I have Minecraft Pocket Edition v0.13.1 on 3 different ipads (iOS 8.4 on a mini and 8.4.1 on an ipad air).
- Scanning games on the local network does not work.
- If you share your game on the local network, none of the other ipads will ever connect to the host, even if you add it as a server by using the exact IP:port.
- Connecting to a minecraft server (1.8.9) hosted on a Macbook on the same wifi network and subnet won't work from iPads.
So I went and installed a minecraft server (1.8.9) on my Macbook, and I could connect to the server and play from 2 different macbooks on the same wifi network.
I added the server on the 3 ipads, which are on the same wifi network, same ip subnet and all, none of them ever connect to the local network minecraft server.
Is Pocket Edition not compatible with the minecraft server, or this is just a really nasty bug?
(Yes I've restarted iPads and routers multiple times, please fix!)
Thanks for this thread - first time post - I just wanted to add after the latest .13 update we were fine and then we weren't. I re-added our local ip addresses and nothing seemed to work. Tears were about to happen! BUT I rebooted our wifi box (modem/wifi box) and voila, everything worked. We play across android / Windows 10 and iOS.
First things first, the Mac version of Minecraft cannot connect with any of those devices. Have you checked the Minecraft versions of your iPads and iPhone? Are they all the same version? That could possibly be the culprit.
I found a working fix! It has to do with the router using dual bands - one player ends up using one band (e.g. 2.4 GHz), the other using the 5 GHz one.
You'll need to go into your router (via a web browser) and disable one of the bands. On my Cisco router, I had to type in 192.168.1.1, log in (admin is often the default password), then go to Wireless then disable one of the bands.
I disabled the 2.4 GHz one, now everyone can connect to each others iPads. It did slow down our internet, though.
One thing that we noticed before was that at some houses/businesses we could alway connect to each other. We could also connect when using the cellular connection from my iPhone.
This problem just sprang up for us on PE 0.14. This afternoon, I could see my daughter's worlds on her phone. Now, the phones can't see each other. We didn't update or change anything. Have tired power-cycling the router, the phones, quitting the apps, turning multiplayer on and off again. No joy.
So yesterday, I was playing in a PE world with my windows 10 beta, now this morning I get an error message "client outdated" when i try to connect. I'm also trying in reverse, aka joining a windows 10 beta world with my PE, and I get the same error. did they update the client? who should I contact for support?
For a week I've been playing with my daughter over the local network - her on PE v0.14 on android tablet, me on Win10 PE beta v0.14.1. Today we try connecting and neither one of us can see each other's worlds. Both get the message "Could Not Connect: Outdated Client!".
My daughter is upset, and not being particularly tech-y myself I have no idea how to fix it. Can anyone explain a fix in minecraft-for-dummies level terms?
THE ANSWER: the reason you cannot connect to each other while sitting in the same room is because someone has a player name with a "space". You cannot put a space between letters or numbers. Change the player name(s) to a non-spaced word. Swipe your programs closed on your iPads/iPhones. Then start up Minecraft. If it doesn't work the first try, it should by the 2nd or 3rd try.
i should say that everyone's device NEEDS to be updated as well! You cannot play with someone that has not done the updates.
My minecraft pe updated to 0.14.3, but the server that I love to play on is version 0.14.2 so how do I play on the server????? I payed for minecraft so I can`t just reinstall it. Does anyone know how to deupdate it on Ipod Touch without reinstalling it?!?!?!
My sister and I really enjoy playing Minecraft on our iPads together. I have the newest iPad with 64GB and my sister has the 16GB. Hers is probably the second generation iPad. When we play together it literally crashes every time we start the game. We have our iPads updated with the most recent software and Minecraft is updated. My sister has decreased memory with her iPad by deleting pictures etc. We have heard that crashing could mean there is not enough memory but we are not sure. Please help us so that we may play together again! Thank you for your time.