9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2012 7:23 PM by Meg St._Clair
TechFrenzy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

I have game center disabled.  Notifications off.  Restrictions > muliplayer games and add friend are both off.  Yet EVERYTIME I open a game app to play I have to hit 2 pop ups. First one says "sign into game center", the second one says game center disabled.   WHY???  Not everyone plays online.  Is there a way to stop the messages?

  • TechFrenzy Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Is there no way to stop the messages?

  • H S Rollans Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    You can COMPLETELY disable Game Center prompts and greetings, and still enjoy Game Center-enabled games.

     

    1) If you have signed up for Game Center and now wish to opt out, launch Game Center. Click on your account name, and select "Sign Out" from the pop-up.

     

    2) Launch "Settings" and select "Notifications." Under "In Notification Center" find and select Game Center.

     

    3) Turn all the sliders to "OFF," and set "Alert Style" to "None."

     

    That's it. You will have no more annoying alerts telling you you're not signed in to Game Center, and urging you to sign up. You will have no more annoying "Welcome back" greetings every time you play a Game Center game.

  • Rouaan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do "all sliders" include "Notification Center" or does this need to be on for the setting changes to apply.

     

    It seems like I have had to do this a half-dozen times. I had to do it again last night when I just wanted to play a game until I fell asleep. It keeps re-enabling itself and signing back in using my Apple ID. I suppose it's my fault for accidentally signing up for Game Center before I knew what that entailed.

     

    Dear Apple,

     

    You have officially made the list of companies that I will never buy another product from. When I have a bad experience with a company's product, the company does not provide a solution, and there are many other viable alternatives, I stop buying products from that company, forever, unless that company makes a serious effort to change there bad ways. Just ask GM.

     

    Not everybody wants to do Social Networking and even fewer want it forced on them. I can only guess that you keep re-enabling Game Center because you think one day that I will just get tired of disabling it and give up. That is not going to happen. I understand your wanting to get your own Social Networking system going but this is not the way to do it. Good luck. As soon as I need a new smartphone or tablet, I am going with another company's products.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Ron

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (42,325 points)

    Rouaan wrote:

     

     

    Dear Apple,

     

     

    This is a user-to-user technical support forum. Apple doesn't particpate here. If you want them to know how you feel, use the Feedback page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    Best of luck.

  • Rouaan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks. I'll try that. But, "good luck" is right. Apple is not likely to change this. Can other users see my feedback?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (42,325 points)

    The feedback you submit to Apple? No. Why would they need to?

  • Rouaan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Transparency. The more people who know customers have had it with Apple forcing Apple's services on them, the more pressure there is on Apple to stop doing what will eventually put them out of business. If they keep doing this kind of thing they fail and fail quickly.

  • Appletini6 Level 3 Level 3 (825 points)

    Dude, the solution is simple. Stop using the products, and stop posting here at the forums. PROBLEM SOLVED. It was probably User Error anyway.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (42,325 points)

    Rouaan wrote:

     

    Transparency. The more people who know customers have had it with Apple forcing Apple's services on them, the more pressure there is on Apple to stop doing what will eventually put them out of business.

    The customers who have "had it" know already. The resto of us are content.