Up until recently, I almost always accepted GameCenter invites from whoever. I like playing games on my iPhone and iPad and always welcome a worthy opponent. However, there are a lot of people out there cheating and faking scores. While I handled some of this by just deleting them, I also realized that there is a way to report these accounts via GameCenter.
While I don’t take GameCenter that seriously, nor leaderboards, it still sucks when a few bad eggs try and ruin the fun for everyone. So if you end up with a GameCenter cheater on your friend’s list, be sure to report them before you delete them by following these steps:
How to report GameCenter cheating from your iPhone or iPad
- Launch the GameCenter app and tap Friends in the bottom navigation.
- Find the person in question in your friend’s list and tap on their name.
- Tap on the three dots in the top navigation and choose Report a Problem.
- This is where you can select the cheating option.
Notice you can report GameCenter cheating and people using inappropriate pictures and handles. When people try and add me with these, I now try and make a conscious effort to report them.
I think about my young niece or nephew stumbling upon these people while playing games and it makes me cringe. These controls are there for a reason. And people like this are why we can’t have nice things.
So do us all a favor and report any sketchiness you see in GameCenter, whenever you see it.
As a side note, you can do this same thing on your Mac by clicking on the gear icon next to a player’s profile.