This article documents the steps for searching and recovering a missing world in Minecraft on iOS devices. Start with these steps:
- Make sure your app is up to date by going to the App store and selecting Update. If updating the app isn't available, it's most likely up to date.
- Open the Minecraft Marketplace.
- Select the Store.
- Scroll down to purchases and select Restore Purchases.
If you made your purchases through the App Store you can also restore your purchases in the App Store. Doing so requires that you use the account associated with the Apple device.
To restore missing game data, you can either check if it has been stored in Apple iCloud storage or through the iTunes backup. This restoration will work only if you have the iCloud file sharing service enabled on your device.
Please note that the standard storage space for the iCloud on Apple devices is 5GB unless you purchase more space. The iCloud service prioritizes space by backing up necessary data. This means the Phonebook, Camera, and Text messages will be backed up first.
You can retrieve game data when you reinstall the game application for iCloud and iTunes, as follows.
Recovery from iCloud
For use with files that have been backed up automatically with iCloud:
- Go to Settings.
- Select iCloud.
- Go to Storage and Backup.
- Select the backup you want to restore.
- Wait until the restoration completes.
Recovery from iTunes
For use with files that have been backed up or synced with iTunes:
- Connect the iOS device to your computer, open iTunes, and choose the device.
- Select Apps, and then scroll down below the list of apps to file sharing.
- "Apps in the list below can share documents between the iPhone and the computer".
- Select Minecraft PE.
- To the right, there is now a folder symbol called "games". Select to highlight this folder.
- Scroll down and choose Save to.
- When restoring click Add.
- When you restart the application go to your worlds to confirm they are there.