Here at AngryBirdsNest.com we get so many questions about Apple’s Game Center (“What is it and how do I use it?”) that we decided to put together this handy guide that will walk you through each step of getting Game Center set up and configured. So let’s get started.
First off, what is an iOS device? An iOS device, in short, is any handheld device that runs Apple’s iOS Operating System. That includes any iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Though the 6th generation iPod Nano has a similar screen and icons, it is not considered an iOS device.
So now we know which handhelds are iOS devices, but can all of them run GameCenter? Saddly, no. Game Center is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2 and the 2nd thru 4th Generation iPod Touch. Also those devices must be updated to at least iOS 4.1 or higher. If you’re not sure which OS version you’re running, tap the Settings icon, then General, and finally About. Scroll down until you see “Version” and check your number. If you don’t see at least 4.1 it’s time to upgrade (I actually recommend keeping your device as up-to-date as you can, it’ll help with bugs and app compatibilities).
Updating your device is easy. Connect it to your computer (be sure it has an active internet connection) and go to iTunes. After it’s connected your device will show up in iTunes in the left hand pane. Click on it and then click on Update in the right hand pane. Simple as that! Your computer will now download and install the latest software. It goes without saying, but be sure not to untether your iOS device while it’s updating.
And there you have it! The ins and outs of Game Center. Now get out there, make some friends and start racking up those achievement points! If you need a friend, Bird Leader, can be found in Game Center as “BrodySlater” and FujiToast can be as just that, “FujiToast”.
Note: As some have noticed, there is an icon on the main homescreen for AngryBirdsNest.com. If you too would like an icon on your homescreen, simply follow the steps below!
Step 1: First open safari on your iOS device.
Step 2: Go to AngryBirdsNest.com.
Step 3: Tap on the icon that looks like a box with an arrow pointing to the right.
Step 4: Tap Add to Home Screen.
Step 5: This will open a menu and allow you to name the icon whatever you might like. Tap Add
And just like that, you have quick access to ABN on your homescreen, custom icon and all. Enjoy!