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Minecraft Installation Issues FAQ

This article addresses installation and update issues for Bedrock versions of Minecraft. If you need assistance with Minecraft: Java Edition installation issues, See the Java Installation Issues FAQ. 

 

In this article  

     What are the device requirements to run Bedrock versions of Minecraft?  

     How to Manually Update Minecraft  

     Uninstall Minecraft  

 

What are the device requirements to run Bedrock versions of Minecraft? 

Minecraft is playable on multiple platforms, each with its own version and device requirements. This article explains the different versions of Minecraft, the devices that they can be played on, any restrictions for those platforms, and where to download and get installation instructions.   

 

Android Devices   

Minecraft for Android devices can be downloaded and purchased from the Play Store. Follow the download and install instructions provided there. 

 

Size: 95.1 MB   

Version: 1.14.60.5   

Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service   

Read from external storage   

Minimum Operating System: Android Lollipop (5.0)   

Android devices are cross-platform compatible   

 

iOS Devices   

Minecraft for iOS can be downloaded and purchased from the App Store. Follow the download and install instructions provided there.  

 

Minecraft for iOS   

Size 309.4 MB   

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch   

Playable on Apple devices that have IOS 10.0 or later    

 

Nintendo   

Minecraft for Nintendo Switch can be downloaded and purchased from the Nintendo eShop. Follow the download and install instructions provided there. 

 

Game file size: 1.1 GB   

Supported Play Modes: TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode   

 

PlayStation®   

Minecraft for PlayStation® can be downloaded and purchased from the PlayStation® Store on PS4TM and PS5TM.  PS Plus is required for online play. Follow the download instructions on the website.  

 

You can play Minecraft for PlayStation® 4 on the following consoles:  

  • PS4TM   
  • PS5TM   
  • PS4® Pro  
  • PlayStation® VR  

 

Minecraft for Windows   

Minecraft for Windows can be downloaded and purchased from The Microsoft Store online and on Windows 10 and above computers, and Minecraft.net. Follow the download instructions on the website where purchased.  

 

Minimum Requirements   

OS: Windows 10 version 17134.0 or higher   

ARCHITECTURE: ARM, x64, x86  

RAM: 4 GB   

CPU: Intel Celeron J4105 | AMD FX-4100  

VIDEO CARD: Intel HD Graphics 4000 | AMD Radeon R5  

DIRECTX: DirectX12FL11  

Recommended Requirements   

OS: Windows 10 version 17134.0 or higher   

ARCHITECTURE: ARM, x64, x86  

RAM:8 GB  

CPU: Intel i7-6500U | AMD A8-6600K   

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 940M | AMD Radeon HD 8570D  

 

Xbox   

Minecraft for Xbox can be purchased and downloaded on the Xbox website through Xbox Game Pass, on the Xbox One or at The Microsoft Store. Follow directions on the site for download and installation. 

 

You can play Minecraft for Xbox One on the following Xbox consoles:   

  • Xbox One  
  • Xbox One S  
  • Xbox One X  
  • Xbox Series X  
  • Xbox Series S  

Your device must meet all minimum requirements to use this product.   

OS:  Xbox One   

   

How to Manually Update Minecraft 

To play the newest content in Minecraft, your game needs to be updated to the most recent version. This should happen 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, you’ll find the instructions for your Minecraft version listed below.   

 

How do I find my current version number? 

Find the version number on the bottom right of the Minecraft home screen.  

 

iOS/Android 

  1. Open App Store or Google Play on your device 
  2. 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 press Open and play.  

 

PlayStation® 4 

Minecraft for PS4™ should update automatically. If updates are not set to automatic on your PS4™: 

  1. Find the game 
  2. Select the Options button 
  3. Select Check for Updates. 

 

Windows 10 and above  

Minecraft for Windows should update to the latest version automatically. If it doesn’t update:  

  1. Open the Microsoft Store,  
  2. Click the three dots in the top right corner 
  3. Click Downloads and updates. 
  4. Click Get updates 

all your installed applications should update (including Minecraft).  

 

Xbox One 

  1. Go to My Apps & Games, 
  2. Select Minecraft 
  3. Select More Options 
  4. Select Manage game & add-ons 
  5. Select Updates  

Any updates will be available here. If no updates are available here, your game is fully updated!  

 

Uninstall Bedrock Versions of Minecraft 

We're sorry to see you go, but we understand that sometimes you need to uninstall the game. We hope it’s to install a different version or to install on a different platform! Here's what you need to know to uninstall Minecraft. 

 

Mobile devices 

The Minecraft application is uninstalled the same way as other applications on your device.  

 

Console 

You can usually uninstall through your console’s settings. If you need help, please contact your console’s support team: Xbox, PlayStation®, or Nintendo. 

 

Minecraft for Windows 

To uninstall Minecraft for Windows: 

  1. Select the Windows icon (bottom-left corner) 
  2. Search for Minecraft 
  3. Right-click the icon 
  4. Select uninstall 

Last Updated - 2021-12-04 18:01:14 UTC

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