Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.11.0 Beta now available, here's how to get it

After several months of development, Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.11.0 is finally in the public beta testing stage. Without any further ado, we've created the following guide on how to get the public beta on your device and recieve Beta 1 as an update.

NOTE: Apple users cannot join the Minecraft PE Beta, because Apple does not support open beta trials and limits closed ones to 1,000 people. Blame Apple, and please don't ask us or the developers to release the betas on iOS.

You will need:

  • Phone or tablet with Android 4.0 or higher, with the Google Play Store (Kindle devices do not have access to the beta)

  • Google account that has purchased Minecraft PE on the Play Store


Instructions:

  1. Make sure you are logged into Google Plus on your computer (these instructions sometimes don't work properly on mobile, if you can do them on a computer it's better) and go to https://plus.google.com/communities/106796800070120508354.

  2. Click the 'Join Community' button at the top.

  3. Below the name of the community on the left side, click the gear/settings icon and uncheck "Show posts in Home Stream." If you use Google Plus at all and you leave this checked, your stream will be filled with spam from the community (mostly people with no patience asking when it's coming out and spam).

  4. Go to https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.mojang.minecraftpe and click "Become a tester."


You're done! The first beta will be available as an update in the Play Store soon after that. Mojang recommends that you backup your Minecraft worlds before updating, as the beta can corrupt old (and sometimes newly generated) worlds. We recommend this as well, especially considering the first few beta releases are always glitchy. Enjoy!

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April 9, 2015 at 5:15 AM delete

Can't u just join the community on iOS? Then… oh wait. The update will not appear. But can you join it for updates on the Changelog for build 2, 3?

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Guest
April 9, 2015 at 9:33 AM delete

Is it me or can anyone one else find anything about this on YouTube that's English everything is either in Spanish or German don't get me wrong it's great the mcpe is branching out but there's nothing in English on YouTube :/ so I don't know all the stuff that came out with the alpha build

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April 9, 2015 at 10:18 AM delete

"Apple users cannot join the Minecraft PE Beta, because Apple does not support open beta trials and limits closed ones to 1,000 people. Blame Apple, and please don't ask us or the developers to release the betas on iOS."

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ONYX
April 9, 2015 at 1:51 PM delete

Dayum! Finally releasing skins! And fishing! Such a wonder.... Thanks so much!

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ONYX
April 9, 2015 at 1:52 PM delete

Thanks Corbin for keeping us updated for years and years... Not to mention April 1st... Oh yes thanks MINECRAFT-PE team!!!!

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_0x10c
April 10, 2015 at 8:01 AM delete

iOS users will be able to use the official release.

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_0x10c
April 11, 2015 at 8:14 AM delete

Are you going to release a video of the beta? And are there really ghasts in the update?

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Aniket Das
April 12, 2015 at 3:19 AM delete

Wow! I wish Mojang could add the boat fishing and allowing two things to sit in the boat in PC!!!

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Monjakey
April 12, 2015 at 4:09 AM delete

Sigh... I hate apple now I have to wait for the official update to come while all my friends will be enjoying it before me

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April 12, 2015 at 10:45 AM delete

Unfortunately it's nearing the end of the school year for me and I'm too busy to make a video for the update this time.

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April 12, 2015 at 10:46 AM delete

Actually Jens said they are working to make all editions the same, more specifically bringing the new boats in PE to PC Edition (and probably the fishing too).

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Aniket Das
April 12, 2015 at 10:55 AM delete

Oh ok, can't wait till that happens!

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axicutionman
April 17, 2015 at 2:44 PM delete

i am soooooooooooooooooooo mad that they always do android and not apple i mean when they did the testing for 0.9.0 it was android 0.8.0 android. i might just quit for the love of god!

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oskar
April 18, 2015 at 6:20 AM delete

i em wrealy exitet when wil bi wersion 0.11.0 mcpe come!

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Brianrodriguez
April 21, 2015 at 12:27 PM delete

The thing is what's better than andriod and iOS.
I just want the new update to come out for iOS.

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Keegan Koncsol
April 21, 2015 at 12:34 PM delete

When are we getting to beta Apple users

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Keegan Koncsol
April 23, 2015 at 11:28 AM delete

What does IKR Mean

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