1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I have two iPad minis for my daughters. I'm trying to set up their Game Center so that they can play each other in some of their games. I cannot get either one to receive the friend request (or a friend request I have sent them). I've tried with all restrictions turned "off" and have the Game Center options checked to be able to receive friend requests. Any help?
    12-23-2016 09:22 AM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! This is now done from within the game apps. There should be a game center option in the participating games.
    Here's one in Ball Hop Bowling. Tap the game center icon, and all you need is there.

    12-23-2016 01:18 PM
  3. Lee Rickard's Avatar
    I'm not sure that is it. The game doesn't give me that option (Hill Climber 2). Also, if you only connect through the individual game app, why is there an "add friend" option in Game Center?
    12-23-2016 02:01 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm not sure that is it. The game doesn't give me that option (Hill Climber 2). Also, if you only connect through the individual game app, why is there an "add friend" option in Game Center?
    Are you talking about game center in settlngs? I don't see an add friend option in settings. Are you on iOS 10? If so, there is no more game center app.
    12-23-2016 02:45 PM
  5. Lee Rickard's Avatar
    Ok, now I'm really confused! When I check the iPad version, it says iOS 9.3.5 and "your software is up to date".

    It sounds like my problem with game center is that I'm running an incompatible OS. But now my next question is why my iPad is running an older OS and saying I'm "up to date". Sorry, I'm not an Apple guy.
    12-24-2016 06:12 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Ok, now I'm really confused! When I check the iPad version, it says iOS 9.3.5 and "your software is up to date".

    It sounds like my problem with game center is that I'm running an incompatible OS. But now my next question is why my iPad is running an older OS and saying I'm "up to date". Sorry, I'm not an Apple guy.
    If it's an older iPad, it may not support iOS 10.

    The list of devices that are not compatible with the latest iOS include:
    The iPad with Retina Display (3rd Gen) and older 9.7-inch iPads.
    The iPad Mini.
    The iPod Touch 5th-generation and older iPod Touch models.
    The iPhone 4S and older iPhone models.

    If 9.3.5 is the latest it supports, then it will say "up to date". For that device.
    12-24-2016 07:50 AM
  7. darius_robin's Avatar
    I have two iPad minis for my daughters.
    Looks like your iPad minis are the first generation ones, which do not support iOS 10, and therefore still have Game Center, which iOS 10 doesn't.

    If you had the second generation (like me) or further, it would support iOS 10.
    Attached Thumbnails Game center not receiving friend requests?-img_0100.png  
    12-31-2016 10:12 AM

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