With the release of iOS 10 back in 2016, Apple introduced new features to iMessage, including the ability to play games with others through the Messages app. Game Pigeon was one of the many games available through the iMessage Store. However, if you’re no longer interested in it, you will want to know how to delete Game Pigeon from your iPhone or iPad.
Table of Contents
- How do you delete Game Pigeon?
- What is Game Pigeon?
- How Can You Hide Game Pigeon from Messages?
- How Do You Delete Game Pigeon from Messages?
- What Should You Do if You Later Want Game Pigeon Back on Your Device?
- How Can You Reinstall Game Pigeon on Your iPhone or iPad?
- Other Tips to Keep in Mind
How do you delete Game Pigeon?
You can delete Game Pigeon from your iPhone or iPad directly through the Messages app. However, you have a few other options to delete it so that it no longer appears in Messages. If you prefer to hide Game Pigeon in case you might be interested in it again in the future, you can do that as well.
Game Pigeon is a fun collection of games for the Messages app on iPhone and iPad that you can use to play with friends. However, it’s normal to become bored and stop playing certain games over time. If you haven’t touched Game Pigeon for some time, you can easily delete it from your devices.
What is Game Pigeon?
Game Pigeon is an app for Messages that includes a collection of fun games that you can play with others. It was released in September 2016 after iOS 10 was released and gave iPhone and iPad users. The app includes 8-Ball, Poker, Sea Battle, Anagrams, and Gomoku for users’ entertainment.
How Can You Hide Game Pigeon from Messages?
One of the first steps you have to take when you decide you want to delete Game Pigeon from your iPhone or iPad’s Messages app is to remove it from your favorites.
You can do that by putting your finger on the horizontal app drawer and dragging all the way left, then tapping on Game Pigeon. Next, you will want to swipe left, which will effectively remove the game from your favorites.
Hiding Game Pigeon from your favorites doesn’t mean that it’s deleted. Instead, you won’t have to see it anymore, which means you don’t have to worry about getting distracted and tempted to play games on it when you’re supposed to be doing something more constructive.
You can also use the Edit button on the top right of the screen of your iPhone or iPad. Using this method, you have to toggle instead of swipe. You can hide the Game Pigeon app but recover it at any point in the future if you don’t want to completely part with it.
How Do You Delete Game Pigeon from Messages?
If your goal is to delete Game Pigeon from your iPhone or iPad altogether, you should access the Messages app and select a contact or tap on “New Message.” Follow the same steps for hiding the app from your favorites, and then swipe left on the horizontal app drawer to drag it all the way left.
From there, you will want to tap on the option “More.” Swipe left on Game Pigeon from the “More Apps” option to delete it from your Messages app.
Another way you can delete Game Pigeon from Messages on your iPhone or iPad is to go into the Messages app to have a conversation. Go down to the row of apps below and press on the “More” button, which is the one with three dots on it. You can then click on Edit.
Under “More Apps,” you can find Game Pigeon and then toggle it off by pressing the button on the right of it. Alternatively, you can swipe to the left and then press “Delete.”
What Should You Do if You Later Want Game Pigeon Back on Your Device?
If you should ever decide in the future that you want Game Pigeon back, you should be able to easily find it. Remember that it’s not an app you can find in the regular App Store as it’s an iMessage app and should be located in the iMessage App Store instead.
If you can’t remember whether you’ve deleted or merely hidden Game Pigeon on your iPhone or iPad, you can double check. Go into your Messages app and select a conversation.
Then, tap on the More button to check whether or not you still have Game Pigeon, albeit hidden.
If you no longer have Game Pigeon and it’s not hidden on your device, you can just go back into the iMessage App Store and re-download it.
How Can You Reinstall Game Pigeon on Your iPhone or iPad?
Reinstalling Game Pigeon on your iPhone or iPad is simple. You can do so by going to the regular App Store or the iMessage App Store and searching for it.
On the regular App Store, search for Game Pigeon. Once you find it, click on “Get” and it will immediately begin downloading onto your device.
To find Game Pigeon on the iMessage App Store, go into the Messages app and select a conversation.
You can click on the iMessage App Store icon on the apps on the bottom row below the text box. Search for Game Pigeon and press the cloud icon when it appears.
If this is your first time downloading Game Pigeon, press “Get” to begin installing it.
Other Tips to Keep in Mind
You can only use Game Pigeon on an iPhone or iPad that’s running at least iOS 10 or later. If you have an older iPod touch that does not get at least iOS 10, you won’t be able to download the app.
Likewise, you cannot use Game Pigeon on any iPhone or iPad that is too old to get anything past iOS 9.
Deleting Game Pigeon is easy and can be done with a few short steps. You have a couple of different methods for removing the app from your iPhone or iPad’s Messages app. At the same time, you can also always get it back if you later come to realize that you miss it.