Come to think of it, the concept of Game Center is nothing new but the way Apple played it, no pun intended, was really neat. Game Center is Apple’s way of making games social and so, more fun and entertaining.

Games you find on the App Store – many of them – link to the Game Center so you can actually have a common leaderboard. But the real beauty of Game Center is when you can actually have your friends on it, compare scores, compete with them on your favorite games and more.

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Serious games on the iPhone/iPad would probably find this to be a really cool feature. Game Center can be a place you meet new gamer friends but it can also be a place where you add your existing friends.

How to Add Friends to Game Center on iPhone or iPad

In this tutorial, let’s take a look at:

1. How to Add Friends to Game Center on iPhone or iPad

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Adding a friend to the game center is easy if you just know their email ID. If the friend is already on Game Center, it would be pretty easy for him/her to add you back instantly. Here’s how to add:

Step 1: Open Game Center on your iPhone or iPad

Open Game Center on iPhone or iPad
Step 2: Tap on ‘Friends’ on the menu (bottom)

Step 3: Now, tap on the ‘+’ sign on top-right.

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Step 4: You can now type the Game Center ID of the friend. If you don’t know this, just type their email address.

Send Request to Friends to Join Game Center
Step 5: Hit ‘Send’ and wait for the person to accept your invite. Optionally, you can add a personal message just in case you want to tweak it.

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

Step 1: Open Game Center

Step 2: Tap on ‘Friends’; you have a list showing all your friends

Step 3: Swipe sideways on the name of the friend you want remove from the Game Center

Remove Friends from Game Center in iPhone or iPadStep 4: An ‘Remove’ option springs up. Tap that and you’re done.

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So that’s about it.