Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Ok so one BIG thing we’re noticing with today’s update greatly impacts those Tappers playing on an iOS Device, and that’s changes to Origin from inside TSTO. Now Origin on iOS looks exactly like it does on Android. What does that mean for you? Let’s take a closer look….
Before iOS devices had their own version of the Origin Desktop Manger inside TSTO. It. Was. AWESOME. But now…not so much. The biggest question/complaint we’re seeing is…”Now how the heck do I delete neighbors?!” Well previously you could just go into your Neighbors list, tap the Origin Logo, find the friend to delete & poof press delete and they were gone! Now…not so simple.
Now to delete friends in iOS you’ll have to follow the same steps you do with Android. And that’s mainly to download the Origin Desktop Manger. Here are the steps to delete friends via the Origin Desktop Manager:
To download the program visit www.origin.com. From there you’ll want to click Download Origin in the top right corner:
Once you’ve clicked on the Download link it will take you to another page where you can choose to download for a PC or a Mac:
Once you’ve downloaded the program and launched it from your desktop the login screen will appear:
After you’ve typed in your username and password the program will launch and you’ll be able to completely manage your origin account:
To Add/Delete Friends from Tapped-Out via the Origin Program you simple click on Friends in the top left, and then select show friends list from the drop down menu:
From there your friends list will appear (usually to the right) in a long list.
To Add friends simply click on the Add Friend button on the bottom of the list and a box will appear to search friends. Follow the on screen instructions to add friends:
To delete friends, simply find the friend you’re looking to delete in the list, click on their name, and select unfriend from the drop down list. Follow the on screen instructions to finish deleting the friend:
Alternatively, you can also delete friends from your iOS device itself. However, it does require another App & that App is Scrabble. Yes…I said Scrabble! We have a full post about using Scrabble to delete Origin friends that you can find here. And while that post does said Droid…I have confirmed it works for iOS devices too!
Additionally, the way iOS users will Add Friends looks different now too. In the past you would click on the Origin Logo and add friends that way. Now it’s the same concept but a little different way to do it. Here are the steps to add friends:
On the bottom right you’ll see another Milhouse and Bart icon, but this time it will have a + on it:
Tap the icon and it will bring up a “Add Friends” box on your screen:
Just type in the Origin ID you wish to add and follow the on screen instructions. And invitation will be sent to your friend and if/when they accept it they’ll be added to your Neighbor-eeno screen.
Now the next new feature is…. if you’ve been sent friends requests, the number will appear as a little orange number in the friends icon in the lower right corner. Here’s how it looks in Bunny’s town:
Ok Tappers, those are the BIG changes to the game for iOS Users. Android players…don’t worry. Origin will work exactly the same for you today as it did yesterday.
Hope this helps clear up some of the confusion out there!
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