Solving Connection Problems: Tips for Joining Servers in Minecraft PE
30th Jun, 2022
Check Your Internet Connection:
Before attempting to join a server in Minecraft PE, ensure that you have a stable and reliable internet connection. Connect to a Wi-Fi network if available, as it generally offers better stability and speed compared to mobile data. If you're using mobile data, make sure you have a strong signal and sufficient data coverage.
Update Minecraft PE:
Ensure that you have the latest version of Minecraft PE installed on your mobile device. Developers regularly release updates that include bug fixes, performance improvements, and compatibility enhancements. Keeping your game up to date helps ensure compatibility with servers and resolves any known issues.
Verify Server Compatibility:
Check if the server you're trying to join is compatible with the version of Minecraft PE you have installed. Servers often indicate the supported Minecraft PE versions on their websites or server lists. Joining a server that matches your Minecraft PE version minimizes compatibility issues and increases the likelihood of a successful connection.
Disable VPN or Proxy:
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) or proxy connections can sometimes interfere with Minecraft PE's ability to connect to servers. If you have a VPN or proxy enabled on your device, consider temporarily disabling it to see if it resolves the connection problem. Once connected to the server, you can re-enable the VPN or proxy if needed.
Check Firewall or Router Settings:
Firewalls or router settings on your device or network can sometimes block the necessary ports or protocols that Minecraft PE uses for multiplayer connectivity. Make sure that Minecraft PE has the necessary permissions and exceptions in your device's firewall settings. If you're using a router, ensure that the required ports (default ports: TCP 19132 and UDP 19132) are open and properly forwarded.
Restart Minecraft PE and Your Device:
Sometimes, connection issues can be resolved by simply restarting Minecraft PE or your mobile device. Close the Minecraft PE app completely and relaunch it. If the problem persists, try restarting your device to refresh the network connection and clear any temporary issues that may be causing the connection problem.
Contact Server Administrators or Support:
If you have tried the above solutions and still cannot connect to a server, reach out to the server administrators or support for further assistance. They may have additional troubleshooting steps or insights specific to their server setup. Provide them with details about the issue you're experiencing, including error messages or any relevant information, to help them better understand and address the problem.