How to fix Minecraft login not working
Minecraft requires a Microsoft account to sign in and play. You can skip the game login if you have the Bedrock version, but you need to log in to the Xbox app on Windows 10/11. With the base version, the login is done automatically, but with the Java version, you must log in manually.
Fix Minecraft login not working
Logging into Minecraft is not a complicated task; you click the sign in button, enter your Microsoft account details, and voila. If, after entering the login information, you see a server error and the login fails, try the solutions below.
1. Check the applications
If you are running apps that allow cheats, special mobs, or anything special, it may be interfering with the login process. If the app is not intended to modify Minecraft, but acts as a cheat tool or modifier for other games on your system, it may also be causing login issues. Unfortunately, exiting an application like this is not enough. You will have to uninstall it if you want to be able to log into Minecraft again.
2. Check the Hosts file
Check if your hosts file has been edited with entries blocking Minecraft.net or a Mojang domain. If so, you will need to delete the entries. This happens if you have installed applications to modify Minecraft. Changes to the hosts file will be preserved even if you have uninstalled the application.
- Open File Explorer.
- Paste this C: Windows System32 drivers etc into the location bar and hit Enter.
- Open the hosts file with a text editor such as Notepad.
- Find entries for Minecraft and delete them.
- Save the change with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + S.
- Quit and reopen Minecraft and log in.
3. Use the official launcher
If you are using a third party launcher for Minecraft, it may be causing problems with login. Try using the official launcher to open Minecraft and then log in. Also, make sure Minecraft is up to date. An outdated version of the launcher can also cause problems. The updated version will still allow you to run an older version of Minecraft. You can select the version before opening a game / loading a world.
4. Check the status of Minecraft
Minecraft doesn’t have an official status page but it does have one Twitter support account. Check the account to see if there are any ongoing issues. If there is a problem but it is not related to the login directly, it may still be affecting the login. You can also report problems logging in to the account. After that, you will have to wait while they solve it.
Logging into Minecraft has gotten easier starting in 2021; everyone uses a Microsoft account. If you haven’t transferred your Mojang account to a Microsoft account, please do so. It may be what is causing problems with the login.