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Pocket Edition

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Latest version

Android: 0.16.0
iOS: 0.15.10
Fire OS: 0.16.0
Windows Phone: 0.16.0
Windows 10: 0.16.0

Xperia PLAY
August 16, 2011
Android 3.0+
October 7, 2011
January 30, 2013 (2.3+)
December 31, 2015 (3.0+)
iOS 8.0+
November 17, 2011
August 15, 2013 (5.0+)
April 27, 2016 (6.0+)
June 13, 2016 (8.0+)
Fire OS 3.0+
April 2, 2014
Windows Phone 8.1+
December 10, 2014
Windows 10
July 29th, 2015
  • iOS: 158 MB
  • Android: Varies with device
  • Amazon: 52.7 MB
  • Windows Phone: 63.53 MB
  • Windows 10: 127.39 - 128.71 MB


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Minecraft: Pocket Edition is the mobile version of Minecraft developed by Mojang AB. It was initially launched exclusively for the Xperia PLAY on Google Play[19] for US$6.99 on August 16, 2011. It was later released for other Android devices on the 7th of October 2011.[20] Minecraft Pocket Edition for iOS devices was released on Thursday, the 17th of November 2011[21] on the iOS App Store. On September 13, 2012, the Pocket Edition was made available for purchase on the Amazon Appstore. On April 2, 2014, the Pocket Edition was released for the Amazon Fire TV, with support for the Fire TV's controller.[22] A demo/lite version of the game, which was essentially version 0.2.1 without world save functionality, was available until October 21, 2013. On December 10, 2014, the Windows Phone version was released on the Windows Store.[23] On July 29, 2015, Minecraft Pocket Edition was released on Windows 10 as Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta.[24]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The objective of the game remains the same as its more developed PC and Console Edition counterparts, where players can build virtual realities in a sandbox-like environment. Like its counterparts, Pocket Edition also has survival elements present in other versions of the game such as brewing, hunger, and dimensions like the Nether but doesn't include any bosses in Pocket Edition yet. The multiplayer mode is cross-platform compatible between all touch-screen devices capable of running Pocket Edition.[25]

The HUD and other elements are adapted to mobile standards of gameplay. Interactions are made via touchscreen (both the iOS and Android versions of Pocket Edition have the same gameplay[26]). To comply with the disadvantages of touchscreen gameplay, several features were revised. For instance, the crafting system uses the MATTIS system and items are disposed by long-tapping their icon on the hotbar. For better visibility on mobile screens, blocks being aimed at are highlighted rather than outlined. Unlike mobile's crafting menu, Windows 10 edition's crafting menu is similar to PC and Console crafting menu. The game was released with graphics akin to that of Minecraft Alpha (bright green grass blocks, old cobblestone texture, etc.), but as of Alpha 0.8.0, graphics have become equivalent, and arguably better, than the PC version with light tinting and shading affected by the Sun's position. Differences from the PC edition include:

  • Some mobs have some sort of difference from their PC counterparts. See the Mobs section below.
  • Multiplayer allows for 4 ways of player connection:

Diversity[edit | edit source]

Pocket Edition differs from the PC version in a variety of ways, such as more vibrant graphics, revised terrain and exclusive items. The development team stated that once Pocket Edition is up to date with PC, it will start making its own diverse progress.[27]

Content[edit | edit source]

