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How to download and install Minecraft maps



Minecraft Map

Minecraft allows users to create as many worlds as they like and each world has its own unique layout, biomes, structures, etc., based on the world seed. These maps come with in-game structures that are common to all maps e.g. villages, temples, strongholds, etc. Much like worlds, users can also download and play in custom made Minecraft Maps.

Minecraft Maps

Minecraft Maps are user created worlds. Unlike the worlds that the game generates directly, these maps have been crafted with special structures and with theme and/or layout. You can, for example, download maps that have arenas or castles built in. These maps can be downloaded from third-party or from the Minecraft Marketplace.


Download Minecraft Maps

There are lots of online websites where Minecraft maps are published. Minecraft Maps is a popular place where you can find all sorts of maps. To download a map;

  1. Visit Minecraft Maps.
  2. Look for a map to download and click the download button.
  3. The map will download as a ZIP file.
  4. Extract the ZIP file.

For installation instructions, read the section on installation.

Download Minecraft Maps – Marketplace

Maps from the Minecraft Marketplace are paid and free. They’re also easier to install.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Go to the Marketplace.
  3. Select Worlds>Adventure Maps.
  4. Select a map to download and purchase it.
  5. Once purchased, it will be copied to your system. 
  6. Go to Worlds and select the map to play it.

Minecraft Maps Marketplace

Install Minecraft Maps

To install a Minecraft Map for Java; 

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Paste this %appdata%.minecraftsaves in the location bar and tap enter.
  3. Paste the extracted folder in the Saves folder.
  4. Open Minecraft.
  5. The map will be listed in worlds. Select it to play the map.

To install Minecraft Map for Bedrock;

  1. Extract the ZIP file.
  2. Open the extracted folder.
  3. Double-click the .mcworld file.
  4. Minecraft will open and the world will be added.

install Minecraft Map for Bedrock


Minecraft worlds that are for the Java version will not run on the Bedrock version. All maps in the marketplace will run on the version you’re accessing the marketplace from. You cannot convert a map to another version. Many maps use shaders and resource packs. If your system’s hardware cannot handle the shaders and resource packs that are used by a map, you may not be able to install it, or the map may not load properly. Minecraft maps generally aren’t very large. It’s rare for maps to be 500MB so if you find a map that is 1GB in size, it is an exception. Downloads from the Minecraft Marketplace tend to be slow. A small map of barely 100MB can take ten minutes to download. There’s nothing you can do about this except be patient. 


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How to force restart your iPhone 13 Pro



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When the iPhone was first released, it changed how phones were designed. Instead of entire keyboards or multiple hard buttons, the design worked with a single Home button. There were, and continue to be, hard buttons on the side but over the years, the Home button too has been retired. 

Force restart iPhone 13 Pro

The iPhone 13 Pro is the newest iPhone model (at present) and it as such, it has no Home button. In terms of design and the functionality of the buttons, they’ve changed quite a bit from the first iPhone to the iPhone 8 models. Up until that point, the side button on these iPhones could be used to restart an iPhone. It now activates Siri if it’s held down.


How to force restart iPhone 13 Pro

There are two ways to force restart an iPhone 13 Pro; you can go through the Settings app, or you can use the hard buttons on the side of your device.

Method 1: Settings app

The Settings app has a built-in option for restarting your iPhone. If the phone’s UI is responsive, this is the easiest method to restart an iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to General.
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap Shut Down.
  4. Use the on-screen slider to power the iPhone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side button/Siri button to turn it on.

force restart iphone 13

Method 2: Hard buttons

If you’re phone UI is not responsive, or it’s slowed down for whatever reason, you can use the hard buttons on the side of the device to restart it.

  1. Press the Volume up button and release it.
  2. Press the Volume down button and release it.
  3. Press and hold the side/Siri button until you see the power off slider.
  4. Use the power off slider to turn the phone off.
  5. Once the phone is off, press and hold the side/Siri button to turn it back on.

power off slider ios


iPhones, or rather iOS  does not have a restart option. You will always turn the iPhone off first, and then turn it on after. If you’ve been using an Android phone, you may be used to having a Restart option in the power menu but iOS does not follow the same approach. There are no other ways to trigger a phone shut down unless you allow the battery to drain completely. If you’re having trouble with your iPhone after taking it in for repairs, you may need to have it checked again. A force restart may be of little help. For now, it’s best to always take the device to Apple if you want to have something fixed. 


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How do I find my friends on Minecraft?



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Minecraft was never big on needing an account to play it. Users needed to create a Mojang account to purchase the game but nothing beyond that. This changed after Microsoft bought Minecraft. You now need a Microsoft Live account to play Minecraft. The good news is, a Microsoft Live account works with Xbox’s services and its network of games and players.

Find friends on Minecraft

Minecraft is an open world game that you can play online with multiple players. You have the option to join any online server and there will be other players there. If you’d rather not play with strangers, you can always play with your friends. The trick is finding them and getting them all on the same server.


How to find friends on Minecraft

There are different ways to find your friends on Minecraft. If you’d like to go with the simplest route, you can simply share the server that you’re playing on and have them all join it. You won’t be ‘connected’ to your friends but you will all be on the same server where you can play together.

Find gamer tags

Before you can invite your friends to play Minecraft with you, you need to add them. Friends are added via a gamer tag. A gamer tag is obtained from the Xbox app. Anyone that plays Minecraft has a Microsoft Live account and by association, they have a game tag.

Ask your friends for their game tag. Once you have the tag, you can add it directly when you invite friends to play a Minecraft game or you can add them on the Xbox app (you don’t need to own an Xbox). You can get the app on your mobile device or on Windows 10.

Once you have the Xbox app, follow these steps.

  1. Open the Xbox app.
  2. Sign in with the same Microsoft account that you use to sign in on Minecraft.
  3. Go to the Social tab.
  4. Enter your friend’s gamer tag in the search bar.
  5. Select them from the results and click Follow.
  6. Have your friend follow you back.
  7. Once you’re mutually following each other, the other person will appear as a friend.

friends on Minecraft

Add friends on Minecraft

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, go to world’s settings.
  4. On the right, click the Invite to game button.
  5. Select a friend from the list and send the invite.

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If you haven’t added your friends on Xbox, but you have their gamer tag, you can invite them directly in Minecraft.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Select a world to play in.
  3. Once the world has loaded, escape/exit to the game’s settings.
  4. Click the Invite to game button.
  5. Click Add friend.
  6. Enter your friend’s gamer tag.
  7. Send the invite.


Friends on Minecraft are connected via the Xbox network which you automatically join when you create a Microsoft Account. You will need to generate a gamer tag for yourself but that’s all you need. The gamer tag is essential for adding friends on Minecraft. You do not need to purchase Xbox related services. 

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