Minecraft download for PC and mobile phone: How to download Minecraft and play free trial edition

Minecraft works across platforms, including Windows laptop/ PC, Mac, Android mobile phone, iPhone, Xbox, and PlayStation.

Minecraft download is available for PCs, laptops, and mobile phones. The popular 8-bit game with a procedurally generated open world works across platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, Xbox, and PlayStation. Developed by Swedish developers Mojang and currently owned by Microsoft, the game allows users to explore terrains and build a virtual world using blocks and other resources. It’s been close to 12 years since the first build of the game was released and its popularity has nothing but soared. Minecraft is among the best-selling video games of all time, with 200 million copies sold and 126 million monthly active users as of 2020.

Here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to download Minecraft game for free on PC, laptop, and mobile phone:

How to download Minecraft for PC

There are two versions of Minecraft games: Minecraft for Windows 10 and Minecraft Java Edition. The latter is a bit more popular and supports cross-platform play, including Windows, macOS, and Linux, and mod. The Minecraft for Windows 10 aka Bedrock edition, which was previously known as Pocket edition, is available for Windows 10, iOS and Android devices, PS4, Xbox One, and other consoles.

Minecraft Windows 10 edition price

You can try out Minecraft for Windows with a free trial or purchase the paid version for PC at Rs 1,474.

Minecraft Bedrock Edition: How to download Minecraft free trial on PC/ laptop (Windows 10)

The Minecraft for Windows 10 (Bedrock edition) free download for PC/ laptop is only available for the trial version, which offers 1 hour 40 minutes game time or 5 in-game days. You’ll have to purchase the game after that to continue playing. Here’s how you can download the trial version of Minecraft for Windows 10 free on your PC or laptop.

How to download minecraft on PC
  • Fire up your browser on PC
  • Search ‘Minecraft Free Trial’. Alternatively, you can click on this link
  • Click on the Windows icon
  • It’ll redirect you to ‘Minecraft for Windows 10’ page on Microsoft Store
  • There choose ‘Free Trial’
  • Login with your Microsoft ID, if you haven’t already, to download Minecraft trial version on your PC and laptop
  • Open the downloaded file to install the game

Minecraft Windows 10 edition system requirements

Minimum system requirements

  • OS – Windows 10 version 14393.0 or higher
  • CPU – Intel Celeron J4105 | AMD FX-4100
  • GPU – Intel HD Graphics 4000 | AMD Radeon R5
  • Memory – 4 GB RAM

Recommended system requirements

  • OS – Windows 10 version 14393.0 or higher
  • CPU – Intel i7-6500U | AMD A8-6600K
  • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 940M | AMD Radeon HD 8570D
  • Memory – 8 GB RAM

Minecraft Windows edition download size

Minecraft Windows edition requires at least 1GB free space on PC/ laptop.

Minecraft Java edition: How to download Minecraft Java Edition on PC/ laptop

The Minecraft Java Edition is available in two premium variants: Starter Collection and Master Collection. Per Microsoft, the difference between the two collections is that the Master Collection comes with 1000 Minecoins, while the Starter Collection comes with 700 Minecoins. Besides the Minecoin difference, the Master Collection includes a few more Skin packs.

Minecraft Java edition price

Minecraft Java edition Starter Collections comes at Rs 1,674, and the Minecraft Java Edition Master Collection costs Rs 2,724. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to download the Minecraft Java edition.

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  • To download Minecraft Java Edition on PC/ laptop, visit minecraft.ne
  • Choose ‘Get Minecraft’
  • Select Computer from the list of available devices, followed by platform. The Minecraft Java Edition supports Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  • After this, Mac and Linux users will get to buy Minecraft Java Edition. On the other hand, Windows users will be given two games to purchase: Minecraft Java Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. Choose the option that you want and proceed with payment
  • Once the payment is done, users will easily be able to download and install Minecraft Java Edition on their PC

Minecraft Java Edition system requirements

Minimum system requirements

  • OS – Windows 7 or up/ 64-bit Linux OS from 2014 onwards/ Any 64-bit macOS X using 10.9 Maverick or newer
  • CPU – Intel Core i3-3210/ AMD A8-7600 or equivalent
  • GPU (Integrated) – Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line)
  • GPU (Discrete) – Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4.4
  • Memory – 4 GB RAM

Recommended system requirements

  • OS – Windows 7 or up/ 64-bit Linux OS from 2014 onwards/ Any 64-bit macOS X using 10.9 Maverick or newer
  • CPU – Core i5-4690/ AMD A10-7800 or equivalent
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce 700 Series /AMD Radeon Rx 200 Series (excluding integrated chipsets)
  • Memory – 8 GB RAM

Minecraft Java edition download size

Minecraft Java edition needs at least 1GB of free space on your PC.

How to download Minecraft on Android mobile phone and iPhone

Much like PC/ laptop, the Minecraft free download for mobile phones is available for the trial version for Android users. The full version of the game for both Android mobile phone and iPhone remains paid and you can purchase it from the Google Play Store and App Store, respectively. Minecraft’s full version gives you access to various modes, including Creative that comes with unlimited resources, Survival in which users will have to fend off mobs by crafting weapons and armoury, and Multiplayer to play with up to 10 friends online.

Minecraft mobile price on iOS and Android

Minecraft costs Rs 650 on Google Play Store and Rs 599 on Apple App Store. Here’s how to download Minecraft on your phone:

  • Head to the app marketplace, i.e. Google Play Store for Android and App Store for iOS, and search ‘Minecraft’.
  • Alternatively, click on these links – Minecraft download for Android, Minecraft download for iPhone
  • Tap on the title, which is developed by Mojang
  • Purchase the game from the store
  • After the payment is successful, click on the install button
  • Minecraft game will download on your smartphone

Read more: Minecraft skin download: How to download Minecraft skins, change them, and more

Minecraft FAQs

How to play Minecraft for free on PC online

The Minecraft game is available for PC/ laptop users for free online. The game can be played on pretty much any browser for Windows and macOS out there. However, there is one caveat: Mojang offers the earliest version of Minecraft that was launched in 2009 to play online. The version comes with an old interface with just 32 blocks.

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How to download Minecraft maps

There are a bunch of maps available to download on Minecraft through several third-party websites. Minecraftmaps.com is among the nicest websites to download maps for Minecraft. Select the desired map from the website and download it. Now, add it to the game using the following steps:

  • Unzip the Minecraft map on your system
  • Press Windows + R key to open the Run menu and search ‘%appdata%.minecraft’
  • Look for a folder named ‘saves’
  • The folder includes the names of the existing Minecraft worlds
  • Drag and drop the unzipped map folder to the ‘Saves’ folder.
  • Now, open the Microsoft Launcher and launch ‘Minecraft’
  • Select the single-player option to see the new map added to the game
  • Click on ‘Play Selected World’ to play the newly downloaded map on Minecraft

Minecraft servers 2021

Minecraft can be played on many servers that come with their own self-contained multiplayer world, rules, gameplay style, and communities. Here are a few best Minecraft Servers you can try in 2021:

  • MINEPLEXIP: eu.mineplex.com or us.mineplex.com || Server: Minecraft survival server
  • GRAND THEFT MINECART IP: mc-gtm.net || Server: Minecraft survival server

  • BRAWL IP: brawl.com || Server: Minecraft battle royale server

  • PIRATECRAFT IP: mc.piratemc.com || Server: Minecraft RPG server

  • MINECRAFT MIDDLE EARTH – IP: build.mcmiddleearth.com || Server: Minecraft RPG server