• One of my friends, Alice, has an iPad 2nd gen with iOS9.3.5 installed on it.
  • My other friend, Bob, has an iPad 4th gen, recently iOS10.0.1 installed on it.

The Game Center app was removed when Bob upgraded to iOS10, and he can't friend Alice or accept her friend request. Alice can't receive the Game Invite Link from Bob because iOS9 thinks it's an iCloud document, opening it in Safari.

How can Alice and Bob play online multiplayer games (e.g. Super Stickman Golf 2) over the internet together?

  • What happens when the link loads in Safari? Anything? Based on what I've read, in iOS 10 the invite would appear as a rich message (basically showing that it's Game Center and allowing launching directly), but it sounds like it should degrade gracefully in that in prior versions, you just get a link (something like icloud.com/share/0pVZ0ltWfeGmc806iDQMQ8w8A) in Messages that once tapped accepts the invite. At that point you might need to launch the game manually. Has that been tried? – tubedogg Sep 19 '16 at 3:16
  • Bob can try to connect his account on Alice's phone to accept the invite ? – StrawHara Sep 21 '16 at 11:53
  • @Tubedogg It just comes up as a document that iCloud can't open. – wizzwizz4 Sep 21 '16 at 15:38
  • @MrMojoRisin Thanks for fixing up the question! They've already tried that; it seems the entire Game Center system is down. Bob thinks it might be an IP block, because Dave's iOS9 device couldn't friend Alice either. – wizzwizz4 Sep 21 '16 at 15:41

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