With my Minecraft Pocket edition version 0.7.4 I can connect to an external server, but I'm not able to connect to a server I'm running in my computer.

I've post detailed information about my setup in another forum. Am I doing something wrong? Do I need a special server to connect the pocket edition version?

  • Minecraft pocket is on a different spectrum than the normal servers from my understanding. I dont mean bluetooth I mean that the data files are not the same. Just as you can't join an xbox 360 server, the mobile cannot join PC and vice-versa.
    – Cole Busby
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 19:10
  • @shanodin The usual tagging practices apply here: Minecraft PE is not Minecraft (PC) so it doesn't get the [minecraft] tag. Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 19:36
  • @SevenSidedDie - ah my 'pologies - I was only half paying attention, it's been a long week
    – shanodin
    Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 19:38
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    @shanodin S'cool, cool. It's almost Friday. :) Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 21:26

2 Answers 2


You can't host a server for Minecraft Pocket Edition using the PC dedicated Minecraft server. Despite the name and visual similarity, in software terms Minecraft and Minecraft PE are completely unrelated and incompatible games.

There are currently two options for hosting a PE server:

  • Running an Android simulator on a PC and running Minecraft PE on that.
  • Using PocketMine-MP server software.
  • Is PocketMine-MP stable? My children are stumbling with a lot of bugs.
    – neves
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 23:16
  • @neves I'm sorry, I really don't know. I don't host a PE server myself; I just know these are the only two options for doing so. Commented Oct 2, 2013 at 0:09
  • @neves It's marked as an alpha release. That basically means, no, it's not stable yet.
    – Jared
    Commented May 22, 2014 at 1:09

For a simple, easy, bug-free, full feature MineCraft PE server, the easiest way is to just use a dedicated iPod, iPad, or iPhone. Unfortunately, there is not currently a way to convert worlds from your MCPC to your MCPE server.

Simply: - Used an old iPod Touch, iPad, iPhone,

  • Install the app (free since you already bought it),
  • Set lock screen time to "never" (Settings > General > Auto-Lock > Never),
  • Start the app
  • Set volume to zero
  • Place on shelf on a charger
  • Forget about it, it just simply works, all the time.

You can copy an existing world from your current device with free programs like iExplorer. Copy your world to the "server idevice", now everyone in the house can join from their device.

  • Good answer, but it is also necessary to open the router ports.
    – neves
    Commented Mar 7, 2015 at 20:29

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