Remove game center?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by CaptBill, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm probably the only Mac user in this part of the Milky Way who will ask this, but,
    I want to remove Game Center from MY 3G-S. Any way to do this? (underscores intentional).
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    Apple thinks everyone wants to play games on their phone. Unfortunately like all their native apps, you can't delete them. Best you can do it put them in a folder out of the way.
     
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    SpaceKitty

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    There may be a setting in settings/general/restrictions that may enable you to hide the app like you can with YouTube and some others.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    I'm not seeing a way to hide the game center app there.
     
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    SpaceKitty

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    As I said above:

    settings/general/restrictions
     
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    yayitsezekiel

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    if your iPhone is jailbroken, you can download an app called Poof! that will allow you to hide apps
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    And as I said, I am not seeing it in there.
     
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    SpaceKitty

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    It's there on all three of my phones running 4.0. Not sure what to tell you.
     
  9. macrumors 68030

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    There is nothing in that area of settings to hide the game center app. Other apps yes, but not for game center.
     
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    SpaceKitty

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    I never said there was. I told the OP to check in case there was the option to hide it.
     
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    SpaceKitty

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    That's correct. The only thing I see on 4.1 now is the option to enable or disable multiplayer games. You can't hide the app like you can with YouTube and Safari and a few others.
     
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    parish

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    No you're not - I want to get rid too.

    My 3GS is running 4.1 and the only thing I find in Restrictions related to Game Center is the ability to disable multi-player games, which doesn't hide the icon. GC doesn't appear in the Allow list - does it on yours?
     
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    SpaceKitty

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    It is not an option. I simply said to check and see if it was since I wD not running 4.1. I have since upgraded one of my phones just to check this out. You can't hide game center like you can YouTube.
     
  14. macrumors 68030

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    I initially said I'm not seeing a way to hide the game center app there (meaning in settings). Apparently my replies confused you.
     
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    SpaceKitty

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    Yes, I did get confused. I apologize. :)
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    Remove Game Center

    Yes you can. You can de-activate Game Center by doing the following:
    Open Settings > General > Restrictions (you need password)
    Than scroll down list to <Game Center> > Multigamer settings and switch off...
    As simple as that. I also found this very annoying the more because this Game Center does not at all look like it's coming from Apple. That's why at first I thought my iPod was hacked after I downloaded some App. and Game Center installed itself without even asking... Not much Apple like!
     
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    SpaceKitty

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    That doesn't remove Game Center. I tried that a few days ago.

    Currently, there is no way to remove it at all.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    Remove Game center

    If your phone is jailbroken, you can use iFile to navigate to /Application folder and delete the Gamecenter.app. Reboot , done!!!!
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Removing unwanted app(s) from iphone

    Hi guys, It's possible. ios is a mac based operating system. The process of removing app(s) is same.

    Use "iFunbox"(www.i-funbox.com) client and go to Applications(System) in left pane, then delete the "Game Center~iphone.app". Reboot your device.

    DO NOT DELETE ANY OTHER APP(S), because it may cause harm to the operating system.
     
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    lucifiel

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    I'm not so sure that's a good idea, who knows what depends on the app to run in the iOS...

    The safer approach is suggested above: just hide the icon with SBSettings. That way if some app needs it to run, you won't be screwed.
     
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    milani

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    Hopefully hidden folders is an option in iOS 4.2. That, or Apple allows users to turn off certain apps (like how you can enable/disable the Nike+iPod app). Until then, you're only option is to put it in a folder and or put it as far back in your home screen pages as possible.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Poof

    Excellent, game centre, stocks, nike all gone
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    managed to remove stocks and game center app through jailbreak and ssh. :D
     

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