Minecraft Bedrock Mac Tips (Download and Install)

For a while now, Mac users have been disadvantaged when it comes to gaming. Therefore, you may be wondering if Mojang is putting effort to ensure Mac users do not miss out on Minecraft.

So, is Minecraft Bedrock on Mac? Minecraft Bedrock is available on a few select Macs. These include MacBook Air, Mini or Pro with the updated Apple M1 ARM processor. Thus, if you have the old Mac versions, you may not be able to play Minecraft. However, you can only hope that the developer or Microsoft will adopt a Mac catalyst to port iOS apps to Intel CPUs that the older Macs use.

So far, players admit that they are still limited to Java Edition, yet many other platforms play Bedrock. I will help you know whether Minecraft Bedrock is on Mac and how you can access it on your device.

If your Mac is powerful enough to meet the technical requirements of running Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, then you could be among the lucky people to enjoy Minecraft bedrock on Mac. This is because, currently, there is no Bedrock Edition Version specific for Mac.

However, the release of Apple M1 Macs was a breakthrough in the iPad apps support on Mac, and this means that Minecraft Bedrock can now run on M1 Macs. Even then, some online players claim that the graphics are a bit blurry, though not very bad, and the aspect ratio causes black bars to appear on the side.

With this breakthrough, gamers can remain hopeful that Mojang and Microsoft will consider bringing the bedrock edition to other Macs in the future. In the meantime, players might have to get used to the Java edition as long as they cannot access Bedrock.

How Do I Download Bedrock on My Mac?

The Minecraft Bedrock edition comprises several Minecraft editions by Mojang studios. Its gameplay features virtual realities with survival elements in a sandbox environment. Read on for detailed description of how to download this edition on your Mac.

If you use Mac and want to play Minecraft, you may need to get the Java edition of the game. This is because Minecraft Bedrock Edition is not available on Mac, which currently supports Java only.

The Minecraft Bedrock Edition is available for windows, phones and consoles. In a rather unpopular opinion from an online gamer, you can access this edition if your Mac is powerful to run Windows 10. This opinion is not verified even though some users claim it works for them.

When downloading the java edition, you will start by installing Java. However, Mojang is working on getting a Mac installer that will save you from this step. Next, you will visit the Minecraft website to access the game and download it.

To successfully download Bedrock, you have to get rid of Java prefs beforehand. This might be challenging, forcing you to delete your Minecraft folder. To do this, scroll to System Preferences, then click on Java. This action will open the launcher, and you can scroll to the General View and View. Next, select the resources and delete the temporary files.

From here, click on applications, and if Minecraft pops up, then you can delete it. This way, you will clear the whole installation from your Mac, and you will be good to do a new clean installation.

The other alternative in the uninstallation process is to keep the Minecraft launcher. Next, you will open the Finder app, usually a blue icon, then hit Go at the top of this window and Go to Folder.

To search for the folder, type/ Library/Application Support/minecraft’ then press Enter, and the Minecraft folder will open. Before deleting the Minecraft folder, click on your saves folder and copy it to a safe folder. Next, right-click on this folder and click Delete to uninstall Minecraft from your Mac.

Upon successful uninstallation, you can now install or download Bedrock by opening the Microsoft Launcher to start the process. Next, follow the on-screen instructions until the process completes, then close your launcher. Copy your saves folder from the safe location and paste it into the Minecraft folder.

After downloading the game, you should shift your focus to the mods. Mods are add ons created by other players and designed to work with the game. To download the mods, you will need an installer such as Minecraft Forge downloadable from its website. Minecraft Forge makes mod installation easy for a fantastic experience in Minecraft.

Once on the Minecraft Forge website, you will click the install tab to download a jar file that you will use to install Minecraft Forge on Mac. You will then open the Finder and click the Downloads tab.

On this tab, you will save all the files that you will download from the internet. Thus, if you saved your Minecraft Forge to a different location, trace it using the Finder. Finally, click install, and a message will pop indicating successful installation.

With the Minecraft Forge mod installer, you can freely download and install mods to Minecraft. Before installing mods, you should note that their safety is dependent on the source and downloading from reliable sources is advisable to keep your system safe.

If unsure, check for reviews, ratings, and comments to verify a mod before installation. Sourcing your mods from unverified sources puts you at a high risk of malware as it is easy to hide such in unchecked mods.

It is possible to install several mods at a go since your hardware is the only limitation to mod installation. Thus, if you have a powerful system, you can install more mods. Also, depending on your mod requirement, the numbers may vary.

To install a mod, open your chosen browser and type Minecraft mods in the search bar and Enter. This action will open a list of websites with mods, and you can click on the one you are interested in.

