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How to Join (and leave) a Minecraft Beta

Essential information before participating in a Minecraft Beta

  • You will not have access to Realms and will not be able to join non-beta players while you're previewing the beta
  • Beta builds will likely be unstable and are not representative of final version quality. Please backup your Worlds before joining the beta
  • Finished releases may not include all changes and fixes from the beta to preserve stability and may slip to a later release
  • Report bugs to bugs.mojang.com and all feedback to feedback.minecraft.net

Opting into and out of beta

  • Xbox One and Windows 10 players can opt in and out of the beta from the Xbox Insider Hub appPlease be aware that opting in and out of the beta may affect all user accounts on a shared device*For Windows 10 players, we have a video that shows this process:  https://youtu.be/VcpNfG_3irw
  • Android players can opt in and out from the Minecraft page of the Google Play Store.
  • Please bear in mind that un-enrolling from the Minecraft Beta can sometimes take up to 24 hours

 Detailed Xbox Opt Out Steps

  1. Open the Xbox Insider Hub app and unenroll from the beta.
  2. Uninstall Minecraft.
  3. Hard reset the Xbox console by holding down the power button until the console turns off, wait 10 seconds, then turn the console back on.
  4. Reinstall Minecraft from the Ready to Install section of Games & Apps.

Detailed Windows 10 Opt Out Steps

  1. Be sure to backup your worlds first!
  2. Open the Xbox Insider Hub app and unenroll from the beta.
  3. Uninstall Minecraft.
  4. Reinstall Minecraft from Microsoft Store app.

Multiple Users on One Device

Please be aware that if you have multiple users and/or Xbox Live accounts signed in to your Windows 10 device, you will need to make sure that each user has:

  • Backed up any world saves
  • Signed in to their respective Windows and Xbox Live accounts
  • Unenrolled from the beta
  • Uninstalled the beta version of the game

After each user has completed those steps, it should be possible to download the non-beta version of the game.

Do you have a Windows 10 PC that is stuck on the beta still and you don't want to be? Try the Windows store troubleshooter, it resolves the issue for most people:

Run this troubleshooter to fix problems with apps from Microsoft Store.

If you have problems, please contact Xbox support for further assistance: http://support.xbox.com

You can also bookmark aka.ms/MinecraftXIP or this page for future reference.

Last Updated - 2021-05-12 14:18:20 UTC

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