My son and I have been playing for months on our iPads using multiplayer mode. We could join in the same world that one would host.

With the latest upgrade to version 12, even with multiplayer on, we cannot see each other's world to join (there used to be the radiating green signal).

Is this option gone or is there a new way to join?

Both devices are running the same platform. Thank you.

  • And by 'same platform', what version are you referring to? What version of Minecraft are you playing in as well? Are you behind a firewall or anything? There's not much information for us to work with here.
    – user114997
    Sep 20, 2015 at 22:19
  • Sorry, I'm not entirely savvy with these things. Our iPads received the same updates at the same time. It's the latest 12 edition just released earlier this month. He would start a world, I would see his in my list of worlds to join (through that radiating green signal) and I'd join him. Now that signal is gone and we can't join in the same world anymore. Sep 20, 2015 at 22:30
  • seemingly related: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/237202/…
    – Aequitas
    Sep 20, 2015 at 22:31
  • Christine, that's just another question on this site with what seems to be the same problem as you. There's also this forum where there are many people complaining about the same issue after the newest patch. It looks like the patch introduced a bug, it's likely there will be another patch soon fixing whatever they broke.
    – Aequitas
    Sep 20, 2015 at 22:33
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    Christine try this: click the new button as if creating a new world then click the button the left of the advanced button that looks like a plus with an arrow pointing to the right. Enter the IP address of the other device, leave the port as default (assuming you haven't changed it) then click add server button. Now click the back button and see if the server is in the list of worlds now.
    – Aequitas
    Sep 20, 2015 at 22:43

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Make sure that you have a Microsoft account and the "Xbox Xpp". This worked for me.

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