How to download Minecraft on your phone

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  • Purchase Minecraft
  • Free Minecraft Alternatives
    • Minetest (Android)
    • The Blockheads (Android/iOS)
    • Kiloblocks Lite (Android/iOS)
    • Block Craft 3D (iOS)

Purchase Minecraft

Since, as I told you, it is not possible download Minecraft for free on android and ios, if you want to get this game on your mobile device, you have to make the purchase of the same.

The full name of the game is Minecraft Pocket Edition and the price is € 6,99 on Android and € 7,99 on iOS and € 6,99 for Windows 10 Mobile. The title requires the use of a device with Android 4.2 or later, iOS 8.0 or later or Windows 10 Mobile or later.

Having said that, to make the purchase process, first start the default virtual store of your device (the Play Store on your Android orApp Store on iOS), by tapping on its icon which, respectively, corresponds to the symbol of a colored triangle on Android and the light blue icon with a in the center "TO" stylized on iOS.

Then go on Android, use the search engine located above to type Minecraft and once you have found the game card in the search results, tap on it. Now, click on the green button marked with price and, in the next box that is shown to you, click on Continue, to add a payment method.

The options available to you to make purchases in the Android Play Store are: debit or credit card (Add a credit or debit card), l’account PayPal (Add PayPal) or the use of a gift card (Use the gift card), such as the prepaid gift card Google Play. In some cases, such as for example on SIM Wind, it is possible to use telephone credit by pressing on the item Use Wind billing.

Once you have selected the option you are interested in, enter the billing information required to confirm the payment procedure, following the instructions on the screen. After making the payment, the download of the game should happen automatically but, if this does not happen, start the installation of Minecraft pressing the button Install and then Accept.

Then wait for the automatic download and, at the end of it, click on the button apri that is shown to you to start playing. To start the downloaded game faster, you can also press its icon, which will have been added to the home screen and / or drawer screen of your device. If you have any doubts or problems, read my guide on how to buy on Google Play.

Su iOS, on the other hand, once theApp Store, tap on the icon with the symbol of the magnifying glass which is located in the menu bar at the bottom and, in the text field at the top that is shown to you, type Minecraft, in order to locate the game card.

Once this is done, press on the game icon that is listed in the search results and then tap on the blue button that is marked with the price. So if you have added a payment method to your iCloud account, complete the purchase of the game, paying via Face ID, Touch ID or typing your iCloud account password. The payment options available are credit or debit card, the telephone charge (if available) and the use ofPayPal account.

In case you haven't done it yet, fix it right away by going to the menu Settings> Payment and shipping that you find by tapping on the iCloud account name)

Once the purchase has been made, the game will be automatically downloaded to your device and, at the end of this automatic procedure, you can start it by pressing the button apri. To start Minecraft faster, you can also tap the game icon, which will have been added to your device's home screen.

In case you encounter any problems or have any doubts, read my tutorial where I explain how to make purchases on the App Store.

Have you downloaded the game and now would like to know how to take your first steps? No problem, read my tutorial on how to play Minecraft, or refer to the archive of guides written on this video game.

Free Minecraft Alternatives

If you are not sure if you want to pay to play Minecraft, you can consider some free alternatives that mimic the gaming experience offered by the famous Mojang title. There are in fact several titles for Android and iOS similar to Minecraft that I recommend you try, as they are excellently made. I'll tell you about it in detail in the following lines.

Minetest (Android)

Among the best free alternatives to Minecraft there definitely is Twink: A free and open source game that incorporates many of the main mechanics of the original game. It is a very feature-packed title, as an online multiplayer game mode is also available. In addition, it supports mods and its play area is very large (around 62.0003 blocks).

As for its availability on smartphones and tablets, it is only possible to download it on Android. It is then available on computers with wide availability, as, through its official website, it is possible to obtain a free version for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10macOS 10.10 (and later) and Linux.

That said, if you want to download it, locate the title via the Play Store e fai tap sul pulsating Install / Agree, to start downloading and installing the title. When finished, start Twink pressing on the button apri or directly tap on the game icon that will have been added to the home screen and / or drawer of your device.

The Blockheads (Android/iOS)

A valid free alternative to Minecraft for Android and iPhone / iPad is The blockheads: it is a different game than usual as it constitutes a middle ground between Minecraft e Terraria, another popular sandbox open word title.

The aim of this game is to explore your surroundings, build objects and also protect yourself from enemies. What mainly characterizes The blockheads is its horizontal scrolling graphics which, while similar to Minecraft's, come with a 2D view.

The game is free but there are some operations that can be speeded up through in-app purchases. If you want to download it on Android locate the game card via the Play Store and press pulsating Install, then start it by pressing on apri or by tapping on the icon added to the home screen and / or to the drawer screen.

Su iOSinstead, (is compatible with iOS and 8. and later), install it by searching for it through the App Store and then press the button Get. If prompted, install the game using your iCloud account's Face ID, Touch ID or password. To start it, press then on apri or tap on its icon added to the home screen.

Kiloblocks Lite (Android/iOS)

If you love the creative mode of Minecraft, I recommend that you evaluate the game Kiloblocks Lite to Android and iOS or its paid version called Kiloblocks. The latter costs € 4,49 (Android and iOS) and also offers the possibility to save and load your progress.

Both titles are inspired by the creative game mode of the Mojang video game that allows you to build buildings in total freedom, without having to worry about enemies. As for its graphics sector, this game boasts excellent graphics and is also optimized to be played even on low-end mobile devices.

To download the game on Android or iOS, you must proceed as I indicated for the previous video games: Up Android, therefore, start the Play Store, locate the preview card of this title and tap the button first Install and then apri.

Su iOS, once the game has been identified via theApp Store (requires iOS and 8 or later), press the button Get and start the installation via Face ID, Touch ID or type your iCloud account password. Again, to start the game, press the button apri or tap directly on its icon that will have been added to the home screen or drawer (on Android).

Block Craft 3D (iOS)

Among the most famous Minecraft clones there is Block Craft 3D: in this case, it is a free game available only for iPhone and iPad which is also inspired by the creative mode of the famous Mojang title.

The purpose of the game is to build a village and make it thrive and, while it is free, there are some paid features that can be unlocked through in-app purchases, such as the ability to fly the character.

The graphics of this title are similar to that of Minecraft, albeit a little more in cartoon style; you can also download it on older Apple devices, as it is compatible with iOS 8 and later.

After identifying it through theApp Store, install it by pressing the button Get and then start the installation via Face ID, Touch ID or type in your iCloud account password. When finished, start it by pressing the button apri or tap directly on its icon added to the home screen.

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