Sorry for the long post, but I’m reaching the end of my tether with this one! Having spent nearly 3hrs with an Xbox live chat agent, trying to sort this out and getting almost nowhere.
New MC account for my child, (Java Edition MacOS) who previously played only Bedrock Ed on iOS. I couldn’t figure out how to get friends to play multiplayer with her via her phone (they play PC Java desktop Edition) and then was good that only if we purchased Java desktop of our own (but ours is Mac, not PC) would they be able to play, because Bedrock can’t play Java. Couldn’t figure out how to transfer her old MC world to new account, so gave up and bought new MC version and started from scratch. She can’t seem to find her 2 gaming friends to play with. All settings in her Xbox live account have been selected to allow multiplayer (double checked with an Xbox live chat agent) but still no luck. Her Xbox live account is still the old one, from when she played Bedrock version. Does it need to be linked to her new desktop MC account in some way? Or does she need a new Xbox live account altogether? I was under the impression that an Xbox live account was linked to the user’s Microsoft account and enabled them to play several MS games more easily. She has only managed to add one other friend so far, who appears in her friends list on Xbox live, but we can’t see this friend’s gamer tag at all when we go into MC itself, why?
All very baffling.