In playing Minecraft on iPad, this animated graphic pops up randomly in the center of the screen… what does it mean?


It looks sort of like an animated audio waveform (the bars on the graphic go up and down like audio). I don’t think I’m doing anything to make it appear, it’s just random. And when it pops up, I can’t tap any buttons or get it to go away. I can move around though.

The only thing I can do is to force quit the game. 5-10 minutes later it pops up again.

What is it? What is causing it to appear? And how do I stop it/make it go away?

  • Does it come up in multiplayer only or also in single player? If it comes up in single player as well, it’s likely not your internet connection.
    – DM01131
    Dec 27, 2019 at 16:22
  • @DM01131 good point. Yes, I only play in single. Happens both in Creative and survival.
    – Sam
    Dec 27, 2019 at 16:25
  • Weird. I can’t think what is causing this
    – DM01131
    Dec 27, 2019 at 18:19
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    That’s the loading animation in Minecraft Bedrock Edition. I have no clue why it keeps popping up, though.
    – CocoTheMii
    Dec 27, 2019 at 21:49
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    Putting this in a comment because I don't have a full answer, but your error sounds somewhat similar to this guy's: reddit.com/r/MCPE/comments/b6jk37/world_loading_fails to me. He says he didn't get the error when he played with internet disabled on his device; do you happen to know if that's also the case for your issue?
    – Lamprey
    Dec 28, 2019 at 5:01

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Your game is loading something. Don't necessarily know what exactly, but it's loading something.


its loading. this is the loading icon.


I think it's your internet connection.

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    Could you clarify why it's your internet connection? In my experience an internet symbol is much smaller and simpler, this looks more like a volume level?
    – Ben
    Dec 27, 2019 at 7:08
  • Thanks. My internet connection is rock solid and strong. I never have internet problems on that iPad (or any other device). But do we know definitively that that is what that graphic is indicating? Or is this just a guess?
    – Sam
    Dec 27, 2019 at 15:08
  • Yea I guessed cause I don’t play Minecraft but since I played so many video games I just used my experience with games like urs
    – James
    Dec 27, 2019 at 17:05

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