Several players have reported encountering a license error when trying to play the Minecraft Pocket Edition. This error message reads out that the player doesn’t own Minecraft or haven’t downloaded the edition from Microsoft Store. It tends to come up after a recent purchase, update, or installation from the Google Play store.
The most likely underlying cause behind it is either license verification issues, or something related to the configuration of the Google account. In this guide, we will take you through the potential fixes to rectify this License error in Minecraft Pocket Edition.
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Fixing the License Error in Minecraft Pocket Edition
There is a license package included in the Minecraft Pocket Edition. It becomes available when you buy it, just prior to installation. Sometimes, however, the game either fails to launch or just stops running abruptly. In this situation, you will be confronted by the license error message.
If you happen to be dealing with this error message, you can try out some of the solutions listed below to resolve it:
Reboot your device
This is a simple but potentially effective fix. On some occasions, the license error arises due to a relatively small glitch related to your device or app. In this situation, you might be able to rectify it simply by rebooting your device.
In case this does not resolve the error, keep reading for more potential solutions.
Try clearing cache and data
The license error in Minecraft Pocket Edition is not usually associated with corruption in the cache files, but it would be unwise not to consider it. You can clear out the game’s cache and data by following the steps given below:
- Go to Settings and choose Apps -> Minecraft.
- Select “Clear Cache” and then “Clear Data.”
- Launch the game and check whether the error has been resolved.
If the problem persists, read the next potential solution given below.
Reinstall the game
For this, you must first uninstall Minecraft Pocket Edition from your device. Navigate to Settings -> Apps and Notifications (Apps) -> Minecraft -> Uninstall. Once you have uninstalled the game, go over to the Google Play Store and reinstall it. Check whether the license error has been resolved.
If not, continue reading to check out the next potential solution.
Try resetting your Google Account and Play Store
You can do this by following the instructions listed below:
- First of all, remove your Play Store/Google account by navigating to Settings -> Accounts -> Google -> (Your Google account name) -> Remove account.
- Switch over to Settings and force stop the Google Play Store. Now clear its cache and data.
- Reboot your device and add the Google account you had deleted once again.
- Open up the Google Play Store and sign in using your recovered account.
- Re-install Minecraft Pocket Edition from the Store.
By doing this, you should be able to verify your Minecraft Pocket Edition’s license. Check whether it is running properly now. In case the license error persists, read on for the next potential solution.
Use the Lucky Patcher to resolve the license issue
This is a fairly easy method and should not take too much time if done correctly. Simply follow the steps given below:
- Go over to the Lucky Patcher download page, and get the APK file from there. Run and install it, following the onscreen instructions and prompts.
- Open the Lucky Patcher app. Find Minecraft Pocket Edition in there and choose “Open Menu of Patches.”
- Click on APK without License Verification -> Rebuild the app. After this, choose “Auto Modes.”
- Select “Apply” without modifying any other settings.
- Launch the game and check if the license error has been resolved.
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