My son's phone screen cracked and now we cannot see apps. Can we save the worlds or view them on another device?

  • (Sorry for the poor wording here, I'm tired and cant quite get my brain to puzzle out the right wording). Do you know what was selected as the save location for the worlds? If it was set to save worlds to the device, rather than the app, and the app itself was stored on an sd card, the worlds will be saved to the sd card and can easily be transferred to a new device by transferring the SD card. Aug 19, 2019 at 9:28

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This will explain how to export worlds from your device onto your computer.

On Android

  1. Plug in your device to a computer via USB
  2. Open a file manager
  3. Go to the device's folder
  4. Open the "games" folder then the "com.mojang" folder under it
  5. There you will find the "minecraftWorlds" folder, open it and your worlds will be there
  6. Since the worlds have random names (e.g mA8AACAzBwA=), open each world's folder and open the "levelname.txt" file which will say the name of the world you opened
  7. Once you find the world (or worlds) you want to export, copy and paste the folder to some place on your computer
  8. If you want to import it to a new device just reverse the process (copy the world from the computer to the "minecraftWorlds" folder)

On iOS

  1. Install iFunbox (I will tell you how to do this with version 4.0)
  2. Plug in your device to the computer that has iFunbox installed
  3. Launch iFunbox and open the "My Device" tab
  4. Click on "Apps" and open the sandbox for Minecraft
  5. Find the "minecraftWorlds" folder
  6. Do steps 6-8 in the "On Android" section

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