James Cook

Category: Minecraft

Connect to a Minecraft server on Mobile and Tablet

Get Minecraft from the appstore and open the app.
Click the signin button, this will jump to an Xbox login screen.

Xbox login screen

If you don’t have a login, you will need to sign up for one. If you are logging in for your child then check out an overview of the process here.

Then do the following:

Once it has been saved then you can connect anytime you need.

One thing to note is that by default Minecraft on the mobile and tablet needs wifi, there is a way to change that in the settings. 

If the account is a child’s one then you will likely get this message:

You cannot play online multiplayer because of how your Microsoft Account is set up. Review and change your privacy settings at http://aka.ms/accountsettings

http://aka.ms/accountsettings – I have done a quick video guide here how to change the privacy settings, you will probably find that after you have done this then you need to log out of the MS account and re-login.

Best way to setup your child an Xbox ID


  1. Create a family member in your windows ID account ( https://account.microsoft.com/family/ )
  2. Go to the Minecraft app and try to login with your child’s windows ID
  3. Go through the process of authorising the account as instructed (if you run into problems once the account is authorised, try and login at xbox.com as you may need to unblock the account via an SMS code)
  4. Go back to the phone/tablet and try to sign in under their account again
  5. You will need to choose them a Xbox Gamer Tag, I would recommend something that doesn’t directly relate back to them
  6. Once that is done you may want to login to xbox.com as their account and change things like their gamerpic

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