Plus how to fix it if it won’t update
Even a decade after its release, Mojang’s Minecraft remains one of the most popular games in the world. The classic sandbox video game has won many awards and has become a huge franchise with spin-off games, toys, books, and other merchandise.
With each update, Minecraft adds new features to the game to enhance and expand the gamers’ experience, including new mobs, biomes, and materials. In this article, we’ll explain how to update Minecraft on every device.
If you don’t have it already, head to the Minecraft download page and install the Minecraft Launcher for Windows 10 and 11. Once opened, the launcher should show the latest version of Minecraft.
If your launcher isn’t showing the latest update, choose the arrow to the right of the play button and select Latest Release.
Note: Sometimes the Minecraft Launcher shows the “Unable to Update the Minecraft Native Launcher” error. If that’s happening to you, don’t worry — it’s often easily fixed.
Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows should update automatically. If for some reason your app hasn’t updated, do the following:
Note: To apply automatic updates, select your name in the top-right corner, select App settings and toggle on App updates.
If you have automatic updates enabled on your iOS device, Minecraft should automatically update when you’re connected to the Wi-Fi.
If not, open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for Minecraft. You will be prompted to update Minecraft. If you’re not prompted, it means you have the latest version of the game installed. Simply open the Minecraft app to play.
If you have enabled the Google Play Store to automatically update your apps, then Minecraft should stay up-to-date as long as you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.
If not, do the following:
Usually, your Xbox will keep your games up-to-date. However, if for some reason Minecraft hasn’t updated, do the following:
Minecraft for PS4 and PS5 should update automatically unless you haven’t set updates to automatic.
To update Minecraft manually, select the game using the options button on your controller and select Check for Update. If there is a new version available it will update.
To update Minecraft, open the Minecraft game on your Nintendo Switch. A window should open notifying you about the new update. Select the button in this window to be redirected to the eShop. Here you can download the new Minecraft.
To update Minecraft: Fire TV Edition:
Hopefully, with this tutorial, your game is up-to-date and ready to go. If for any reason your Minecraft will not update, the easiest thing to do is uninstall and then reinstall Minecraft. This should result in your newly downloaded game being the most up-to-date.
Jake Harfield is an Australian freelance writer whose passion is finding out how different technologies work. He has written for several online publications, focusing on explaining what he has learned to help others with their tech problems. He’s an avid hiker and birder, and in his spare time you’ll find him in the Aussie bush listening to the birdsong. Read Jake’s Full Bio
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