I keep getting an error when trying to install the newest Minecraft launcher which says, "unable to update the minecraft native launcher".

Anybody know what's going wrong?


Try to reinstall Minecraft(delete it from the Applications folder, then run the installer).

If it didn't work, do you have avast?(BUG URL: https://bugs.mojang.com/browse/MCL-3959)

In Avast, you'll need to disable both the File and Web Shields found under Preferences > Shields. Once both shields are disabled, you should be able to get the newest version of the launcher.

  • The Avast thing is probably what's happening. Thank you! – Sunny S. Jun 28 '16 at 6:51
  • @SunnyS. No problem. If it works, can you mark my answer as accepted? It helps a lot. – r3pear Jun 28 '16 at 7:46

On Macs, the JAR launcher works better than the APP version

But you have to have Java installed, otherwise it won't work.

Choose the Jar version here

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