Fix “Multiplayer is disabled” in MineCraft Java Edition 2023

Today I faced an error in Minecraft Java Edition stating Multiplayer is disabled. Please check your Microsoft Account settings.

It took me quite some time to figure out where to turn on Multiplayer mode, but luckily I found the setting. In this article, I will describe step by step how you can solve the problem Multiplayer is disabled. Please check your Microsoft Account settings and how to enable Multiplayer mode for Minecraft

minecraft java  Multiplayer is disabled. Please check your Microsoft Account settings

How to fix “Multiplayer is disabled” error in Minecraft

The problem of Minecraft Multiplayer error can be caused in two places: it can occur with your own account, or it can occur with your child’s account. Setting up your own account is practically the same as setting up for your child, so let’s start with your own account:

  1. Login to https://account.microsoft.com/family/ with your Minecraft account.
    If it signs in automatically with a wrong account, click your photo at the right top and choose Sign out
  2. Once logged in with the Minecraft account, enter the following URL: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=746875. This will take you to Xbox privacy and online safety.
  3. In Privacy & Online Safety, click Xbox One/Windows 10 Online Safety. xbox privacy and online safety
  4. Scroll down to the second option from the bottom, stating “You can join multiplayer games“. Set this to Allowyou can join multiplayer games minecraft xbox
  5. Click Submit to save your changes

That’s it. For your own account at least.

Setup Minecraft Multiplayer for your children

Good chance Minecrafts’ multiplayer is disabled for your kids account too. If you want to set the Multiplayer option for your kids’ account:

  1. Head back to https://account.microsoft.com/family/ once more.
  2. Scroll down to your child’s identity. Click More Options and choose Xbox Online Settings
    xbox online settings for family members
  3. In the Xbox Online Settings page, do the same as you did in your own account:
    Go to Privacy & Online Safety, click Xbox One/Windows 10 Online Safety. xbox privacy and online safety

    Scroll down to the second option from the bottom, stating “You can join multiplayer games“. Set this to Allowyou can join multiplayer games minecraft xbox
    Afterwards, click Submit to save your changes

This should have solved the Multiplayer is Disabled error for Minecraft on your PC.

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snowjaguar

nice

noclue

it doesn’t work at all since they don’t even have privacy and online setting to press

coconut

hello i tried to go to this link https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=746875 but it only lets me go to here
can you please help

alex_bg

You need to setup a family with elder person (>18years) and then you will be able to manage the kid’s account settings

faye

hi!
i have the same issue, but i’m not sure how to setup a family with another person. don’t worry if you can’t explain, i am sure i can find it somewhere online if not. have a great day <3

alex_bg

You need to setup a family with elder person (>18years) and then you will be able to manage the kid’s account settings

Someone tried to do that

Same Here

Robin91862

I have it too

hey

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Hjjjj

It’s not given help

max

there is a loop so it dose not work

Ryan

It just undid the changes we made when we hit summit

Desmond

I am a member of my family and cannot see a more options option

Adri

Change your DOB on your Microsoft account to an older year. I was born in 1977, and I can change the safety setting on my account.

אורי

שאני עושה את השלב האחרון כתוב An unexpected error occurred. Please try again later

אורי

When I do the last step it says An unexpected error occurred. Please try again later

aryash

Try Reinstalling Windows…

aryash

WAIT, DON’T TRY THAT!

Jane

I have done all this and it still isn’t allowing me on to multiplayer???

Oliwia

me too im so confused

Rachel

Same here

Anonymous

When I click the link it takes me to https://support.xbox.com/en-CA/help/family-online-safety/online-safety/manage-app-privacy-settings-xbox-one, and then there is no where to go, when I click Xbox settings it loops me back to this page. I’m on Mac, is that why?

Mikkel Haldrup

I guess you used google chrome. I had the same experience for a long time. But then I tried an another browser and the webpages is the same as in the article.

Mikkel Haldrup

Me and my kid had the correct settings as described in this article. But my kid does still experience this error.

Mikkel Haldrup

I figured out what’s wrong. My kid had 2 acounts. The other one was not connected to my family.

But don’t use Google chrome. You can not find this settings with this browser. Try an another browser. That worked for me.

cloe

it dosen’t worke

LAMO

you did not save the changes

Kristof

Does not work I’m not seeing my kid’s account 45y old, I think I have my outlook account for more then 18y so that should not be the problem either. It is looping all the time and I cannot get to the account

Naoise Sorohan

I have the same issue, except for it still saying its already allowed when I go to allow it. So I am kinda stuck unable to play and im trying to find a way to resolve this. If you know of one, please let me know.

Landon Cooper

Same for me

lily wilson

what if your arent in family settings

someone that had that problem

That’s what happend to me just go to: https://account.xbox.com/Settings and from there do like he said.