Blocks[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Note
Stone.png Stone
Granite Block.png Granite Can be used to craft stone slabs
Polished Granite.png Polished granite Can be used to craft stone slabs and stone bricks
Slime Block.png Slime Block
Diorite.png Diorite Can be used to craft stone slabs
Polished Diorite.png Polished diorite Can be used to craft stone slabs and stone bricks
Andesite.png Andesite Can be used to craft stone slabs
Polished Andesite.png Polished andesite Can be used to craft stone slabs and stone bricks
Grass.png Grass block
Grass Path.png Grass path Generates in villages as the paths; Does not block light; Can be obtained using Silk Touch, Uses ID 198
Mycelium.png Mycelium
Dirt.png Dirt DV 1 is still grassless, as opposed to coarse dirt
Podzol.png Podzol Uses ID 243
Cobblestone.png Cobblestone
Moss Stone.png Moss stone
Cobblestone Wall.png Cobblestone wall Different inventory appearance
Mossy Cobblestone Wall.png Mossy cobblestone wall Different inventory appearence
Coal Ore.png Coal Ore
Iron Ore.png Iron Ore
Red Sandstone.png Red Sandstone
Redstone Ore.png Redstone Ore Glowing form still available in inventory though editing
Gold Ore.png Gold Ore
Lapis Lazuli Ore.png Lapis lazuli ore
Diamond Ore.png Diamond ore
Emerald Ore.png Emerald ore
Nether Quartz Ore.png Nether Quartz Ore
Oak Wood Planks.png Wood planks
Oak Sapling.png Sapling Does not support gravity blocks
Bedrock.png Bedrock
Invisible Bedrock Generates in Old type worlds; Shares many characteristics with Barrier; Once placed, it can't be broken as it doesn't have a hitbox, player will destroy the block behind it instead
Prismarine.png Prismarine Also has variants
Sponge.png Sponge
Wet Sponge.png Wet Sponge
Water.png Water Old animation used; Flowing texture when next to transparent blocks; Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Lava.png Lava Brighter appearance; Old texture; Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Beacon Block.png Beacon Opaque
Cracked Stone Brick.png Monster egg Behaves differently to Silk Touch
Monster Spawner.gif Monster spawner Available in Creative inventory
Enchantment Table.png Enchantment Table Book on table glows
Anvil.png Anvil
Brewing Stand.png Brewing Stand Does not require blaze powder to brew potions
Cauldron.png Cauldron Water can be dyed, colors can be mixed; Can store potions; "Explodes" if potion is mixed with water and/or different potion; Can be used to dye items; Can be refilled with water bottles; Potions inside have respective bubbling effect
End Portal Frame.png End Portal Frame Not functional; Only the empty variant is available in the creative inventory; The one with the ender eye can be obtained through mod or inventory editing
End Stone.png End Stone Creative mode exclusive; Cannot craft end stone bricks
Skeleton Skull.png Mob head Old inventory textures; Does create Wither
Sand.png Sand
Gravel.png Gravel Cannot be used to craft coarse dirt
Hardened Clay.png Hardened clay
White Stained Clay.png Stained clay
Wood.png Wood
Leaves.png Leaves Jungle is opaque regardless of graphics settings; Has frost covered texture in snowy biomes
Glass.png Glass Not dyeable
Lapis Lazuli Block.png Lapis lazuli block
Sandstone.png Sandstone
Bed.png Bed
White Wool.png Wool
White Carpet.png Carpet
Tall Grass.png Grass Generates in different sizes
Fern.png Fern Can be grown from grass with bone meal
Lily Pad.png Lily pad
Vines.png Vines Generates on dying trees
Cocoa Plant.gif Cocoa pod Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Dead Bush.png Dead bush
Dandelion.png Dandelion Cannot support gravity affected blocks
Poppy.png Poppy Cannot support gravity affected blocks; Spawns more poppies without grass when bone mealed
Blue Orchid.png Blue orchid Cannot support gravity affected blocks; Spawns more dandelions without grass when bone mealed
Allium.png Allium Cannot support gravity affected blocks
Azure Bluet.png Azure Bluet Cannot support gravity affected blocks
White Tulip.png Tulip Cannot support gravity affected blocks
Oxeye Daisy.png Oxeye daisy Cannot support gravity affected blocks
Sunflower.png Sunflower Cannot support gravity affected blocks; Top half can be replaced by other blocks; Formerly cannot be duplicated with bone meal; Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Lilac.png Lilac Cannot support gravity affected blocks; Top half can be replaced by other blocks; Formerly cannot be duplicated with bone meal; Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Rose Bush.png Rose bush Cannot support gravity affected blocks; Top half can be replaced by other blocks; Formerly cannot be duplicated with bone meal; Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Peony.png Peony Cannot support gravity affected blocks; Top half can be replaced by other blocks; Formerly cannot be duplicated with bone meal; Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Brown Mushroom.png Brown mushroom
Red Mushroom.png Red mushroom
Huge Mushrooms.gif Huge mushroom Available in creative inventory, 4 placeable variants (red, brown, stalk, pores)
Block of Redstone.png Block of Redstone
