why wont my minecraft update

Why Won’t My Minecraft Update?

Minecraft is a popular game that millions of people play every day. However, many players have been having trouble updating the game. In this blog post, we will discuss the possible reasons why your Minecraft update isn’t working and how to fix it.

Why Won’t My Minecraft Update?

Minecraft might not update because it’s trying to connect to a server that’s down. Sometimes when you try to update Minecraft, the game fails to connect to the Mojang servers. This can be due to several reasons, such as a full server, your computer being unable to access the internet, or a problem with your internet connection. If you’re having trouble updating Minecraft, try checking your internet connection and/or waiting a little while before trying again.

The Minecraft Update Process

  1. Every update for Minecraft is available for players on all platforms. The process for updating your game will depend on which device you are playing the game on.
  2. On PC, Mac, and Linux platforms, the game will typically update automatically when a new version is released. You can also manually check for updates by launching the launcher and clicking “Check for Updates.”
  3. On mobile devices, you will need to check for updates in the app store and manually download any available updates.
  4. On Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Minecraft can be updated automatically when connected to the internet or manually by loading the game disc and allowing it to update on its own.
  5. Updates for Minecraft can be large and require a lot of downloading, so it’s important to make sure your device has plenty of free space before attempting to update the game.
  6. Once the update is installed and downloaded, your game will be ready to play with all of the new content that comes with it.
  7. It’s important to make sure you’re always running the latest version of Minecraft in order to access all of the new features and bug fixes that come with updates.
  8. It’s also a good idea to read the update notes for each version, so you know what changes have been made to the game.

Why Might Your Minecraft Not Be Updating?

  • If you are playing on a PC, Mac, or Linux and the game isn’t automatically updating itself when a new version is released; there could be a few different reasons why it isn’t working.
  • It could be due to there being an issue with your internet connection, or it could be the game is not set up correctly to check for updates.
  • If you have a slow connection, this can also cause the update process to take longer than usual or freeze it altogether.
  • It could also be that your game version is too old and needs to be updated manually.
  • Finally, some players have reported that the update process itself can fail for unknown reasons, causing the game to remain on an older version that won’t be updated via the usual channels.
  • If you are playing on a console, it could be that the update hasn’t been released yet for your region.
  • Console versions of Minecraft can take longer to receive updates compared to the PC version, so make sure you check if any recent updates have been released for your region by visiting the official website.
  • In some cases, if you are playing on an older version of Minecraft, the game may no longer be supported and won’t receive any further updates.
  • Check the official website to find out more about when support for your version of the game ended and whether or not a new version is available.
  • It’s also important to note that due to the ever-changing nature of the game, you may not be able to access certain features if you are playing on an older version.


Sometimes, Minecraft may not update due to technical or other issues. However, it is important to check for updates regularly and make sure your version of the game is up-to-date in order to access all the features and content available. If you are having difficulty updating your game, there are a few steps you can take, such as checking your internet connection, making sure the game is set up correctly to receive updates, or manually downloading and installing a new version. If you are still having difficulty updating your game, it may be time to reach out to the Minecraft community for additional help.

Jason Buckner
Jason Buckner is a technical writer and content creator. He has a passion for helping people understand complex topics, and he enjoys using his writing skills to make information more accessible. Jason is also an experienced software engineer, and he brings a unique perspective to his writing. When he's not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.