Snowstormerz

it manage to woke for me check in family settings if your a member if so find a leader or higher rank and then they can click on you and change xbox settings (Look further down the page)

Henry Harrison

same with Naoise for some reason, I’ll be happy to know too. I’ll try finding more ways, thank you.

XXX

Dude is it always under maintenance, how am I supposed to access it?

CoolDJ

thank you very much this helped alot

Gregory

This was very helpful

t_anstsd

Guys when i press more options there in no xbox online settings what do i do?

Koen

you are not on a 13+ account

Mohamamd

Koen, could you please tell me what to do, i have changed the account’s age to 13+ the xbox online settings still do not open. please respond

user

Xbox Page Is Not For 13+, The Xbox Page Is Only For 18+

nowen

my link goes to the same place
everytime the safty and the link in these

Guy

Why is it asking to verify my account?, I Didn’t Get The Code Everytime it asks to verify.

Guy

OH I get it

Guy

I installed Minecraft Using Microsoft store and using trial version.
but then multiplayer was unlocked when I tried to turn it on it was asking to install full version. How do i enable it without full version does any one know?

Large Intestine

You can’t. Multiplayer isn’t enabled on the trial edition

shut up

you need java edition

Mathew

wtf i dont even have it

Guy

Now i installed Bedrock edition And When I tapped sign in it signed in so i tapped Play then servers it was saying you can’t play multiplayer

Alan

thank you so much now i can play with my friend

Bob

with my kids acc there’s only screen time and contint filters and manage permissions

Fred

i have the same problem

mara

could you do a tutorial for xbox2? ive been suffering for a few days now

ZackGaming

What Do You Mean By “xbox2”?
I Call “xbox2” A “Xbox 10”

Don't need to know lol

When I click on, XBOX settings, it leads me to ‘Manage app privacy settings on Xbox’. I click ‘Privacy & Online Safety’ it redirects me back to the same website. So I can’t even get to the proper settings.

Christy

Same here. Then I click the email info settings to change the birthday year of my boys (makes them 18+). Then back to the ‘Privacy & Online Safety’, click it and works to change the settings. Hope it can help you guys.

AlanBlecker

What is the date?
can you plz tell me?

AlanBlecker

WHAT IS THE DATE PLEASE TELL ME

Christy

I changed their birthday year at 2000. You can try, ours worked. Hopefully can help you

AlanBlecker

thanks so much

dont need to know

Thanks for the info.

dont need to know

I haven’t checked the website for a while now. That’s why I seem inactive.

matt

where is the “email info settings” page?

AlanBlecker
Toby

the exact same thing happened to me

Roshan

how do you enable multiplayer on minecraft i have been searching 1 week 🙁

alessio

hello guys!
I solved everything thanks

emel gunhan

çok çok teşekkür ederim.
(thank u very very much.)

michael

Amazing

Jeff Gurand

The Xbox page is correct. I have no clue on what the heck I am supposed to do.

AlanBlecker

I Don’t need to do that, because i can play still play multiplayer ,because i now used easyMc client to play multiplayer

no user :L

🙂

Tahmeed

I actually bought the game yesterday and my multiplayer mode isnt working. I’m on MacBook Air and it doesnt even give me the option to allow multiplayer

AlanBlecker

Thanks Alot It’s Working!

Doeromino

Thanks for this. So helpful!

AlanBlecker

Yeah Same.

SpagMag

when i go to privacy and online safety, it just takes me to the page i was already at, so i cant do this. please help, i’ve been trying to do this for like 3 or 4 hours.

LevelThrophic

It’s Easy, Set Your Date of birth to the following : 1\1\2000
BAM! You’re done now you can get to the proper settings!

Billy

where and how do you set/change your date of birth

Mikkel

Fantastic guide, if onlt Microsoft could explain how their systems work at this level 🙂

ThrophicCafe2347

Well, I Tried on a mac and It’s Not Working I even tried downgrading and upgrading but IT’S STILL NOT WORKING That’s Why MacOS Is The WORST But Windows Is The BEST!

Peter Vohradsky

Fantastic – worked perfectly!

SlothNet

it didnt work, instead of coming to privacy and online safety i get put in a whole different page

renkai

Me tooo

amogus

this means youre the child account

aasdasd

thanks so much this really worked, I can now play on servers with my friends now!

Pelle

Thanks, very clear and easy to understand. Well done!

annonimus

THANK YOU SO MUCH

anonimus

no

Jack

Finally! I Can Play on Servers With My Friend! “Nulzee” Now!
Clear Tutorial!, I Can even know if The Servers Are Even Updated, I Can even play my Favorite Game! Brokenlens!, This Tutorial Is Clear, And Easy!, Well Done!.

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