In Minecraft it is possible to install mods through different file types and apps. However, there is one step that almost everyone needs to do before installing it. And that is to change minecraft storage to external. Keep in mind that this step will result in starting from scratch. So if you don’t want to lose your created worlds, you should make a backup beforehand.
Once you’ve saved everything, open the Mojang game and tap the gear icon to access the options
Touch the gear icon to access Settings
Tap in the menu on the left Profile and make sure the file location File Storage Location on External is set.
An external storage location for the files must be selected in Profile
If you don’t have one yet, then create at least one world in Minecraft. It is now possible to install mods in Minecraft. However, there are several ways to install mods in Minecraft, depending on the type of file and the content you want to add. In this content, we explain you the free ways to do it:
- .MCPack files
Before we explain one by one, the first thing you should do is find and download the relevant mod. To do this, you can visit any website dedicated to downloading mods for Minecraft, such as https://www.mcpedl.com.
Once you’ve downloaded the mod, you’ll need to perform one type of installation or another, depending on the format. Below we explain all the options.
Installing addons via compressed files
This method requires you to have a file explorer installed. If you don’t have one, you can download ES File Explorer which you can download right here below.
For our example, we downloaded an add-on called Parkour Blocks. When you download it you will find it in the folder Downloads, where we go to unzip it. Click and hold on the file to select it.
Tap and hold the compressed file for a little longer
Tap More to bring up file options
Now tap Extract to
Tap Extract to
The default option is ok, tap OK.
Tap OK to extract the file
After the file is unzipped, access the newly created folder.
Tap on the newly created folder
Inside are two folders. If you don’t see their full name, you can click Rename to see it. One of them contains the word Behaviour and one contains the word Resources in the middle of his name. Choose one of them and press Copy.
Select a folder and tap Copy
Now you have to go to the Minecraft files. These are located in the following path: storage/emulated/0/0/games/com.mojang/ Tap the behaviour_packs or resource_packs folder, depending on whether you behaviour or resources copied folder.
Go to the appropriate folder, in this case behavior_packs
Now tap Paste (Insert).
Tap on Paste to paste the copied folder
Once you start with a folder (behaviour or resources) are done, follow the same steps to copy the other folder. After that, turn on Minecraft and before going to any of the worlds, tap on the edit icon. If you want the mod to be installed in a new world, click Create New.
Tap on create or edit card, depending on whether you want to add the addon to a new or already existing one
In the left menu you will see two tabs for addons, one for Resource Packs and one for Behavior Packstap one of them, then tap My Packs.
In both Behavior Packs and Resource Packs, tap the My Packs option
You will see the addon you just copied. Tap on it and then tap Activate to activate it.
Tap Activate to activate the addon
Repeat the process with Resource Packs or Behavior Packs. If you have activated both add-ons, you can now enjoy them in your Minecraft world.
Install mcpack files
A file explorer is also required to install the mcpack files. Search for your mcpack in it.
Tap and hold the mcpack file
It is possible that the mcpack file ends in .zip. In this case, do not unzip the file, press and hold and tap Rename (rename) to rename them.
If the file has a compressed file extension, tap Rename
Remove the .zip from the filename so it ends directly in .mcpack.
Make sure the filename ends with .mcpack
If you had a zip file, you will now see that its icon has changed. Tap on the file to open it.
Tap on the mcpack file
Choose Minecraft as the application to open it. tap Always or This Time Only (only this time).
Tap on Minecraft and choose one of the two options
Minecraft will open and install the mod. Once it’s done, a message will appear with Sucessfully imported indicates that the mod was successfully imported and the name of the mod.
Minecraft will open with a message about the successful installation of the mod
Before entering the world where you want to activate the mod, tap the edit icon. You can also create a new world by clicking Create New click
Tap on Create new or on the icon to edit one of the created worlds
In the menu on the left, tap Behavior Packsin the pane on the right, under My Packsyou will see the newly installed mod.
In Behavior Packs you can see your installed mod
Tap on it and tap Activate to activate it.
Tap Activate to activate the mod in this world
Once activated, will assigned the add-on to your Minecraft world. Keep in mind that some add-ons require a new world as they affect the introduction of certain elements during world creation.