Game Center Help

On This Page you will find Help and Tips for Game Center

Games List

With Game Center, the game list is where all the action happens. This screen will show you all of the games you have installed that are Game Center compatible. In addition, you can see your ranking and achievements for each game. If you’re interested in seeing all the games available in Game Center, Apple finally updated Find Game Center Games to launch the App Store.

When you tap on an individual game, you’ll get more information like Leaderboards, Achievements, and Recently Played.

Recently Played shows you which if your friends has recently played the selected game and how long ago they played it.

Leaderboards


Leaderboards shows your rank among your friends and your ranking among all players. If the game supports Multiplayer, you will have two Leaderboards, one for the single player game (called Main) and one for the multi-player mode (called Multiplayer Scores). Leaderboards can be sorted by Today, This Week, and All Time.

Achievements


Achievements shows specific in-game achievements that you can earn for a particular game. You can also gain points by completing different achievements, but this is defined on a per game basis. At the top of the achievements screen for a particular game you will be able to see how many points you’ve gained.

Multiplayer
Games that support multi-player modes is really where you will see the Game Center shine. Developers can include VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) audio chatting in multi-player matches that can make the game experience feel more like Xbox Live than a mobile device.

Inviting Someone to a Multiplayer Match
To invite someone to a multi-player match, both players must have the same game installed on their iOS devices. Once you open the game and attempt to start a new multiplayer Game Center match, you will be presented with a screen with various match options.

Different games will allow you to have a different number of players, our particular game let us choose 2 players. By default Game Center will select the Auto-Match option that will pick any player at random, but if you wish to play someone in your friends list, tap the small Invite Friend button to the right of each available slot.

When you choose to invite a specific friend off your friends list, you will first need to choose the gamer name from the list of names in your friends list, then type a quick message to them. When you are done, click the Send button. An invite will be sent to the player.

You will then be returned to the multiplayer game settings where you can choose another friend by selecting the Add Player button, or remove a friend by tapping Uninvite next to the player you no longer wish to play with. When the player accepts your friend request, you will receive a notification in the player slot and you can begin the game by selecting the Play Now button.

Depending on the game you are currently playing, you may be able to do in-game VoIP. This allows you to talk with your opponent in real time, and because the audio is being transmitted over the Internet, you will not be using your cellular minutes, and the audio could sound crystal clear (depending on your Internet connection). Refer to the App Store page of the game you’re playing to see if this feature is supported as not all games do.

Checking Recent Multiplayer Scores

You can keep track of the last time you played a multiplayer game against a friend by opening Game Center, clicking on Games and navigating to the game you recently played. After tapping on the game, tap Recently Played. Your recently played friends list will be displayed.

If the person you invited doesn’t have the game on their iOS device, they will be able to either cancel the invite or purchase or download the game on the App Store. Game Center will direct them to the appropriate App Store version of the game.

Tips and Tricks

Use Multiple Game Center Accounts

Do multiple users play games on your iOS device? Don’t want to let them destroy your Game Center reputation by playing and submitting scores for games like “My Pretty Pony”? No problem, Game Center has you covered. Just go to the Me tab in Game Center and click the Account button near the bottom of the screen.

An alert will popup asking what you want to do. Select Sign Out.

Your account will be signed out and you will be returned to the Game Center Welcome Screen where you can create a new account or sign back into your Game Center account. By doing this, you can ensure that your leaderboards, scores, and friends will be separate from other players that use your iPhone or iPod touch.

Add Multiple Email Accounts for Friends to Find You By
Because Game Center allows you to search for a friend by their email address, Apple gives you the ability to add more than one email address to your Game Center account. This will allow friends to add you by whichever email address you give them.

Have another Game Center tip or trick that we didn’t cover? Let us and other Game Center Blog readers know in the comments below.

168 thoughts on “Game Center Help

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  2. I signed in to an account in GC on the advice of another player in a separate, unrelated game. We exchanged nicknames and became “friends” on GC. This person has turned out to be an unsavory character, someone I want nothing to do with.
    So can someone tell me PLEASE how to remove this friend from my friends list (he’s the only one) or, better yet, delete all references to my account/nickname as if I’d never signed in to GC in the first place?!!
    Thank you – I’m nervous about this guy and desparate!

  3. need some help. dunno if this is the correct place. but i’ve been asking all over.

    i found out that i have 2 gamecenter account, with SAME email and SAME password, but different nick???

