Convert Bedrock (iOS) to Java (Windows)

This guide will explain step by step how to convert a Minecraft world from Bedrock Edition on iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad) to Java Edition on Windows. The Universal Minecraft Tool is equipped with a fully updated world converter so you can play your worlds on another platform.

You may refer to the Converter Interface page at any point during this guide for additional help.

1. Install the Universal Minecraft Tool

Before you can convert your world, you'll need to install the Universal Minecraft Tool onto your computer. If you haven't already, follow this quick Installation Guide to get set up.

Once you've logged in, click the Converter tab to access the Converter.


2. Upload iOS World to iCloud

iCloud is an easy way to transfer your iOS world to your computer where the Universal Minecraft Tool is installed. If you have a different transferring method such as iTunes or Realms, feel free to use that instead.

Open the Files app and navigate to On My iPhone > Minecraft > games > com.mojang > minecraftWorlds. Each folder listed here is an individual iOS world.

Identify the world you want to convert by reading the levelname.txt file found within each world folder. Once you've located it, long press the world folder and select Compress. This will create a .zip file of the world contents.

Long press this newly created .zip file and select Move. Choose iCloud Drive, then tap Copy to copy the world to iCloud.

3. Download iOS World From iCloud

On your computer, open a web browser and log in to iCloud. Go to your iCloud Drive.

Download the iOS world .zip file we created in the previous step, and then select Open after it's finished downloading.


Click the Extract All button to extract the contents of this .zip file back to a normal folder. Remember the location you extract it to.


4. Select the Input World

Click the Bedrock button on the Input step of the converter. This will bring up the Bedrock Edition world selection dialog window.


Click the Browse for a World Folder... button.


Select the folder we extracted in the previous step.


NOTE: After extracting the .zip file, the world folder will often be nested inside a duplicate folder of the same name. Make sure you select the inner folder, that one that actually stores the world files, and not this new duplicate.

You'll know you've selected the correct folder when the world name and icon appear on the world selection dialog window. Click Open World to complete this step.


5. Choose the Output Edition and Version

Click the Java button to choose it as the output edition, then click Next. For extra control, use the dropdown menu beneath it to select a target version. The default option will always be the latest supported version.


6. Conversion Options

Specify any conversion options you wish, then click Next. For a full breakdown of these options, visit the LINK COMING SOON page.


7. Convert

Click the Start Conversion button to begin the conversion process. Sit back and relax as the Universal Minecraft Tool intelligently converts every aspect of your world!


8. Save the Output World

Once the conversion has finished, click the Save World button.


This will bring up the Java world save dialog window. It will automatically show the installation directory for Java Edition (C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves). Feel free to save it to a different location if you'd prefer, however, Java Edition can only play worlds stored in this installation directory.

Enter a name for the output world and then click Save



That's all there is to it! Your world can now be enjoyed on Java (Windows).

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