Convert Java (Windows) to Bedrock (iOS)

This guide will explain step by step how to convert a Minecraft world from Java Edition on Windows to Bedrock Edition on iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad). 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. Select the Input World

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


Option 1

The Universal Minecraft Tool will automatically fill the list with the Java Edition worlds installed on your computer. (These are the worlds located at C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\.minecraft\saves). This location can be changed in the application settings.

Click on the world you want to convert and then click Open World.


Option 2

If you don't have Java Edition installed or you want to convert a world that is stored somewhere else on your computer, click the Browse for a World... button to select it manually.


NOTE: A valid Java Edition world is NOT a single file. It is actually a folder containing many files. Select the folder that contains the level.dat file of the world you want to convert.

3. Choose the Output Edition and Version

Click the Bedrock 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.


4. Conversion Options

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


5. 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!


6. Save the Output World

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


This will bring up the Bedrock world save dialog window. Pick a name and location for the output world and then click Save.


7. Compress the World

Before you can transfer the world to your iOS device, you'll need to compress the world files into a single .zip file. To do this, navigate to where you saved the converted world and open its folder so you can see all the world contents. You should see the same contents as shown in this image:


Select everything (Ctrl+A) and then right click and choose Send To > Compressed (zipped) folder.


Name it whatever you'd like.


8. Upload Compressed World to iCloud

iCloud is an easy way to transfer the converted world to your iOS device. If you have a different transferring method such as Realms, feel free to use that instead.

Open a web browser and log in to iCloud. Go to your iCloud Drive.

Click the Upload button.


Select the .zip file we created in the previous step and then click Open to start the upload.


9. Import World From iCloud

Head on over to your iOS device and go to the Files app. Find the zipped world file we transferred in the previous step in iCloud Drive. Long press it and tap Move. Move the file to On My iPhone > Minecraft > games > com.mojang > minecraftWorlds.

Once it's finished, navigate to that same minecraftWorlds folder we just moved the zipped world file to. Long press it and tap Uncompress. You can now delete the zipped file.


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

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