    MyOwnDream – cant accept and invite
    KOPI_AND_TEA – can accept and invite.

    KAT ac – got dragonvale appeared in the games im playing
    MOD ac – no dragonvale

    use dragonvale to log in to gamecenter, then go gamecenter, MYD will be logged in. Log out of gamecenter and relog in, it becomes KAT, but dragonvale will have been logged out!!!

    Games in MOD and KAT are different. I may have accidentally created another “same” account. used to have the account in ipod then changed to iphone.

    This is frustrating.

    any suggestions? thks.

  4. I don’t see all the people I have friended when I go into dragonvale. I cannot give gems to those who are giving them to me. Why are they not on my friends list in that game. They are all on my game center list when I go there.

  5. I am having problems inviting friends to play games we have in common. Sometimes it works but more often when I try to invite them to play – after spinning for about 3 seconds, it says “failed”. And they get the same message when they try to invite me. Has anyone else had this problem? Anyone have a solution?

  6. so I need a little clarification; my #1 daughter locked her ipod screen and can’t get in…..can she use her sisters ipod and login to game center there and manage her “story” games? (like farm/city/bakery/fashion) ALSO Will he other daughter be able to login to her game center again?

  7. I love your article, but someone I know told me that there is a way to have friend suggestions? How do you do that?

  8. Very good help for me but i have a question:
    Is it possible to switch the emails fro one game centre profile to another? I need to add a email but the email is being used by a frend. Is there anything i can do without createing an other ghost profile????

  9. I have had to restore my son’s ipod touch. We tried to log into game centre but it wouldn’t recognise his nickname so he decided to change the nickname and now lost all his games. How can I recover the old nickname and game progress.

  10. hi,my another game center name ECXL was being scam n hack by the other person..he change my password and i cant log in anymore..is there other way to reterive my that account back??or restore the ECXL INFO TO DEFAULT??Im appreciate for ur help n looking forward for ur good news..my name is Eric..contact me at 97572742..

  11. Also, since I cannot log on, I had to start over on fish tales, fish tycoon, and dragon vale. I had every single dragon available since March this year and now I have to start over. I spent over a hundred dollars on that game.

    • Hello can u get back to the game?..now I got a same problem with u …maybe we done any mistake when we log in n out..what can I do now

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  25. Does anyone know what to do if accidentally signed out of game center and game center claims that your apple id has never been used before and keeps trying to get you to set up a new account.? I KNOW the apple id has been used and I’m still showing up on everybody’s friend list. I also never get to a prompt that lets me try to reset my game center password. I reset my apple id password thinking it would help with game center, but no luck. Does Apple have any people specifically designated for game center support? The discussions online don’t seem to help me yet.

  26. I have both individual games, and they seem to also display in Game Center. Can I delete the individual games from my iPad?

  27. I am having a tough time logging into Game Center. I have an Apple ID and I know my password. Every time I try to log into Game Center, I put my ID in and my password but a screen pops up saying that I haven’t set up an account for this ID. So I put where I live and how old I am and then it comes right back to the beginning and asks where I’m from again. It keeps going back and forth. I never am able to get passed my age screen. HELP! I logged in my friends Game Center on my phone so I know it’s not my phone. (?) Anyhow, maybe I’m doing something wrong, can someone point me in the right direction?

  28. For the past few days I’ve noticed my Spite and Malice wins are not registering. Does anyone know a remedy? Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

  29. why can’t I play my friend on online mode of fruit ninja? Do we both need to be connected via wifi for it to work? I see him as a friend, I request to play, but nothing happens on my end and he doesn’t see me as a listed friend on his end either? Please help.

  30. I deleted all my games from game center and of course the badges and stuff saved but how do I get it to show in the list thingy again

  31. At Jack Cooksey / Game Center HO: I game Solo, not at all interested in having Game Center on my iPhone 4 (I’m a mum of 3 who used to enjoy playing a game on my iPhone before going to bed, but since Game Center appeared certain apps won’t work) – please could you inform me how to remove it as Game Center is really taking the enjoyment out of a few minutes “me time”.

    I do not wish to “sign in” to play a game nor do I enjoy seeing statements like “someone has just scored 20″ pop up whilst trying to play a game. There are some apps that won’t even open due to Game Center. I’ve seen other forums who have many people like myself who really don’t want to be part of a Gaming Community. Please inform me how I can disable this app – thank you.

