can't connect to Game Centre
The Game Center is "unable to load data due to network connectivity issues or errors". My internet is fine: all other apps that do not rely on the Game Center work, as does my browser and other online functions. Closing the Game Center app and then reopening it is ineffective. This issue has gone on for a week now. The "turn it off then back on again, refresh the system, delete something to free up the space, etc etc" that are the basic first suggestions for trouble shooting have not solved the issue. Games which can be linked to the Game Center to connect with friends simply fail to link. I cannot play games with friends unless the app can also link to Facebook and connect to friends from there.
When I open the Game Center, I see the bubbles float gently. Clicking on Games, or Friends or Challenges results in a message "unable to load data due to network connectivity issues or errors". the Game Center is completely unresponsive and this problem began with no warning .
Searching the net I have found numerous people having the same problem, but not a single solution. Can someone please help.