Transferring Minecraft worlds to another device

This article covers one method of transferring game files for Minecraft for mobile devices, Windows 10, Switch, VR and Xbox consoles. If you need help with moving Minecraft: Java Edition, go here.

Due to how files are stored on these devices, it can be difficult to "copy and paste" them from one device to another. It is possible to transfer worlds between these devices using Minecraft Realms however.

You will need an active Minecraft Realm in order to do this. If you have not yet used your Realms trial, you can use that to transfer your worlds. For information about Minecraft Realms and how to start a Realm, go here.


Once you have created a Realm, follow these instructions:

1. From the first device, please do the following:

- Select the pen icon next to your Realm from the Realms list

- Select "Replace World" and confirm

- Choose the world you would like to transfer

- Wait for the upload and select "Let's go!"

 

2. Access Minecraft from the second device and do the following:

- Select the pen icon next to your Realm from the Realms list

- Select "Download World"

- Wait for the download and select "Let's go!"

Your world has now been transferred from one device to another! If you wish to transfer more than one world, you can repeat the same process.

Please note that you will need to use the same Edition of Minecraft and the same Xbox Live account in order for this to work.

 

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