Block of Gold.png Block of Gold
Block of Iron.png Block of Iron
Block of Coal.png Block of Coal
Soul Sand.png Soul Sand Does create Wither
Stone Slab.png Stone slab Does not block light
Oak-Wood Slab.png Wooden slab Does not block light
Sandstone Slab.png Sandstone slab Does not block light
Cobblestone Slab.png Cobblestone slab Does not block light
Red Sandstone Slab.png Red sandstone slab Does not block light
Bricks Slab.png Brick slab Does not block light
Quartz Slab.png Quartz Slab Uses the texture from the bottom of quartz block, Does not block light
Stone Bricks Slab.png Stone brick slab Does not block light
Nether Brick Slab.png Nether brick slab Does not block light
Bricks.png Bricks
Piston.gif Piston Thicker at bottom; can push block entities such as chests; can stick levers to it
Sticky Piston.gif Sticky Piston Thicker at bottom; can push block entities such as chests; can stick levers to it
Bookshelf.png Bookshelf
Obsidian.png Obsidian Does not make nether portal on old worlds.
Glowing Obsidian.png Glowing obsidian Exclusive block; Unobtainable in inventory without editing
Torch.png Torch Old rendering
Redstone (Torch, Inactive).png Redstone Torch Burned-out block obtainable in inventory through editing
Fire.png Fire Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Oak Wood Stairs.png Wooden stairs Does not block light
Chest.png Chest Must face the same direction as an adjacent chest to make a Large Chest, otherwise it creates two adjacent chests
Breaking particles concur with texture; Texture remains default on Christmas Day; Old texture in inventory; Texture remain default when placed even using texture packs but texture in inventory will change
Trapped Chest.png Trapped Chest
Block of Diamond.png Block of diamond
Block of Emerald.png Block of emerald
Crafting Table.png Crafting table
StoneCutter.png Stonecutter Exclusive block; Creative mode exclusive, Uses ID 245
Crops.png Wheat Crop Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Hay Bale.png Hay bale
Farmland.png Farmland Does not block light
Furnace.png Furnace Smelting progress speed persists when out of fuel
Sign.png Sign Flammable
Wooden Door.png Wooden door Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Iron Door.png Iron door Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Ladder.png Ladder
Cobblestone Stairs.png Cobblestone stairs Does not block light
Red Sandstone Stairs.png Red Sandstone stairs
Snow.png Snow layer Stacks in snowy weather; Can occupy the same block as small plants; Affected by gravity; Melts in sunlight if not in a snow biome
Ice.png Ice Permanently opaque regardless of graphics settings
Packed Ice.png Packed ice
Snow (Block).png Snow Old sounds
Cactus.png Cacti Inventory rendering glitch
Clay Block.png Clay
Sugar Canes.png Sugar canes Can be grown with bone meal; Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Fence.png Fence
Netherrack.png Netherrack
Glowstone.png Glowstone
Cake.png Cake Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Trapdoor.png Trapdoor
Stone Button.png Button
Stone Pressure Plate.png Pressure plate
Daylight Sensor.png Daylight sensor
Redstone Lamp.png Redstone lamp Powered lamp obtainable in inventory through editing
Weighted Pressure Plate (Heavy).png Weighted pressure plate
Lever.png Lever
Tripwire Hook.png Tripwire hook Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Dropper.png Dropper
Dispenser.png Dispenser
Observer.png Observer Exclusive Block Acts as a BUD
Hopper.png Hopper
Redstone (Repeater, Active).gif Redstone repeater
Redstone Comparator (Active).gif Redstone Comparator
Stone Brick.png Stone bricks Can be used to craft each other
Glass Pane.png Glass pane Old rendering; Single panes still have plus formation
Iron Bars.png Iron bars Single bars still have plus formation
Note Block.png Note block
Melon (Block).png Melon
Seed Stem.png Melon stem Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Pumpkin.png Pumpkin Not worn by mobs on Halloween
Jack o'Lantern.png Jack o'lantern Not worn by mobs on Halloween
Seed Stem Grown.png Pumpkin Stem Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Carrot (Block).png Carrot crop Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Potatoes (Block).png Potato crop Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Beetroot Seeds.gif Beetroot crop Block form obtainable in inventory through editing,
Rail.png Rail
PoweredRail.gif Powered rail
Detector Rail.png Detector Rail
Activator Rail.png Activator Rail
Fence Gate (Closed).png Fence gate
Stone Brick Stairs.png Stone brick stairs Does not block light
Brick Stairs.png Brick stairs Does not block light
Nether Brick.png Nether brick Brighter texture
Nether Brick Stairs.png Nether brick stairs Does not block light; Brighter texture
Sandstone Stairs.png Sandstone stairs Does not block light
Block of Quartz.png Block of quartz
Quartz Stairs.png Quartz stairs Does not block light
Sponge (Indev).png Sponge Creative mode exclusive; Not functional; Old texture; Flammable
Reactor Block.png Nether reactor core Exclusive block; Drops 6 iron ingots and 3 diamonds; Unobtainable in inventory without editing, Uses ID 247

