Game Center is an online gaming network created specifically for Apple mobile devices including the iPad and iPod touch. This feature allows you to connect with your friends, invite other people to compete in a game, and start a multiplayer match. Do note that multiplayer feature isn’t always available since only certain games support it. Nevertheless, the Game Center app still gives many gamers a place to hang out and climb up and down with their high score on the leaderboard.
I used to think that as soon as my iPhone is connected to one Game Center account, then I can’t change it. This misconception also exists in many users as well. The truth is you can always create a new Game Center account and go on with all your games.
In today’s article, I’ll be showing you two important things: where to find the logout option in the app and how to make a new account on your iPhone or iPad.
How to Logout of Game Center
When you login to any gaming networks online, there is always an option to logout. But it really different with Game Center. In fact, you can’t even find its configurations inside the application.
So where is it?
- Go to the Settings app
- Scroll down and tap on Game Center
- Tap on your Apple ID and select Sign Out
When done, you should a new option called Sign In. I hope the above steps help you understand that when your Game Center account is your Apple ID. Which means if you want to change or create a new Game Center account, you will need to make another Apple ID.
In most cases, a credit card or debit card is required since you will be asked for it when creating a new Apple account.
How to Make a New Game Center Account for your iPhone
- Head over to this page to create another Apple ID
- After you filled out all the information and verify your account, go back to your iPhone
- Open up the Settings app and re-visit the Game Center page
- Tap on Sign In
- Enter the new Apple ID and Password
Whatever you decide to come up with, that’s your new Game Center account now. One thing I noticed is that you don’t have to stick with the new Apple ID for your App Store. In other words, you can continue using the other account to download apps, purchase music & movies, and use it for other settings.
What’s the point of a new Game Center account?
Nothing unless you play online games such as Clash of Clans or Clash Royale. Since these games are multiplayer, they won’t allow you to start all over again.
Personally, I made a lot of mistakes as a rookie, and I usually mess up my base pretty badly. The only way to redeem from it is starting as a new player, and that demands you to have a different account.
I hope that help and enjoy your new Game Center account.
Where Is the Game Center App in iOS 10?
Apple released iOS 10 with a handful of new features including a revamped lock screen, new widget areas, and many enhancements to their stock apps. While these changes are beneficial to the overall user experience, the update has made it difficult for regular and experienced users to get the hang of.
Take the Game Center app for example. When you upgrade to iOS 10, you will notice that there will an app missing on the home screen. Yeah, Apple has removed the dedicated Game Center app. All the other functionality like sending invites has been moved as well. The invite feature now uses the iMessage app to send invites or directly within the game itself.
Just like I mentioned in the beginning of this post, you can access your Game Center account by going to Settings > and scroll down until you see Game Center. This tab is grouped with other utility apps such as Music and iBooks.