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How to Update Minecraft

In order to play the newest content for Minecraft, your game needs to be updated to the most recent version. Normally, this happens automatically while your device is in standby mode or in use while connected to an active internet connection. However, if you need to manually update your game, this article will explain how to do it.


How do I find my current version number?

The version number can be found on the bottom right of the Minecraft home screen.


Minecraft: Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Start by opening the Minecraft launcher. If you don’t have the launcher you can download it here. The launcher should automatically show you the latest release. If not, press the arrow to the right of the play button and select “Latest Release”. Easy!



Open up App Store or Google Play on your device and search for “Minecraft”. If you own Minecraft already you should be prompted to update Minecraft if it isn’t already updated. If you have the latest version installed just press “Open” and play!


Xbox One

Go to “My Apps & Games”, select Minecraft and press the more options button. From the list, select “Manage game & add-ons” and then “Updates”. Any updates will be available here. If no updates are available here, your game is fully updated!


PlayStation 4

Minecraft for PS4 should update automatically. If updates are not set to automatic on your PS4, you can select the game using the ‘options’ button and then select ‘check for update’ from the new menu.


Windows 10

Minecraft for Windows 10 should update to the latest version automatically. If not, open Microsoft Store, select the three dots in the top right corner and choose “Downloads and updates”. From here, select “Get updates” and all your installed applications should update (including Minecraft)!

Last Updated - 2021-05-11 21:22:10 UTC

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