How to Update Minecraft Windows 10 in Simple Steps

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How to Update Minecraft Windows 10 in Simple Steps
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Having your Minecraft updated to the latest version is good to keep your gaming experience the best. Usually, Minecraft will automatically get updated when you launch it, but there are also cases that Micreaft refuses to update no matter how many times you restart it.

How do you update Minecraft on Windows 10? This guide will show you the details.

How to update Minecraft Windows 10 #

A quick guide on how to update Windows 10 Minecraft:

  1. Click the Windows Start icon and then choose Microsoft Store, or you can do this by searching for “Microsoft Store” from the Windows Search tab.
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account.
  3. On the upper right corner, click the three-dots icon to choose Downloads and updates.
  4. Check if Minecraft for Windows 10 is available for updates. When you see Minecraft listed there, click the arrow to download and install the new version.
in Microsoft Store go to Downloads and updates
update Minecraft for Windows 10

Minecraft Windows 10 will not update? #

Sometimes you will receive the update error with code 0x80070490, this indicates that you are not running the latest version of Windows 10. In this case, you need to check for Windows 10 updates.

You can do this by following this path: Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

If this does not help, you can try uninstalling & reinstalling Minecraft. Please note that doing this will lose your saved games, so is it better to have such game data backed up in advance.  

To uninstall Minecraft, go to Settings > Apps > Apps & features > scroll down the app list on the right panel to find Minecraft (or search for Minecraft), click on it and select Uninstall.

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To reinstall Minecraft, go back to the Microsoft Store. Search for “Minecraft for Windows 10”, and click on the Get button. You will then get a fresh installation of the latest version.

Minecraft Windows 10 is not on the list of MS stores? #

If you cannot even find Minecraft Windows 10 in the list of MS stores, it indicates that you installed another edition of Minecraft like Minecraft Java Edition or your Minecraft Windows 10 is installed outside the MS store. If that’s the case, you need to back up your saved games and reinstall Minecraft Windows Edition from the MS store.

How to update Minecraft on Windows 10? Here you will find the detailed guide.

Knowing how to update Minecraft Windows 10 edition, it is good to know how to update Minecraft on other popular platforms. Here is how to update Minecraft on Android, iOS, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

On Android/iOS #

Open Google Play/App Store on your device and then search for Minecraft. If you already have Minecraft installed on your device, you will be promoted to update Minecraft once there is an update.

On Xbox One #

Go to My Apps & Games > Minecraft > More Options > Manage game & add-ons > Updates. If no updates are available there, your Minecraft is being the latest version, if any update is available, go ahead to get it!

On PlayStation 4 #

Minecraft for PS4 should update automatically. To do this manually, you can select Minecraft > More Options > Check for update from the new menu.