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Smite enchantment

Battling mobs is a big part of Minecraft if you decide to reach the end. It involves gathering all sorts of resources, many of which come from mobs that are difficult to kill. Players can use different grades of weapons to defeat mobs and they can use enchantments to make the best weapons more effective.

Smite in Minecraft

Smite is an enchantment in Minecraft that can be applied to weapons. Specifically, it can applied to a sword or to an axe. Other weapons e.g. crossbows and bow and arrow cannot be enchanted with Smite. 

Smite will add more damage when a weapon with the enchantment is used to strike an ‘undead’ mob (all variations of Zombies, Skeletons, and Phantom). 

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In order to enchant a weapon, you need;

  • An enchantment table
  • The weapon you will enchant
  • 3 Lazuli Lapis (found by mining underground at level 32)

Enchantment table

The most difficult item to obtain for crafting an enchantment table is diamonds. You will have to mine for them and you must use an iron or higher pickaxe. Diamonds are found below Y level 16. 

Obsidian is easy to craft: pour a bucket of water on a source lava block. The tricky part is break the block once you have it. You need a diamond pickaxe for the job. In total, you need 5 diamonds (3 for the axe, and 2 for the table). 

To craft a book, you need three paper and one leather skin. To get paper, you need sugar cane (naturally occurring). To get leather, you have to kill either a cow, horse, donkey, mule, or llamas. Cows are more likely to drop a hide and are more commonly found.

Craft the book by placing one paper in the first cell of the second, one paper in the second cell of the second row, and one paper in the first cell of the last row in the crafting table. Place the leather hide in the second cell of the third row. Collect the book.

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To craft the enchantment table:

  1. Place the book in the second cell of the first row.
  2. Place a diamond in the first and last cell of the second row.
  3. Place an obsidian block in the second cell of the second row.
  4. Place an obsidian block in each cell of the third row.
  5. Collect the enchantment table.

Smite enchantment

Now that you have the enchantment table, the weapon, and the Lazuli Lapis, you can enchant the weapon.

  1. Place the Enchantment table.
  2. Click the table.
  3. Place the weapon in the block on the left.
  4. Place 3 Lazuli Lapis in the block on the right.
  5. Hover over the three enchantments that appear in the three rows.
  6. Select the Smite enchantment.
  7. Collect the weapon. It is not enchanted with Smite.

Smite enchantment

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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.

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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.

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  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.

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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.

Conclusion

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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