Minecraft: Here’s How To Transfer PE World to Xbox One

Transferring Worlds to Xbox One Minecraft

Minecraft Pocket Edition is the most played version of the game simply because everyone has a smartphone these days, and almost everyone has less than 10 dollars to spare on a game, one way or another. It’s no secret that the game would be more enjoyable if you were to play it on a console, an Xbox One, for example, and if you happen to own one and want to transfer your world, how would you do it? Is it even possible to transfer a Pocket Edition world to Xbox One?

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Transferring a Minecraft Pocket Edition world to an Xbox One is possible, but you’ll have to spare a few dollars to make it happen.
  • You’ll need a Realms subscription, and the game will lead you through the steps to make it happen.

Transfering your world using Realms

Realms is Mojang’s solution to running a server world you can play out with friends. The internet is full of third-party server hosting providers, which are used more frequently than Realms, but sadly, transferring your world won’t work using any of them.

Don’t worry, though; likely, you won’t have to pay for a Realms subscription. If you haven’t already used a free trial on your Realms subscription, you can use it now without paying anything. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay 4 dollars to make the transfer happen.

Important Note: You can only transfer worlds if you have the same edition of Minecraft and if you have the same Xbox Live Account.

Realms subscriptions

So, now that you know what it takes to transfer a world, how do you set up a Realm and a Realms subscription? We’ll be working with the fact that you can transfer a pre-existing world onto a Realm and the fact that you can export that same world.

To get a Realms subscription, follow these steps:

  1. Open Minecraft, and press play.
  2. Choose Create a New World and go to World Settings.
  3. In the World Settings menu, choose the Create on Realms option.
  4. The Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy will appear. Make sure you read them and mark the I agree box.
  5. This step is where you’ll find out if you can start a free trial. If yes, then click on Start Free Trial; if not, select the Subscribe Now option.
Transferring worlds is only possible with a Realms Plus subscription

Now that you have a Realms subscription, you can upload three world slots or create a brand new world on. We’ll use another slot to transfer your existing world to Realms and pull it back onto your Xbox One. So, to upload an existing world onto Realms, follow these steps.

  1. Open Minecraft and go to Realms
  2. On the screen that appears, choose one Realm and then click on Configure
  3. Then, go to Edit World and then click on Upload World.
  4. You’ll be prompted to choose an existing world you’d like to upload. Make sure you choose the correct one and click on Upload.

Another method you can use is to go to Realms and click on the pen icon next to a Realm. Then, you should choose the Replace World option and choose the world you want to transfer. Finally, wait for the upload to finish and click on Let’s Go.

Now you’ll want to go onto your new device, in this case, your Xbox One, and be signed in with the same Xbox Live account. Once you go into Realms, you should see the world you transferred to appear in the list of Realms. You’ll want to click the pen icon next to it and click on Download World. You should now be able to play the world on a single-player.

Transferring from iOS devices

A Realms subscription should be able to transfer your world from an iOS device. Mojang also allows you to transfer the world by using iCloud, but that only works if the device you’re transferring the world to is also an iOS device. Realms Plus is still your only solution to transfer the world.

Transferring a World to Java Edition

Sadly, transferring a world from Bedrock Edition Minecraft to Java Edition is impossible because Bedrock runs on C++, whereas Java runs on Java. Pocket Edition Minecraft is still Bedrock, meaning a transfer is impossible, even with a Realms or Realms Plus subscription.

Corrupted world saves

Corrupted world saves are unpredictable, and when they occur, the chunks in the game can either completely disappear or be reset to their original state when the world was generated. The best way to prevent this is to make world backups frequently.

You’ll want to head to Minecraft and press Play to copy a world. Then, press the pen icon next to the world you want to copy and go to World Settings. You should find the copy world option there and then choose.

Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments