How To Get Started On Minecraft Pocket Edition

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30 June 2022

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App Store. Tap the App Store app icon, which resembles a white "A" on a blue background.

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Tap Search. It's in the bottom-right corner of the screen.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/d\/d7\/Get-Started-on-Minecraft-Pocket-Edition-Step-3-Version-5.jpg\/v4-460px-Get-Started-on-Minecraft-Pocket-Edition-Step-3-Version-5.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/d\/d7\/Get-Started-on-Minecraft-Pocket-Edition-Step-3-Version-5.jpg\/aid2228646-v4-728px-Get-Started-on-Minecraft-Pocket-Edition-Step-3-Version-5.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":"License: Fair Use<\/a> (screenshot)

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Tap the search bar. You'll find this option at the top of the screen. Doing so brings up your iPhone's on-screen keyboard.

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Search for Minecraft. Type in minecraft, then tap the blue Search button in the lower-right side of the keyboard.

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Select Minecraft's price. Tap $6.99 to the right of the Minecraft app icon.

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Confirm your purchase. When prompted, either scan your Touch ID or enter your Apple ID password, then follow any on-screen steps up to entering your payment information if necessary. Minecraft will begin downloading onto your iPhone, after which point you can start your first game.

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Open your Android's "smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/1\/1e\/Androidgoogleplay.png","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/1\/1e\/Androidgoogleplay.png\/26px-Androidgoogleplay.png","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":531,"bigWidth":26,"bigHeight":30,"licensing":"I edited this screenshot of an Android icon <\/p>License: Fair Use<\/a>

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Google Play Store. Tap the Google Play Store app icon, which resembles a multicolored triangle on a white background.

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Tap the search bar. It's at the top of the screen. Your Android's on-screen keyboard will appear.

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Search for Minecraft. Type in minecraft, then tap Minecraft in the resulting drop-down menu.

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Tap Minecraft's price. It's on the right side of the screen.

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Tap ACCEPT when prompted. Doing so will prompt Minecraft to begin downloading onto your Android, though you may first be asked to enter your payment information if you don't have it on record. After Minecraft finishes downloading, you can start your first game.

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Open Minecraft. Tap the Minecraft app icon, which resembles a block of grassy dirt, to do so. - You can also tap OPEN in the App Store or Google Play Store.

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Tap Play. It's at the top of the menu. Doing so will take you to the world selection page. - If you have a Microsoft account, you can first sign into it by tapping Sign In in the lower-left corner of the screen and entering your login credentials when prompted. This will enable achievements for your game.

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Tap the Worlds tab. This is in the top-left side of the screen.

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Tap Create New. It's at the top of the "Worlds" tab.

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Tap Create New World. This option is at the top of the screen. Doing so opens the world creation menu.

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Name your world. Tap the "World Name" text box near the top of the screen, then use the on-screen keyboard to type in the name that you want to use for your world. - Whatever you name your world is the title which will appear in the "Worlds" tab in the future.

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Select the default game mode. In the "Default Game Mode" section, tap the drop-down box and tap either Survival or Creative. - Survival is the classic Minecraft experience: your health will decrease if you get too hungry, monsters will spawn and try to attack you, and you'll have to craft items. The rest of this article is geared toward Survival players.

- Creative is a free-build version of Minecraft which grants you access to all in-game resources, allows you to fly, and makes you invincible. Starting a game in Creative mode will disable achievements for the game if you're logged into your Xbox Live account.

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Select a difficulty. Tap the "Difficulty" drop-down box, then tap anything from Peaceful to Hard. - Peaceful difficulty ensures that your health will regenerate and monsters won't spawn.

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Review the other options. By scrolling down on the main part of the page, you can view other options for your game world.

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Tap Create. It's in the top-left side of the page. Doing so saves your world with your selected settings and opens the world.

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Get comfortable with the controls. Minecraft PE's controls are fairly straightforward, though they may take a little bit of time to get used to: - Tap and hold any of the arrow icons on the left side of the screen to move.

- Tap and drag anywhere on the screen to move your focus.

- Tap and hold objects to interact with them.

- Tap the icon in the lower-right side of the screen to jump.

- Double-tap the circle in the middle of the arrows to crouch.

