Add friends, challenge your rivals, and track your achievements, all with Game Center.
game Center isn’t just for keeping track of the games on your device; it also feeds that competitive edge we all have in us. Apple makes it easy for you to compete with your friends — or even strangers — to see who is really the best! Of course, in order to do so you will have to learn how to manage your game Center account.
How to add friends to game Center on iPhone and iPadHow to accept game Center friend requests on iPhone and iPadHow to remove a friend from game Center on iPhone and iPadHow to view leaderboards, achievements, and more with game Center on iPhone and iPadHow to recommend games to friends with game Center on iPhone and iPadHow to start a multiplayer game through game Center on iPhone and iPad
game Center provides a great way to connect with existing friends playing the same games as you, as well as the ability to play with new ones. If you have a friend who you’d like play against, you can add them as a friend in game Center.
Tap the add button. It’s the + in the top right corner.
Type in their game Center ID if you know it or their email address if you don’t. You can also customize the message they will receive if you’d like.
Tap the Send button in the top right corner. The recipient will now receive a notification that you’ve requested to add them. If they don’t already have game Center, they’ll be emailed an invitation to create a login.
How to accept game Center friend requests on iPhone and iPad
Tap on the Accept bubble. Alternatively, if you don’t want to add a person you can tap on the Ignore bubble.
That’s it. The contacts will either be added to your game Center friends list or rejected based on which option you chose.
How to remove a friend from game Center on iPhone and iPad
If you use game Center to play a lot of multiplayer games, you may end up accumulating a lot of friends. If you’re getting too many requests (somebody’s popular…) or just want to clean up your game Center friends list a little, you can easily remove friends from game Canter at any time.
Tap on the Unfriend button that appears on the right side of the screen.
How to view leaderboards, achievements, and more with game Center on iPhone and iPad
If you play a lot of multiplayer games on your iPhone or iPad and have a game Center account, you can easily create matches and play against your friends. game Center is also great for tracking achievements inside a game as well as leaderboard standings between you and your friends.
Here you can toggle between leaderboards, achievements, and who among your friends is playing that game. Tapping into any of the leaderboards or achievements will show you how you rank against all of your friends.
How to recommend games to friends with game Center on iPhone and iPad
For most people, game Center is all about matching up with friends and competing for rankings and checking out leaderboards. It’s not much fun, though, if you don’t have anyone to play against. If you’ve found a particularly cool multiplayer game in the app Store that you think your friends would like, game Center makes it easy to tell them about it, complete with a link to the game in the app Store.
Tap on the game you would like to share
Tap the more options button. It’s the … in the top right corner of your screen.
Tap on the Share button.
From here you will be able to send a text message, an email, or even create a social media post telling people why they should play it. The message will include a link to the app Store, so your friends can download it and join you as fast as possible.
game Center is all about playing games online with friends and competing for leaderboard rankings. While you can start multiplayer games and challenge friends from within most games, you can also initiate multiplayer games from within game Center itself.
Launch the game Center app from your Home screen.Tap on the Friends bubble.
Tap on the friend you want to play a game with.
Tap on the games bubble.Tap on the game you want to play with them that’s under the Games in Common section.
Tap on the friend that you want to play the game with.
Tap on Play a game.
Tap on the Play Now bubble.
It’s worth noting that you can challenge friends to other games that you don’t have in common but they’ll be prompted to install or purchase the game if they don’t already have it.
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