Minecraft unable to connect to world – How to fix it

Minecraft is one of the most popular games for years. It lets you create worlds, build, and even connecting to the friends’ worlds. Some users reported the issue connecting to other worlds. If you notice the same, keep reading, we are going to list several solutions that can put things into motion.

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Minecraft unable to connect to world – ways to fix it

Many reasons could cause this issue, from the firewall to network drivers. Before doing anything else listed below, restart your computer first. There could be just a bug in the game that can go away after your restart your machine, so do that and then launch the game.

Re-add the friend

If you are having issues connecting to a friend’s world, you can remove the person as a friend, and then add it again. To be able to do that, you must know the friend’s username. If you do know it, type the command

/f remove <username>     and then re-add the friend.

Enable Multiplayer option on Xbox website

To enable this option, follow the steps below:

  • Open the browser of your choice
  • Go to the Xbox website
  • Log in
  • Click on Xbox One/Windows 10 Online Safety
  • Click on Allow right next to You can join multiplayer games
  • Finally, click Submit.

Disable Windows firewall

To disable windows firewall, click on the search field in the bottom-left, type Windows Firewall, click on Windows Defender Firewall. Next, click on Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall located on the left side of the window.

You will see a list there, and make sure “javaw.exe”  is among the checked ones. If not, check it.

Disable Antivirus software

Your antivirus software could be causing the issue, so you should disable it and then try the game to see if the error is going to appear again. You can enable the software again when you are out of the game.

Make sure you have the latest version of Windows and Minecraft

To update Windows, click the search box in the bottom-left, enter update, and click on Check for Updates. You will see if a new version is available. Click Download.

To update Minecraft, head over to Microsoft Store, click on three dots in the top-right, and then click on Downloads and Updates.


If nothing seems to be working, try using a VPN that can help you get rid of the issue. It can help you connect to servers in any place, by bypassing geo-restrictions.

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