Minecraft is a popular game among users which is now available on Windows 11. In Minecraft, the player virtually makes use of building blocks and other components to create an imaginative world. Here, there is flexibility as the player can play as he wishes without any instructions or goals. It comes in two different versions, one Minecraft Bedrock and the other Minecraft Java Edition (original first version). There are new features that are added along with fixes to improve the performance and stability of the game.
It is recommended that the game is kept updated always. Generally, the game is updated automatically when you start, but it has been noticed that at times the auto-update stops working. If you are facing this problem where your Minecraft game is not been updated automatically, then go ahead and read this article. In this article, we have listed some methods that can be used to update Minecraft on your Windows 11 PC.
Method 1 – Update via Minecraft Launcher
Step 1. Hit the Windows key on your keyboard and type Minecraft in the search box.
Step 2. Right-click on Minecraft Launcher in the search results and select Run as administrator.
Step 3. Once the Minecraft Launcher opens, click on the Play tab at the top.
Step 4. Click on the dropdown list next to the Play button and select the Latest release option.
Then, click on Play.
Most of the time, it is automatically updated when you open the Minecraft Launcher. In case that has not happened, it will check and update the app before you can play the game.
Method 2 – Use Microsoft Store to Update
Step 1. Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog.
Step 2. Type ms-windows-store: and hit Enter to open the Microsoft Store.
Step 3. Once Store opens up, select the Library tab at the bottom left of the window.
Step 4. On the right side, click on the Get updates button.
It will check for the updates available for your Store applications.
If any updates are found for the Minecraft game, Store will automatically download and install them.
Method 3 – Perform a Windows Update
Step 1. Tap on the Windows Start button on your taskbar.
Type windows update settings in the search box.
Step 2. Click on Windows update settings in the search result to open the System settings page for Windows Update.
Step 3. Here, click on the Check for updates button.
Step 4. Windows will look for the updates for your PC including the Minecraft game.
If any updates are available, Windows will prompt you to download and install them.
Method 4 – Reset or Reinstall Minecraft
Step 1. Hit the Windows key and type installed apps in the Windows search box.
Step 2. Select Installed apps in the displayed search result.
Step 3. On this page, search for Minecraft in the list of applications installed on your PC.
Step 4. Click on the three-dot menu associated with the Minecraft game and choose Advanced options.
Note: Here we have shown the steps with Minecraft Launcher. You will need to perform this on the edition of Minecraft installed on your PC.
Step 5. On the Advanced options page, scroll down to the Reset section.
Step 6. Here, click on Repair to repair the application without affecting its data.
Step 7. If repairing the app doesn’t help, then click on the Reset button.
Click on Reset again on the confirmation prompt.
Step 8. If resetting the app also doesn’t work, then click on the Uninstall button in the section named Uninstall.
Step 9. Restart your PC after the game is uninstalled.
Step 10. After the system starts up, go to Microsoft Store.
Search for the Minecraft edition and install it on your PC.
After installing, when you open the Minecraft game you will have the updated version of the game on your PC.
The above article must have been helpful in updating Minecraft on your Windows 11 PC. Please let us know your thoughts and opinions on the same in the comments section below.