We all know that securing our account(s) with Google Play or Gamecenter is very important to not lose years of game progress when losing your device. Now Supercell started a service called Supercell ID and I want to show you everything you need to know about it.
ATTENTION!!!! The comment section is flooded of the “lost” village & email verification issue. I added a section at the end of this article that will tell you what you need to do to not have to confirm with email every single time you change your Supercell ID and also how to add more villages once you have created your first Supercell ID
What’s Supercell ID
You have been able to connect your account with either Google Play Service or Gamecenter and when you get a new smartphone or tablet, you could easily load your village there or sync your game progress between multiple devices, like playing the same village on your smartphone and your tablet.
Well, this worked but had multiple problems:
- Switching between accounts is not that easy
- Syncing between iOS & Android devices is pretty much a pain with the linking
That’s where Supercell ID now comes into the game – a centralized service that will save your progress accross all different systems with one single ID, especially if you use iOS & Andoird devices and play multiple accounts, you will love Supercell ID 🙂
Multiple Accounts Now Supported!
Playing multiple accounts is something many people do in Clash of Clans, but it was not supported by Supercell officially – now looking at the FAQ of the Supercell ID in the game, you can see that this will now become officially supported:
Using the Supercell ID instead of Google Play or Gamecenter has multiple advantages:
- No need to type “CONFIRM” anymore
- You can switch accounts in regions where Google is blocked (China etc.)
- Way better way linking your villages accross different platforms
Well, still it takes for Google Play users a little longer until Supercell ID is signed in (loading time), but you don’t have to do the annoying “CONFIRM” typing again.
Attention! There’s no way back once you use Supercell ID, as this is quite new I would suggest you to wait until we have some more community feedback before going to Supercell ID
How to set up Supercell ID
You can find the Supercell ID in the game settings where the “Link Device” option used to be:
WARNING: DO NOT MIXTURE SC ID AND NON-SC ID.
If you use some Supercell IDs and some Non-Supercell IDs in same device, it’ll be a nightmare (you’ll have to enter new confirmation code for each account everytime after using a non-SC ID while switching back to SC ID). So, either use Supercell ID for all your accounts or don’t use Supercell ID for any account.
Once you choose that option, you will only to enter your email address and confirm your email in the confirmation email you will get – after that, you can simply log into any of your villages by just signing in to the according Supercell ID without switching Gamecenter or Google Play accounts on your device 🙂
I really like that idea as it makes it easier for many and also those who have not been playing more than one account due to all the trouble switching accounts might now try it out 🙂
Email Confirmation Problems
Many people here say they are annoyed by always having to wait for the code that is sent via email when switching accounts.
The solution is simple!
Simply mark the “remember this ID” and you won’t need any email confirmation when switching accounts 🙂
First of all, no village is lost – when you got it with Gamecenter or Google Play you haven’t lost any progress.
Especially people with multiple accounts thing they lost villages, but that’s just a misunderstanding. When you added a village to Supercell ID and want to add another one, make sure you’re signed into Gamecenter/Google Play where that “lost” village is connected on your device and then sign off from Supercell ID in Clash of Clans.
Now start Clash of Clans and play through the tutorial – after that the game will ask you to load the village that is connected to Gamecenter or Google Play and you can load it and add another Supercell ID with it 🙂