Items[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Note

Pickaxes, axes, hoes, shovels and swords
Flint and Steel.png Flint and steel
Apple2.png Apple
Name Tag.png Name tag
Leash.png Lead
Iron Horse Armor.png Horse Armor Exclusive leather

armor which can be dyed

Carrot.png Carrot
Potato.png Potato
Baked Potato.png Baked potato
Ender Pearl.png Ender Pearl Can only be obtained through mods or inventory editing.
Poisonous potato.png Poisonous potato
Map.png Map Can be crafted using nine paper or with eight paper and a compass; on maps crafted without compasses the compass can be added through an anvil in order to show the player's position; Cloned using the anvil, instead of the crafting table; Zoomed using an anvil instead of the crafting table
Prismarine Crystals.png Prismarine crystals
Prismarine Shard.png Prismarine shard
Nether star.png Nether star
Bow.png Bow
Fishing Rod.png Fishing Rod Bobber is cubic
Item Frame.png Item Frame Uses BlockEntity instead of Entity; Can't share the same space with other blocks as PC version; cannot be placeable in blocks
Arrow.png Arrow
Arrow.png Tipped arrow Made using cauldron
Coal.png Coal
Charcoal.png Charcoal
Fire Charge.png Fire Charge
Redstone (Dust).png Redstone Has + texture rather than when placed
Clock.png Clock Not functional in inventory or crafting menu
Compass.png Compass Not functional in inventory or crafting menu
Minecart.png Minecart Emits smoke when destroyed
Minecart with Chest.png Minecart with Chest Emits smoke when destroyed
Minecart with Hopper.png Minecart with Hopper Emits smoke when destroyed
Minecart with TNT.png Minecart with TNT Emits smoke when destroyed
Boat.png Boat Emits smoke when destroyed
Diamond.png Diamond
Iron Ingot.png Iron ingot
Gold Ingot.png Gold ingot
Emerald.png Emerald Cannot be used for trading
Nether Quartz.png Nether quartz
Stick.png Stick
Bowl.png Bowl
Mushroomsoup.png Mushroom stew
String.png String Block form obtainable in inventory through editing
Feather.png Feather
Gunpowder item.png Gunpowder
Grid Chain Chestplate.png All armor
Leather.png Leather
Saddle.png Saddle
Carrot on a Stick.png Carrot on a stick
Flint.png Flint
Raw Porkchop.png Raw porkchop
Cooked Porkchop.png Cooked porkchop
Raw Mutton.png Raw mutton
Cooked Mutton.png Cooked mutton
Seeds.png Seeds
Wheat.png Wheat
Bread2.png Bread
Cookie.png Cookie
Painting.png Painting Unobtainable paintings are "Earth", "Wind", "Fire", "Water" and "Wither"
Bucket.png Bucket All four types; Can place any block (except stone) if data value is changed
Snowball.png Snowball
Slimeball.png Slimeball
Magma cream.png Magma Cream
Clay (Item).png Clay
Glass Bottle.png Glass Bottle
Golden Apple.png Golden Apple
Golden Apple.png Enchanted Golden Apple Craftable
Glistering Melon.png Glistering Melon Faces the other way
Rabbit's Foot.png Rabbit's Foot
Blazerod.png Blaze Rod
Blaze powder.png Blaze Powder
Bottle o' Enchanting.png Bottle o' Enchanting Creative mode exclusive
Enchanted Book.png Enchanted Book
Spider Eye.png Spider Eye
Fermented spider eye.png Fermented Spider Eye
Grid Sugar Canes.png Sugar canes
Paper.png Paper
Book.png Book
Egg2.png Egg
Potions.gif Potion
Splash Potions.gif Splash Potion
Gold Nugget.png Gold Nugget
Ghast Tear.png Ghast Tear
Golden Carrot.png Golden Carrot
Grid Nether Wart.png Nether Wart (item)
Glowstone Dust.png Glowstone Dust
Bonemeal.png Dye Cocoa beans craftable from orange dye and ink sac
Bone.png Bone
Sugaricon.png Sugar
Shears.png Shears
Melon Slice.png Melon
Melon Seeds.png Melon seeds
Pumpkin Seeds.png Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin Pie.png Pumpkin pie
Beetroot Seeds.png Beetroot seeds
Beetroot.png Beetroot
Beetroot Soup.png Beetroot soup
Rotten Flesh.png Rotten Flesh
Rabbit Stew.png Rabbit Stew
Rabbit Hide.png Rabbit Hide
Raw Rabbit.png Raw Rabbit
Cooked Rabbit.png Cooked Rabbit
Raw Beef.png Raw beef
Steak.png Steak
Raw Chicken.png Raw chicken
Cookedchicken.png Cooked chicken
Fish.png Raw Fish
Fishcooked.png Cooked Fish
Raw Salmon.png Raw Salmon
Cooked Salmon.png Cooked Salmon
Clownfish.png Clownfish Cannot be used to tame ocelots
Pufferfish.png Pufferfish Cannot be used to tame ocelots
Brick.png Brick
Nether Brick (Item).png Nether brick
Spawn Mob Eggs.gif Spawn egg