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Adjust world options as needed. If at any time you want to raise or lower the difficulty, increase your FOV, or do something similar, you can tap the "Pause" "smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/4\/47\/Android7pause.png","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/4\/47\/Android7pause.png\/30px-Android7pause.png","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":460,"bigWidth":30,"bigHeight":30,"licensing":"I edited this screenshot of an Android icon. <\/p>License: Fair Use<\/a>

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button at the top of the screen and then tap Settings in the resulting menu to view and change your settings. - The "Pause" menu also allows you to exit your game by tapping Save & Quit at the bottom of the screen.

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Know how to obtain resources. By tapping and holding resources such as wood, dirt, and sand until the on-screen circle fills up, you can cause the resources to "break", after which point you can pick up the resource in question by walking over it. If your inventory is full, walking over resources will not pick them up. - For example, to gather wood, you would walk up to a tree, tap and hold part of its trunk until the block breaks, and then walk over the wood block on the ground.

- Other harder resources such as rock, coal, and so on will require a pickaxe to obtain.

- Some tools, such as the shovel or axe, make collecting things like dirt and wood (respectively) quicker.

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Understand the day and night cycle. During the daytime, you're free to roam Minecraft's surface as you please; however, during the night, monsters such as Zombies, Skeletons, and Spiders will try to attack you if they happen upon you. For this reason, it's important to find shelter before nightfall. - More advanced monsters include the highly feared Creeper-a green, armless, exploding enemy-and the tall, black Endermen, which will not attack you unless you look at them for a couple of seconds.

- Things which cause artificial light, such as torches, can keep some monsters at bay. It's wise to pepper your house's interior and exterior with torches.

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Avoid wandering into dark spaces. Even during the day, dark places such as caves and dense forests can house hostile enemies such as Creepers and Zombies. - If you must travel into a cave, bring plenty of torches and be ready to make a hasty retreat.

- All monsters make specific sounds (e.g., Zombies growl, Skeletons rattle, Spiders and Creepers hiss, and so on), so keep an ear out for unnatural sounds if you're underground.

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Manage your inventory. By tapping ⋯ at the bottom of the screen, you can view your current inventory, as well as various crafting options. - You can move an item from your inventory into the equip bar that's at the bottom of the screen by tapping the item and then tapping an empty space in the equip bar. Tapping an occupied space will replace the item in the equip bar and send the old item to the inventory.

- You can craft any item which requires a two-by-two crafting interface (or less) from within your inventory. An example of this is wood planks, which only require one crafting square.

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Gather at least 6 blocks of wood. Find a tree, tap and hold a block on its trunk until the block breaks, walk over the dropped block, and repeat until you have at least 6 blocks of wood in your inventory. This will be enough to make 24 wood planks, which will be necessary for creating things like a crafting table and some basic tools.

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Gather 40 blocks of dirt. While fairly basic, dirt makes for a cheap, easy way to build a temporary shelter wall, and gathering 40 blocks will give you enough dirt to create a spacious 6-by-6 wall that's two blocks high. - Having a wall on the first night is crucial for keeping out monsters.

- You don't need to create a roof on your shelter; in fact, sealing yourself in may eventually cause your character to suffocate.

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Find a spot for a shelter. Once you've gathered the wood and dirt, your next move should be to find an ideal spot in which to build your first night's shelter. Some shelter attributes to keep in mind include the following: - Not too far from your spawn point (this is so you can find your way back to your shelter if you die)

- Not directly up against a cliff wall or similar

- Relatively high (e.g., on a hill or a mountain)

- Near resources such as rock, dirt, and wood

- Easily defensible (e.g., not in the middle of a wide, flat, sea level area in which enemies can attack from any direction)

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Build a temporary wall. Equip your dirt blocks by tapping them in your equip bar at the bottom of the screen, then tap the ground to place a block. Repeat until you have a 6-by-6, one-block-tall wall, then layer the remaining dirt blocks on top. - You can create a two-tall, one-wide hole in one wall to allow you to get in and out, but make sure you seal up this hole before going to bed.

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Build a crafting table. You'll use a crafting table to build virtually everything you use in Minecraft; for now, though, you'll just need it to create a few key items to survive the night. To create a crafting table, do the following: - Open your inventory by tapping ⋯

- Tap the magnifying glass icon on the left side of the screen.

- Tap the box-shaped "Wood Planks" icon in the "Craftable" section.

- Tap the "Wood Planks" icon at the bottom of the "Crafting" section six times.

- Tap the box-shaped "Crafting Table" icon in the "Craftable" section.

- Tap the "Crafting Table" icon at the bottom of the "Crafting" section.