Next, click on the download tab for the mod and ensure you are downloading the recent version or the one corresponding to your Minecraft Forge version. You can then open the Finder and ensure you save your mod file in the mod folder.

While modders work to ensure mods work in all Minecraft versions, this is not always the case. Thus, you may need to roll back your version to a previous release. The good news is that you can do this with just a few mouse clicks. To roll back your version, launch Minecraft, and on your bottom left, click the Edit tab under your name.

This action will populate a menu with a dropdown list, select the Minecraft version that you want to launch. You should ensure that this version is compatible with the version that you want to launch.

After downloading the game, other adjustments you may want include changing your character’s skin color and installing resource packs. Changing your character’s skin color gives them a brighter look that matches your taste while installing resource packs improves your game look.

How Do You Install Minecraft on Mac?

Since its release on Mac in 2011, Minecraft grew in popularity and influenced future game developments, making it commercially successful. Thus, to avoid missing this experience that enables you to explore a colorful and adventurous world, it is worth learning how to install the game on your Mac.

Installing Minecraft on Mac is possible on the official website, thanks to Mojang. To install Minecraft on Mac, you will start by registering for a Mojang account. Next, you will click on Minecraft, then Get Minecraft to start your download. From here, you will receive a prompt to select your platform from the available list. You can then complete your purchase, and the game will start downloading on your Mac.

Before installing Minecraft on your Mac, ensure your device meets the system requirements for a successful installation. This includes enough room in your drives since Minecraft gets regular updates that increase the game size. You should also have permissions depending on the installation method usable by your organization.

Lastly, check that your Mac can install software from known and verified developers. Downloading programs from other sources apart from the App store will cause their rejection, populating as a Minecraft is a damaged error.

Thus, to prevent this, scroll to the System Preferences, Security, and then General. On the Allow apps downloaded from, check the App Store and Identified developers. If this section is grey and you cannot select it, you should contact the admin to edit your settings.

The steps to downloading the Minecraft edition for your Mac are almost similar. You will start by creating a Minecraft or Mojang account. To do this, click on Register at the upper right corner of your screen.

This action will open the Register New Mojang account, and you can proceed to fill in the relevant information in the text boxes. This includes your date of birth and the security question. Next, click the Register tab at the bottom to finish, and you will get a verification message in your email with a link that you should click to complete the registration.

Once registered, you will access all the information you need and the versions you can download. On the website, click the Get Minecraft tab to purchase the game. This action will cause a prompt to pop, requiring you to select the devices you are currently using. Among the options on the list will include Mobile, Computer, and console.

Since you are buying Minecraft for Mac, select Computer as your device. From here, you will select the platform you will use to play Minecraft. Some of the platforms in the list will include Mac, Linux, and Windows, in which case you will select Mac.

On the next window, you will see the Minecraft versions available. On Mac computers, you will see the Java edition available at $26.95. Click on the Buy Minecraft tab to purchase the game. For this purchase, you should have an international card.

You should also sign in to your Mojang account or create one if you do not have any and you will receive a code to your email address that you will use to activate the game.

Installing Minecraft on Mac is not always a smooth process, and you will land into issues including the inability to launch the game, constant crashing, and inability to open the game. Players report bugs on Mac that cause crashing when they start up and screen freezing, accompanied by an error message.

When this happens, you can try scanning your Mac for junk files, performance issues, security threats, and harmful apps that may cause slowness and system issues. If you do not see results in the scan, you can switch to an alternative launcher or check for incompatible software and uninstall it. After making the above changes, restart your Mac to effect them, and you should be good to go.

If your Minecraft is constantly crashing on Mac, you should check the error message, if any, to establish the cause. In most cases, these errors will point to a problem in your launcher, software, or Mac.

However, this too could result from incompatible drivers, low storage, or a bug. Thus, you should troubleshoot by cleaning your system, uninstalling apps, and restarting your PC. You can also update your apps or redownload the launcher if crashing persists.


Minecraft Bedrock is available on particular Mac devices; hence, a limitation to users. However, if your Mac is powerful enough to meet the technical requirements of running Minecraft Windows 10 Edition, you can enjoy Minecraft Bedrock like any other player. If you are among the users limited to the java edition, downloading and installing the game will require you to download Java and the Minecraft launcher beforehand.

You can also download mods for the game and adjust your character qualities to your preference for the best experience. The mods should be from a verified system to block malware from your system. Finally, like any other game, you may experience issues downloading and installing Minecraft. With a few troubleshooting steps, you should be able to restore the game and enjoy it. However, if you are unable to put things back in order after several attempts, contact support for assistance.

Bal Kang

Bal Kang is a technology expert based in the UK, with experience across a number of technology areas from phones, tablets, computers to gaming.

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