How to Add Friends to Game Center in iOS 13 on iPhone or iPad

Game Center is Apple’s way of making games social, more fun, and entertaining. Many titles that you find on the App Store link to the Game Center so you can have a common leaderboard. But the real beauty of Game Center is when you can have your friends on it, compare scores, compete with them on your favorite games, and more. Let us look at the easy steps to add and remove friends in the Game Center on iPhone and iPad.

How to Add Friends in Game Center in iOS 13

  1. Open Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap Game Center.
    Note:
    If it is disabled, switch it ON. After that, sign in with your Apple ID.
  3. Tap on Add Friends.Open Settings Tap on Game Center and Tap Add Friends
  4. iMessage screen will automatically come up. Type a person’s name or number. You may also tap on the small plus icon from top right. Now, tap on a contact name to select it. You can send a friend request to only one person at a time.
  5. Tap on the blue send button.Send Request to Add Friends to Game Center on iPhone and iPad
  6. Once the person accepts your request, you two become ‘Friends’ on Game Center.

Please note that the recipient can not accept this friend request on earlier versions of iOS, computer, or Android phone. He needs to click the link in the text message on an iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 device.

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Game Center Not Sending Add Friend Request from iPhone?

Are you not able to send friend request in Game Center? It is likely that you may not see the iMessage screen in step 4 above. A popup may say ‘there was an error.’

If this happens, the first thing is to make sure you have decent internet connectivity. In case the issue continues, force quit all open apps, including Settings app, and try the process again. If the problem persists, restart your iPhone or iPad. The issue will be successfully fixed. Finally, if nothing helps, tap on Sign Out from the bottom of Game Center screen and sign in again.

How to Remove a Friend from Game Center on iPhone or iPad

No longer want to remain connected with a person on Game Center? Well, it is just as easy to remove friends as it was to add them. Here is how.

  1. Open Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap Game Center.
  3. Tap on Friends.Send Request to Add Friends to Game Center on iPhone and iPad
  4. Swipe right to left on a friend’s name.
  5. Tap on Remove.Swipe Left on Friend's Name and Tap on Remove
  6. Now, Tap on Unfriend.Tap on Unfriend to Remove a Friend from Game Center on iPhone and iPad

You are no longer friends with the concerned person.

That’s all about it, mate!

This was how to make use of Game Center by adding friends. Since it is linked with your Apple ID and iCloud, the changes that you make are synced to all your devices. This makes sure that you have access to your game saves, high scores, and friends on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

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