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Note
BatFace.png Bat
Blaze Face.png Blaze Old AI
CaveSpiderFace.png Cave Spider
ChickenFace.png Chicken
Chickenjockey.png Chicken Jockey
CreeperFace.png Creeper
CowFace.png Cow
.png Enderman Does not drop ender pearls; Gets provoked when looked at on its waist rather than face; Slower speed
GhastFace.png Ghast
Vg face.png Iron Golem
Magma Cube Face.png Magma Cube
MooshroomFace.png Mooshroom
OcelotFace.png Ocelot
HorseHead.png Horse
SkeletonHorseHead.png Skeleton Horse Not rideable; only rideable if it spawns with skeleton rider and the skeleton is killed. Says action.hint.exit.SkeletonHorse when mounted in 0.15.0.
UndeadHorseHead.png Zombie Horse Not rideable at all
SkeletonRiderFace.png Skeleton Rider
DonkeyHead.png Donkey
MuleHead.png Mule
PigFace.png Pig
Rabbiticon.png Rabbit
SheepFace.png Sheep Has color overlay around its face and when dyed; Still remain its dyed color when sheared allowing it to grow the dyed color of wool.
GuardianFace.png Guardian
Elder GuardianFace.png Elder Guardian Boss
SilverfishFace.png Silverfish
SkeletonFace.png Skeleton
StrayFace.png Stray Robes are stuck to bones due to skin only having one skin layer
SlimeFace.png Slime
Snowgolemhead.png Snow Golem
SpiderFace.png Spider
SpiderJockeyFace.png Spider Jockey May spawn with cave spiders
Squidface.png Squid Spawns version exclusive baby squid; Produces ink particles when attacked
Villagerhead.png Villager Cannot trade
Witchface2.png Witch
WitherSkeletonHead.png Wither Skeleton 3-5 spawn when wither is at half health
WitherFace.png Wither New animation; Spawns 3-5 wither skeletons at half health
WolfFace.png Wolf Puppies may spawn naturally
ZombieFace.png Zombie
HuskFace.png Husk
ZombiePigmanFace.png Zombie Pigman
ZombieVillagerHead.png Zombie Villager Uses old sounds

Development[edit | edit source]

Release[edit | edit source]

A video of an early prototype was released on Twitter, showing the game on the Xperia PLAY. The alpha version was recently released, and became no longer exclusive to the Xperia PLAY on the 7th of October 2011. The non-exclusive version was going to be released on September 29th for Android[28] but there were several severe bugs that needed to be fixed; the release was delayed until the 7th of October.

