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How to disable Game Center Notification in iOS

iPad and iPhone users always get a welcome notification message from the Game Center app at the top of the screen, when they launch any game on their device. This welcome notification can be annoying as it prevents you from accessing the game menu and leaves you with no choice but to wait a few seconds until it disappears from your screen. If you want to get rid of this notification so that you don’t have to waste any time and can can access the game menu quicker, here we will tell you what you can do.

While Game Center is a default iOS app, the majority of people don’t even use it on their iPhone or iPad. It is not possible to remove the app from your device. However, you can disable the notification and hide the app to regain some seconds when accessing the game menu. The Game Center icon can be hidden in a folder, but that won’t stop the welcome banner from appearing. In order to avoid the notification from Game Center you can follow the below steps. They should work on iPhone and iPad running iOS 8 and above.

How to stop Game Center notification

While there is no option to simply disable Game Center notifications, there is a way in which you can stop the notifications from appearing. It should be noted that Game Center is linked to your Apple account. If you are not logged in Game Center in your device, you shouldn’t get any alerts or notifications. Here is what you can do:

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down and locate “Game Center”.
  3. Then tap on Apple ID
  4. Tap the Sign Out button and that is it. Now that you are not logged in to Game Center, you won’t have to deal with the notifications.

Is your device jailbroken?

If your iPhone or iPad is already jailbroken, there is an alternative solution that will allow you to get rid of every game notification. You can install “DisableWelcomeBanner”, a Cydia tweak available from Kinchan’s repo. It is designed to remove game notifications permanently. Keep in mind that jailbreaking is a process that could void the warranty of your device and if you don’t do it properly, it can damage your iPhone or iPad. It is important to be careful when following this process. The advantage of jailbreaking your iOS device is that you will be able to install apps that are not available in the App Store and will enjoy more flexibility on your device.

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