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For Seniors: Purchase and Download Games on iPhone 4S

After you have a set up a Games Center account on your iPhone 4S, you are ready to download games to your iPhone. Open Game Center and sign into your account to get started.

  1. Tap the Games button at the bottom of the screen, scroll to the bottom, and then tap Find Game Center Games.

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  2. In the list of games that appears, scroll through the list of featured games. To view different games, tap either the Top 25 or Categories button at the bottom of the screen.

    Note: Accessing these from the Game Center displays only game apps, as opposed to accessing apps from the App Store, which shows you all categories of apps.

  3. To search for a particular title, tap the Search button and enter the name by using the onscreen keyboard.

  4. Tap a game title to view information about it.

    To buy a game, tap the button labeled with either the word free or the price (such as $1.99). Then tap the button again, which is now labeled Buy Now.

  5. A dialog appears, asking for your Apple ID and password. Enter these and tap OK.

  6. Another verification dialog appears, asking you to sign in.

    Follow the instructions on the next couple of screens to enter your password and verify your payment information if this is the first time you’ve signed in to your account from this device.

  7. When the verification dialog appears, tap Buy. The game downloads.

If you've added friends to your account, you can go to the Friends page and view games that your friends have downloaded. To purchase one of these games, just tap it in your friend’s list and, at the top of the screen that appears, tap the button labeled with the game’s price.

You may see buttons labeled Buy It Now or Available at the App Store while you’re exploring game recommendations in the Games section of Game Center. Tapping such a button takes you from Game Center directly to the App Store to buy the game.

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