A version for iOS devices was confirmed to be released before 2012 in an interview with Mojang[29] and was subsequently released on the 17th of November 2011.

Alpha[edit | edit source]

Logo used until 0.7.1's slight change logo

After the initial releases for iOS and Android, updates were released in parallel, with the same features being added for both platforms. During the Alpha stage, various aspects of gameplay were introduced into Pocket Edition including: crafting, smelting, more blocks, items, mobs and more game modes to bring it closer to the PC version. As the Minecraft Pocket Edition development team works closely, often blocks released on the computer version are released around the same time for the Pocket Edition.

Builds[edit | edit source]

Starting on November 22, 2013,[30] Mojang began to publicly release testing versions of full updates to Android users who opt into the beta program, in order to get major feedback, especially for bug reporting. This enabled the official updates to be considerably more stable.

Versions from 0.8.0 to 0.12.1 required opting into a Google+ group to receive development builds. Players would then see updates development updates appear as normal updates in the Play Store. On July 17, 2015, the Google+ group was removed due to the amount of spam and advertisements that the group attracted."[31][32][33] On November 3, 2015, the PE Beta team published a dedicated blog[34] which was subsequently used for users to opt into the 0.13.0 beta program and to display changelogs for these development builds.

Success[edit | edit source]

As of December 2013, Pocket Edition had sold 16.5 million copies, while in the same time, PC had sold 13 million. These calculations came out after the 0.8.0 update.[35]

On January 9, 2015, Jeb announced that Pocket Edition had sold over 30 million copies[36] (at the time, PC had sold over 18 million).

This is considered a huge success, having Pocket Edition be more popular than any edition, though considered to be the least developed.

It is also usually in the top 10 and regularly #1 in the App Store's and Google Play's Paid Apps Section in the Top Charts.[37][38]

Controls[edit | edit source]

iOS & Others[edit | edit source]

The iOS and other versions feature a D-pad at the bottom-left corner of the screen, which controls movement. When moving forward, two strafing buttons will appear. The jump button is located on the bottom-right corner, and the sneak is in the center of the D-pad. Sneaking can be achieved by double tapping this button. The location of the jump button and the sneak button can be swapped, in the controls section of the options menu. Note that when moving towards an adjacent block that is one level higher than the player, the player will automatically jump up the block. This can also be disabled in the controls section of the options menu. One can place blocks by tapping the screen in a desired location. Destroying blocks is similar to the PC version's way, but rather than clicking the mouse, the player taps and holds. Split controls can also be used, which allows you to place and break blocks similarly to PC, where a crosshair appears and allows you to place blocks using that. To change to third-person view, go to options > game, and use the slider. To open the inventory screen, tap the triple dotted button on the right of the hot bar. You can touch and hold an item in the hot bar to throw it, and if the hot bar contains a stack of items, it will throw the entire stack. You cannot divide it unless interfacing with a container (chest, furnace).

Xperia PLAY[edit | edit source]

*Controlled with slide out PlayStation keyboard:

PlayStationTriangle.svg – Open inventory

PlayStationCircle.svg – Scroll right in hotbar

PlayStationX.svg – Jump (press twice to toggle flying mode in Creative*)

PlayStationSquare.svg – Scroll left in hotbar

D-Pad: Move

Left Touchpad: Sneak

Right Touchpad: Look/Turn

Select: Open crafting menu (Survival only)

L1: Break Blocks

R1: Place Blocks

Menu: Pause

* To fly: Quickly press jump twice in a row. To ascend, hold the up on the other side of the screen button and press up on the directional pad. To descend, hold jump and press down. (Creative only)

Tablet features[edit | edit source]

All devices have an option to enable Split Touch Controls, which may be more suitable for bigger screens. There is a cross hair and the right half of the screen lets the player rotate the camera.

