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How Do I Delete Game Center from My iPhone?

The question “How do I delete game center from my iPhone?” has become pretty frequent among iPhone users. The game center may be nice and all but the insane notifications you get might be really annoying. You even get notifications from apps you had already uninstalled! If that doesn’t bug you, then I don’t know what will.

This is more than enough reason to push you to delete the game center on your iPhone. Can you delete the game center? How do you do it? This article will give you all the answers you need, keep on reading.

 

Can I Delete Game Center from My iPhone?

After thinking of getting rid of the game center. The next question you might ask yourself could be “is it even possible?”

Game center is an in built app on your iPhone very much like your calculator, calendar and alarm apps. It will not be possible for you to delete the app totally from your iPhone. The best thing you can do is to disable the app.

Disabling the app is just as good as deleting the app. When you do this, you will stop getting notifications from game center. You won’t be able to use the app again since it is disabled, this means that game center will not be able to run like the rest of the apps on your iPhone. It will remain dominant.

Disabling the app should be good enough for you if you were planning on deleting the app and getting rid of it. If disabling the app works perfectly how can you disable game center in order to get rid of the notifications and features of the app?

 

How Do I Delete Game Center from My iPhone?

Like we stated above, in order to “delete” game center it would mean you will have to disable the app totally. The process of disabling the app is a pretty straight forward process, you can do this by turning off game center through the settings on your iPhone. The whole process is really quick and easy, here’s how you do it:

  1. Open the settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down the list of options and tap on “game center”.
  3. On the next page, you should see an option titled “game center”. Tap on it to toggle it off.

Try restarting your iPhone to see if you have successfully disabled the game center and its features. If it works, you shouldn’t be able to get notifications anymore.

 

Why Can’t I Delete Game Center from My iPhone?

If the above process didn’t work to delete or disable game center on your iPhone, it could be that you are using iOS 9 or older. If you’re using an iOS 9 or older, the only option you have is to hide the game center on your iPhone. 

In iOS 9, game center exists as a stand-alone app. This makes it really hard to delete or disable it, the best thing you can do is to hide the app. This doesn’t remove the app from your iPhone, it only takes it out of your sight. 

The feature to disable the game center was only introduced iOS 10 and newer. If you are using iOS 9 and older, the best alternative for you is to log out of your account and hide the game center app. This article will show you exactly how you can do that. Here’s what you need to do to logout:

  1. Open the game center app.
  2. Next, tap on the “account” option.
  3.  On the next screen, tap on “sign out”.

 

Or you could try another alternative below:

  1. Open the settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Under iTunes U, tap on “game center”.
  3. On the next screen you will see “apple ID”, tap on it.
  4. You will have to put in your ID and available passwords.
  5. Tap on “sign out”.

 

After following any of the above steps to log out of your game center account, the next thing you need to do is to create a folder so you can hide the game center app and move it out of your view. Here’s what you need to do to hide the app:

  1. Go back to the home screen of your iPhone and create a folder.
  2. Move game center into the new folder you had just created.
  3. You can move the new folder to the last display screen on your iPhone so you don’t get to see it anymore.

After following these steps, you’ve successfully hidden the game center. You shouldn’t get notifications or anything from the app anymore since you had logged out, it will basically feel like it is non-existent. 

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How Do I Delete Game Center Data on My iPhone? 

If you also plan on getting rid of all the data on game center, it is also really possible and you will get to find out how easy it is. All the apps on your phone usually stores information based on the activities you had done in the apps.

The same applies to game center. It stores your information and progress on certain games you may have been playing prior to wanting to delete the app. If you are thinking of also deleting game center data on your iPhone, then follow the steps below to do that:

  1. Open the settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your name or profile.
  3. Tap on iCloud.
  4. Tap on the “manage storage” option.
  5. Scroll the list of apps and tap on game center.
  6. On the next screen, tap on “delete documents & data”.

That is all there is to deleting game center data on your iPhone. 

 

Conclusion

Using the steps on this article to delete game center on your iPhone makes it really easy. If you’re using an iOS 9 and older, you can still use the tips provided in this article to get rid of game center on your iPhone if you can’t toggle it off in the settings app.

 

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