  32. We have lost everything we have done on dragonvale since we started playing and are gutted. Has there been a problem at the game centre end of things? Have we lost all of our dragons islands etc forever? Do we have to start again?, or is there just a glitch that you are working to fix?

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  35. how do you reset a password for a profile under the main account with a different user profile? my son is driving me insane because he wants to play Clash of Clans with me & can’t remember his password.
    please, please help me as im on the fast track to a insane asylum! :)

  36. HELP! I just got my wife an Ipad4 and she loves playing Hay Day on her iphone4s. It’s connected through game center and unfortunately when she went to start it on the ipad, she chose to start over. I have reset the ipad, cleared all data, and I still can’t get it to give her the data from the iphone. Someone help please!!!!

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  38. Does anyone know how you can delete someone from your friend list? I’ve got two people on mine who won’t stop sending me challenges for games I’m not interested in playing. It’s annoying how frequently they send them and there’s no way I can find to send them a message asking them not to. Thanks for any help you might be able to share.

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  40. How do you transfer Dragon Vale Local to the Game Center? Me and my Son play Dragon Vale Local, when I startespsck a game Center account we received and new island. Now I have two? Out Local Dragon Vale is in level 31, so I woud like to transfer my local DV to the Game Center, but I Am scared that I will lose my DV.
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  41. I need help…I recently was trying to play Galaxy Life and it woulnt load multiple times. Then a few days later it does and said the something is wrong with the game center save or whatever and asked permission to overwrite my local save with the one on Game Center and unknowingly i clicked yes and now i have my sisters save and cant get my old one back.

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  43. When I try to sign in it makes me accept the terms and conditions again an makes me create a new username then makes me choose what I want on my profile and all my friends, games, achievements and profile picture are all gone. I’m really mad and I want to know how to fix it and why it happened

  44. Ok I’m playing clash of clans and I’m not signed on to the Game Center. Can I still sign in a keep all the stuff i did or do I have to restart

  45. bjr mon pseudonyme game center est YOHAN3434 je joue a clash of clan depuis un an et demi. j’ai un probleme, suite a mon changement de telephone j’ai perdu mon identifiant et mot de passe game center et apple ne peux absolument rien faire pour moi. je voudrais savoir si il est possible que vous me les envoyaient a partir de mon pseudonyme qui est YOHAN3434, ou de me copier les sauvegardes de ce compte sur mon nouveau compte directement. dans l’attente d’une reponse rapide de votre parts. merci

  46. Please help me! I logged into a friends game center account to help get sarted on clash of clans, a pop up that said…”new game center login” asking me if i wanted to save current game on this game center account …cancel or okay, i hit okay…huge mistake it over road my game! a high level village i have 9 months into. does anyone know how to retrieve and restore the data of my game? im also leader of the clan. (the price of helping a friend)

  47. A friend & I have sent each other “dozens” of friend requests as well as friend accepts and still it says “not accepting invites” which is not true ! How do we change this error ? It’s very frustrating !

  48. I just got a new iPhone 5, and I’m trying to log back into game centre with my old account that was on my old phone, but when I sign into game centre it is trying to make me create a new nickname.. And when I try to put in my old nickname, it says it’s in use.. What do I do?

    • I am unable to log back in to my Game Center account with nickname it keeps saying already used. Yea by me how can I get back in? Please help

  49. I can’t seem to sign out of Game Center on here… The layout of my Game Center Is different than the one showed please help I want to sign out but it’s not giving me the option

    • Our guide is not updated fully for the new Game Center. To sign out go to your device settings > GameCenter > Your account name > Sign out

      Sent from my iPad

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  50. Ok so I had to do a reset on my phone which made me sign back into Game Center and it kept asking me questions so I had to answer them and then it asked me to put in a nickname which I did and come to find out some of my games were under another nickname and I guess another account but my daughter set up my Game Center in the beginning which she is 8 and don’t remember but my Apple ID was never changed all I know is the nickname and I lost all my progress to my games since I have a new nickname how do I get back to the other account to find my games please somebody help me

  51. hi, i want to begin a new “clash of clans” village i made myself another game center account and when i open clash of clans i have the same village i’ve always had and the game asks me if i want to save my current village in my game center account i click cancel but it just leaves me playing the same old village, i want to start my village from scratch, please help me

    • try to delete your coc app in your ipad and make a new GC acc and try to download a new coc app again or you could reformat your ipad , or you could look for a new device which you haven’t used yet in playing coc and there you could make a new village.

