Minecraft Earth has just released in Early Access for both Android and IOS devices. The game is currently only available to download for players in Australia, Mexico, Sweden, New Zealand and Iceland!
Mojang plans to release Minecraft Earth globally by the end of the month, so don’t worry if your country isn’t yet listed.
Mojang has also warned of possible server issues due to the release bringing in thousands of new players. Be sure to follow us on twitter @playmcearth to stay up to date with the latest.
How to play Minecraft Earth on IOS devices
First off you’ll need to check if your device is compatible with Minecraft Earth using the list below.
- iPhone 11
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE
If your iPhone compatible, click the button below to install Minecraft Earth directly from the Apple Appstore.
Once installed, you’ll need to download a ~100mb content update and then sign in using a Microsoft account. Don’t worry if you don’t yet have one as they’re free to make and easy to set up.
Finally, you’ll need to
read and agree to the Minecraft Earth TOS. And that’s it! You’re ready to start your Minecraft Earth adventure!
How to play Minecraft Earth on Android devices
Similar to IOS, you’ll also need to check if your device is compatible with Minecraft Earth. The game requires Android version 7+ along with ARCore support.
The easiest way to check if your device is compatible with Minecraft Earth is to visit it on the Google Playstore on your phone.
If your device is incompatible with Minecraft Earth don’t panic because there are a few fixes you can try. Click here to read our guide to Minecraft Earth incompatibility.
If your device is compatible, then tap the install button to begin downloading and installing Minecraft Earth!
Once you’ve installed and booted Minecraft Earth, you’ll need to download a ~100mb content update. It should take around a minute to complete.
You’ll then be prompted to log in to your Microsoft account. Don’t worry if you don’t already have one, as they’re free to make and easy to set up! And finally, you’ll need to read and agree to the Minecraft Earth TOS.
If you’re new to the game then it’s highly recommended that you also install ‘Guide for Minecraft Earth’ from the Google Playstore. It’s beginner-friendly and teaches you everything you need to know to be the best at Minecraft Earth!
Congratulations! You’re now ready to play Minecraft Earth on your android device!
How to play Minecraft Earth in an unsupported country
Despite what Mojang has officially said, Minecraft Earth is playable anywhere in the world. The regional limitations only apply to the Google Playstore and Apple Appstore.
Android players can install Minecraft Earth from a third-party source, such as Aptoide, APKDone, and APKPure. Once installed Minecraft Earth will play flawlessly and tappables should appear around you.
IOS players have also already found a workaround to install Minecraft Earth in any country. All you have to do is change the location of your Apple ID to be either from New Zealand or Iceland! Detailed steps are as follows:
- Launch Settings and tap on iTunes & App Store.
- Tap on Apple ID.
- Tap on Country/Region.
- Tap on Change Country or Region.
- Choose either New Zealand or Iceland.
- Tap on Next.
- Tap on Agree to consent to the terms and conditions.
- Enter your payment details.
- Enter your billing information.
- Tap Next.
IOS users aren’t so fortunate. Third-party downloads for Minecraft Earth haven’t been released, meaning it’s not possible for players to install Minecraft Earth without using the Appstore. Essentially, you’re either going to have to use the above method to change your location or wait for Minecraft Earth to release in your country.
How to fix ‘Device Incompatible’ Error
This is a very common error when it comes to installing Minecraft Earth, so don’t worry, you’re not alone.
In short, the error means that you either have an outdated version of Android, or that your phone lacks the required hardware for ARCore. ARCore is the app which is in charge of anchoring your Minecraft Earth buildplates to the real world.
There are lots of methods you can try in order to fix the error, including installing Minecraft Earth from an APK through to modifying your phone’s files in order to trick the Google Playstore.
For a full list of fixes and tips, check out our guide to Minecraft Earth incompatibility.
That’s everything you need to know for getting started with Minecraft Earth! Have you installed Minecraft Earth yet? Let us know in the comments below!