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Is there any decent1 way to farm iron in Minecraft Bedrock edition (survival mode)?

The best I've found so far is this silentwisperer's tutorial based on Pekoneko's iron golem farm. But despite it being designed specifically for Bedrock edition, it seems to have some reliability issues, according to people's comments. I'm willing to spend the week it would take me to build it, but not if it's going to need repairing every time I log in the game.

Laking of another solution, I'm just mining the iron, which is painfully slow. I'm aware of these tips and of this, both helpful when you need a lot of iron... but not so much when you need an insane amount of it2.


(1): by decent, I mean automatic (or at least semiautomatic) and reliable. It doesn't need to yield a trillion ingots per hour, as long as it isn't slower than actually mining the iron, it's fine.

(2): I'm building a rather large auto-organizer storage system, and it will require 10.505 iron ingots for the hoppers alone. I'm already halfway there, but it's taking forever.

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  • Not an answer, but I've built another of silentwisperer's iron farm designs, and it seems to at least function in Bedrock Edition, albeit with pretty marginal return rates. I didn't want to do that build b/c of all the "finding the village leader" stuff. I'm not sure the time investment is worth the return you get, but I haven't actually done a lot of AFK time around that farm. For the trading hall bit, I'm currently in the process of building Avomance's design, but having some issues with my villagers claiming job blocks. Jan 14, 2020 at 23:05

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With the latest updates Silent's new quad farm (

) is crazy good for bedrock. also, you may want to consider building it near your worldspawn so it is active even when you are not in those chunks. Good Luck.

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    Thanks, Elliott. Yes, since the 1.16 update we finally have reliable iron farms. I built another of Silent's designs... not the quad one, but it still produces more iron than I'll probably ever need :)
    – AJPerez
    Oct 23, 2020 at 15:41
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Perhaps a zombie farm as zombies have a chance to drop iron on death...

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  • -1 There are better solutions as anwsers from other people
    – user263362
    Feb 14, 2021 at 0:40
  • Very unlikely, and not worth it. An iron golem farm is much better than hunting zombies down.
    – Ember
    Apr 7, 2021 at 1:26
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Pekoneko is right. Make an Iron Golem farm. Sure, it might take a while to build, but it’s totally worth it. You get infinite amount of iron! You can just go afk, sit back and relax instead of searching and mining iron all day long. If you don’t know how to build an Iron Golem farm, you can search it up on YouTube. There’s plenty of tutorials on how to make an Iron Golem farm. There shouldn’t be any problems with your farm afterwards.

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