Other than the screen size difference allowing any number of slots in the hotbar, the tablet version of the game is the same as other versions, hence the ability to play multiplayer cross-platform with other devices.

Windows 10 Edition[edit | edit source]

Windows 10 Edition has 3 control options:

  • Keyboard: Similar controls to PC, although controls for each key cannot be changed.
  • Touch Screen: Used with Windows 10 PC's touch screen. The controls are exactly like the ones in Pocket Edition.
  • Controller: Used with compatible controllers, with a similar button layout to Console Edition's controls. However, these controls can be customized.

System requirements[edit | edit source]

Android iOS Windows Phone
Version Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean" (MCPE 0.11.1 & under require Android 3.0 and up; MCPE 0.7.2 & under require Android 2.3.0 and up) iOS 8.0 (MCPE 0.14.3 & under require iOS 6; MCPE 0.14.1 requires iOS 5; MCPE 0.7.2 & under require iOS 4.3.3 and up) Windows Phone 8.1 or later
Processor Any with support of floating-point calculations ("ARM-v7a code") 600 MHz ARMv7 Cortex CPU
800 MHz Apple A5 CPU
1.2 GHz or faster
Graphics Any with support of OpenGL ES 2.0
Storage 12.5 MB (100 MB to 1GB is the max to save a map) 9.5 MB (100 MB to 1GB is the max to save a map) 14.0 MB (100 MB to 1GB is the max to save a map)
Data Connection Optional (Realms access) Optional (Realms access) Optional (Realms access)
Supported Devices

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play[39]
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray[40][41]
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro[41]

iPod Touch (5th, 6th Generation)
iPhone (4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus)
iPad (2nd, 3rd, 4th Generation, Air, Air 2)
iPad Mini (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Generation)
iPad Pro
Windows Phone 8.1

Windows 10 Mobile

Some devices below these specifications have been known to work fine either with or without custom ROM images, kernels, and overclocking of the CPU. However, the CPU "MSM7227" is not supported due to its lack of the floating-point unit.[42]

Helpful Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Make sure your battery is charged, and/or plugged in (3D gaming drains the battery quickly).
  • Get used to the controls before playing on servers (it is easy to mine the block under a torch by mistake).
  • Tap and hold an item in the hotbar to drop it.
  • Peer-to-peer networking requires TCP/UDP port 19132
  • If you're having trouble with block placement/mining accuracy - turn on split touch controls. This brings up the crosshair from the PC and Console versions to allow more precise placement. Also, you don't have to move your finger around the screen a lot.
  • If you want to move your old PE world to a computer, see these instructions.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the demo video, before the game was released, smooth lighting was available. It was taken out due to bugs being produced on a wide range of devices. As of 0.7.0, it is on by default, and since 0.8.0, it cannot be turned off.
  • The terrain.png file found in filesystem of the App is nearly identical to that in the PC version, containing textures for items unimplemented in the Pocket Edition (e.g., Command Block). However in 0.8.0, this file was replaced with terrain-atlas.tga, a neater version of the previous file
  • The barrier wall in old worlds is also cut by the height limit allowing players to go over it.
  • The average placing/destroying block range is 4-6 on the PC version whilst for the iOS/Android is 6-9.
  • Due to the auto-jump feature, if one opens the inventory or pause menu at the same time as jumping or swimming, one can go on auto-pilot and the player would jump, walk and/or swim without any commands. Auto-pilot ends once the pause menu or inventory is closed.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Menu screens[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.twitch.tv/mojang/v/6949826
  2. https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/122350670648066049
  3. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/minecraft-pocket-edition/id479516143
  4. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mojang.minecraftpe
  5. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00992CF6W/
  6. http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=1a625b44-b542-401b-bdff-52b4357c0573
  7. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/games/minecraft-windows-10-edition-beta/9nblggh2jhxj
  8. Minecraft: Pocket Edition PEGI Rating
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