Did you find out that a new version of Minecraft was released a few weeks ago, but is not yet installed on your computer or mobile device? Do you want to reinstall the latest version of Minecraft but don’t know how? Can’t find a way to trigger a game update in the Minecraft launcher? Don’t worry, we can help you figure out how to do this. Just keep reading!
How to Update Minecraft in a Launcher
As you probably already know, Minecraft has an automatic update feature that checks for updates every time you start the game and downloads them if necessary. If your computer is running an older version of the game, something is preventing this function from doing its job.
If you cannot update Minecraft, this is because, most likely, the correct parameters are not set in the game launcher. To better understand what I mean, start Minecraft Using your desktop icon, enter your username (if needed) and click play.
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After that, wait for the game launcher to appear, expand the version drop-down menu located in the lower-left corner, and set the option “Use the latest version.” Any other option will turn Minecraft into a single version and will not allow you to use the latest game updates.
After starting the game, to make sure that you are using the latest version, check the version number in the lower-left corner (for example, Minecraft 1.8.9). Then connect to the official Minecraft page and make sure the number matches the latest version of Minecraft released by the developers.
And to change the Minecraft version, just click on the same button in the launcher menu and choose the one you prefer. Go and have fun!