successfully and logged into game center. Now, when I login again, I'm presented with a new user registration. If I attempt to use the same nickname I tried successfully before, it now tells me that nickname is already in use. How do I get my gamecenter back to the original nickname I already registered?

Thanks,
MacBook Pro 15" (2.66 GHz Intel Core i7/8GB RAM), Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Ryan Prosser Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2010 5:51 AM (in response to Scott Slattery)
    I think you need to use your Apple ID (email address) to log in
    Not the Game Center 'nickname' that you chose
    Many, iOS 4
  • i_max2k2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 17, 2010 11:05 AM (in response to Ryan Prosser)
    Same thing is happening with me, and it takes me to create a new account, how can I get back my old nickname.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4, iOS 4.1
  • Veraxus Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 21, 2010 11:34 AM (in response to Scott Slattery)
    I'm having the same problem after doing a restore from backup this morning - but when I gave up and decided to try different nicknames, it won't take those either. No matter what I enter in the Nickname field (even random characters!!) it says it's taken.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • Sir shaunalot Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2010 3:54 AM (in response to Veraxus)
    hey a similar situation happened to me, i was liking the gamecenter, until i opened it up and was presented a new sign up page, after a lot of fiddling and thinking i put in my apple id and a new nick name, and it allowed me in, only one thing tho all my friends and achievements had gone which really ****** me of! anyways friends arnt a problem u just add them back and the achievements i just thought u cud play them and gain them back but u cant! only a few games synced the achievements back (angry birds) but most of my games u can now only gain the achievements u didn't unlock in the first place.....for example... *cut the rope* in gamecenter i have the achievement complete gift box and none of the previous achievements!!! its the most frustrating thing ever! and ive try deleting the games and installing them back in from i tunes and its still the same :S:S:S sum1 please help lol i just want the achievments back!
    iphone 3gs, iOS 4, gamecentre achievements lost!
  • Sir shaunalot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 25, 2010 3:55 AM (in response to Veraxus)
    hey a similar situation happened to me, i was liking the gamecenter, until i opened it up and was presented a new sign up page, after a lot of fiddling and thinking i put in my apple id and a new nick name, and it allowed me in, only one thing tho all my friends and achievements had gone which really ****** me of! anyways friends arnt a problem u just add them back and the achievements i just thought u cud play them and gain them back but u cant! only a few games synced the achievements back (angry birds) but most of my games u can now only gain the achievements u didn't unlock in the first place.....for example... *cut the rope* in gamecenter i have the achievement complete gift box and none of the previous achievements!!! its the most frustrating thing ever! and ive try deleting the games and installing them back in from i tunes and its still the same :S:S:S sum1 please help lol i just want the achievments back!
    iphone 3gs, iOS 4, gamecentre achievements lost!
  • Tweetylrd Calculating status...
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    Nov 29, 2010 8:11 PM (in response to Scott Slattery)
    I just had the same problem. It gave me a new nickname simply adding the number 2 to my original nickname and I can't get the old one back. It is "taken". This has caused my Zombie Farm game to start all over again. I really like this game but it moves slowly and to get back to where I was would take too long. If I can't find a way back I will delete the game. Help please!
    Ipad, iOS 4, iPhone 3GS
  • FlamingBagel Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2010 4:23 PM (in response to Scott Slattery)
    My son is experiencing this problem. Gamecenter does not allow him in when he signs in with his usual nickname. I have also tried signing him in with his Apple ID. No joy.

    The message is "The Apple ID you entered has been disabled for security reasons".

    I have reset his password, but to no avail.
    GigaByte, Windows 7, iPod Touch 4th Generation
  • medden Calculating status...
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    Feb 13, 2011 5:24 AM (in response to FlamingBagel)
    Im having the same problem with my son's account.

    did anyone find a solution?
  • Veraxus Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 22, 2011 8:56 PM (in response to medden)
    I'm having this same issue.

    I have two Apple ID's - not by choice, but because when I signed up for MobileMe I apparently had a second one created for me, but with @me.com attached. At first, I suspected this was the issue. Now, I doubt it, but who knows.

    At first, the problem was that any attempt to sign into GameCenter using my old account was resulting in GameCenter asking for my @me.com password (it would actually display my me.com account name, even though that's not what I entered for Apple ID). I eventually fixed this by going to Settings > Store and signing out... then (without signing in), going back to GameCenter and trying to sign in again.

    HOWEVER, now it says the account has never been used with GameCenter before - but that's not true because I'm signed in on my iPhone 4 just fine. So I go ahead with the "Create New Account" screen, but it won't let me use my old username.

    To get it working, I just gave up and wrapped my old username in quotes... which GameCenter took happily. I have to say, this is very annoying.
    iPad 2, iOS 4
  • JJ MacLean Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2011 1:43 AM (in response to Veraxus)

    Did anyone ever find a solution? I restored my iPhone a few days ago and have been having the exact same problem. Haven't had time to call AppleCare yet.

     

    Thanks!

     

    JJ

  • olikromberg Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 7:55 AM (in response to Scott Slattery)

    This had me in a panic but this is what worked for me.

     

    Game Center was trying to log me in by default with my email address whatever@whatever.com, but I had to change this to my Apple ID which is just a string of text, and then I put in my password for my Apple ID.

     

    I also earlier had to change my Apple ID password because it was not secure enough by default and it was not letting me log in, so I went from the link in my email to the apple password change page and I changed the password to make the new security happy.

     

    I then logged in first time and didn't have to put in a nickname or anything - yay

     

    Hope this helps someone - I would have cried to have to redo all those **** achievements!!

     

    Regards,

  • Robbie Ford Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 12:17 PM (in response to olikromberg)

    Hey,

     

    Olikromberg thanks for that tip. Saved my sanity,

     

    When I reopened Angry Birds it asked me to sign in and it had automatically put my email address so I just carried on as normal. Your suggestion about it just being a name and not an email address was the same for me.

     

    Thanks again.

  • RudyG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 13, 2011 3:48 PM (in response to olikromberg)

    Yeah, Olikromberg!

     

    you saved me tons of smurfberries ;-)

     

    Had the same problem after upgrading to iOS 5. With the help of your post I solved it.

     

    Thank you very much!

     

    Cheers

     

    Rudy

  • ADD28 Calculating status...
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    Oct 13, 2011 8:51 PM (in response to olikromberg)

    So where do I find my Apple ID if I do not remember it?

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