  52. (iPhone 4S )
    Game centre is not working I cannot access it maybe since update??
    The Muppets game ‘my muppet show’ will not open as does not allow connection to game centre…
    Please can you advise??

  53. hi i would like to ask , someone is trying to open my acc without my permission how can i track down those people and stop them his messing up some of my games and it really suck please do help me.. thanks in advance

  54. Iput a game in called iron force it asked if a want to copy my other names game level I pressed yes but I do not want to copy the same I wanted to start and other name on the same game can u help

  55. I went into Game Center pick out a nickname loaded the iron force game . A screw n came up and said I already have a name withe the same address and do I want to copy the same info and level to the new name . I preceded yes with I wanted to say no , I wanted the game but under a new name and not to copy the same info can u help me out

  56. Hey!
    Just a question.

    Does anyone know why im getting this weird error from Game Center while I try to register a new account, saying “Internal Server Error” at the end of the registration. Been like this for a while now…

  57. Jorge l Franco I can’t connect to my old farm sense I got a new phone number I was on level 59 my farm used to call 5150 Tepa I can’t remember that good but that was back in 2013 plz fix my problem I i even have tha records on Game Center and still didn’t work I have 154points on hay day game and is been 4 months since I can’t play my level 59 no more so please help me thanks

  58. I NEED HELP! I recently lost my Iphone 5 last Friday. I had my Game Center connected to it with the old username and password thing and now with my new phone I had to resign in. I only can sign in with my Apple ID, which I made way later after I had a Game Center. So they were not connected. Since I had to sign in with my “new” Apple ID it made me make an account since it never had on connected with it. I don’t know how to get my old one back. I lost all game progress with all my games. Even clash of clans is all lost. Please help me! Thank you

  59. what do you do if you transfered your apple id to your new device, but then when you try to upload your GC name, it doesnt allow you to have the old account?

  60. I hit a high score on my game but it didn’t show up on Game Center. I have a SS of it. Is it possible to get it changed?

  61. i’m not signed in to GC, but when i play a game I have to sign in…… when i put in my information and press sign in, it just has a loading sign…. so i can,t play any games!

  62. I call “False”. It doesn’t work anymore and there’s no help on how to fix it. I’ve been looking online for hours. I can log in, and in fact I CAN’T log out in settings. It shows my profile and my friends, but not my games or the leaderboards. It won’t connect with any games. My internet connection works fine. I would happily uninstall and reinstall it, if that were an option. How do I get help from the developers?

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  65. I have an ipod touch 4 gen and i tried to click to reset my password and it wouldnt let me click on it

  66. Ok first off if you know where I can talk with someone over the phone like I don’t know “CUSTOMER SUPPORT” that would be great but any ways my problem still stands. I made a Game Center account when it first came out and I have no clue what my Apple ID was that I attached with it (Or even if it had an Apple ID) but My Username was/is “S. E. E.” and I want to know if it is possible to find out what my Apple ID is since I know this Game Center account is still floating out in space somewhere because it says the name “S. E. E.” is already taken, hence by me, so if you can help me at all with this I would be extremely grateful :)

    • When I say “S. E. E.” is already taken, I mean that I have tried to create a new account (since I haven’t been able to get my old one) and it says that the name “S. E. E.” is already taken, which means my old account hasn’t been deleted

  67. I used a Game Center account which was not my real Apple ID account and I need to find out what the email and password I used is, how can I do that ?

  68. It says “could not connect to game center server”. I tried resetting my iPad multiple times and it didn’t work! Help!

  69. My gamecenter account logged out and when u logged back in it asks me to make a new nickname and when I put in my orginal nickname it says it already been used and some of my games have been reset after that, plz help me I don’t know what happened.

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  71. PLEASE HELP! You seem to have been very helpful for many, so thank you first of all! But the Game Center achievment system is broken :( I have ios8.0.2 on a iphone 5c, if this helps. But when I finish doing a achievment in a game, it doesn’t give me the points, or say that I did it! For example, getting past 2k meters in Jetpack Joyride, which it says I have done inside the game. Still says I never did in Game Center.

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  74. Gamecenter is telling me to create a nickname when I already created a nickname and it’s telling me this when I try to log in. I don’t want to create one because im a afraid I will lose my game progress

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