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Place your crafting table in your shelter. Exit the crafting interface by tapping X in the top-right corner of the screen, then select the crafting table in your equip bar and tap a space on the ground in your shelter.

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Craft a wood pickaxe and sword. Tap the crafting table, then do the following: - Tap the "Sticks" icon, then tap the "Sticks" icon below the "Crafting" section.

- Tap the brown pickaxe "Pickaxe" icon, then tap the "Pickaxe" icon below the "Crafting" section.

- Tap the brown "Sword" icon, then tap the "Sword" icon below the "Crafting" section.

- Exit the crafting table by tapping X in the top-right corner.

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Gather three wool. In order to create a bed, you'll need three wool and three wood planks. Since you already have the planks, set out to gather wool by killing sheep with your wooden sword (tapping sheep with your sword equipped will attack them). - While you can technically use your hands to kill sheep, using a sword is much faster.

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Mine coal. Coal is a grey block with black flecks on it. let it sing can usually find coal in the sides of stone walls (e.g., mountain sides); once you find a coal block, tap and hold it with your wooden pickaxe equipped to mine it. - You'll want at least four coal.

- Mining coal without a pickaxe will result in the block breaking without dropping anything.

- This is also a good chance to mine cobblestone (the regular grey rock) since you can use cobblestone to craft superior weapons and tools (e.g., a stone pickaxe and sword).

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Create torches. Torches will provide light during the night. This will both ensure that your shelter is well-lit and keep some monsters at bay: - Tap the crafting table.

- Tap the "Sticks" icon, then tap the "Sticks" crafting icon. You should have as many sticks as you have coal pieces.

- Tap the "Torch" icon, then tap the "Torch" crafting icon until you can't select it anymore.

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Craft and place a bed. In the crafting table, tap the red-and-white "Bed" icon, then tap the "Bed" icon below the "Crafting" section. You can then select your bed in the equip bar and tap an area on the ground to place the bed. - You cannot place the bed if there are fewer than two blocks between the place you tap and the nearest wall or obstacle.

- You may need to move the bed from your inventory into your equip bar if your equip bar is full.

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Sleep in the bed as soon as night comes. Tap the bed to do so. Sleeping in a bed accomplishes two things: it allows you to bypass the night, and it resets your spawn point to the bed. This means that if you die, you'll respawn at the bed rather than at the world's initial spawn point. - Be sure to cover the hole in your shelter's wall before going to sleep.

- If your bed is destroyed, your spawn point will reset to the world's initial spawn point.

- You can't go to sleep if there are monsters within a few blocks of you.[1] X Research source

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Start exploring your world. Now that you've survived the first night and gathered a few key resources, you're free to begin looking for additional resources (e.g., building materials and food), upgrading your equipment, and more.

If it's a wooden door, you can tap it. If it's an iron door, you need a redstone circuit/power source.

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Where can I find sugarcanes?

Sugarcane grows naturally near a river or ocean, but you may have to look hard.

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How do I get friends on my world?

Make sure your friends play Pocket Edition with multiplayer on. You could either run your own private server, or if a friend has his or her own server, ask if you could join them.

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How do I save the world I have created?

Press the pause button on the top left side. Click quit to title, press play again and your world should still be there.

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If they are next to you in the real world, their World should appear in your list of Worlds. Otherwise, you'll need to join or create a server.

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Can I download or get back a world I accidentally deleted in creative mode?

Unfortunately, no. However, before deletion, it will ask you if "You are sure you want to delete this world". Next time be more alert to that message and heed it.

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How do I change screen from darkness to daylight?

In Android, you can only do this in creative -- you can set it while you make a new world, choosing the always day option. In computers, you can do a command called /settimeto whatever time or /set time to 6000.

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How do I delete a block that I added by mistake?

You tap the block in creative (breaking it instantly), or mine it with a pick, axe, or shovel in survival (tap and hold on the block).

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How do I get out of the dark?

Keep digging until you find cobblestone with dark chunky bits. Use that coal to make torches with two sticks on the bottom and one piece of coal.

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How can I make table and chairs?

Use stairs as chairs and a single fence block with carpet on top for a table.

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Ores such as gold and diamond can only be found if you dig deep underground. Gold may be found below layer 30, and diamonds may be found below level 14.

Try to build your house close to the spawn site to avoid getting lost when you die. If you do get lost, you can always try to find your way back.

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Try roaming around. If you're lucky enough, you may find a village; villages contain valuable resources and shelter.

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