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How to install Minecraft mods on iOS

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This guide will show you how to install Minecraft Add-Ons and Mods for iOS and iPadOS devices. We'll walk through the installation of mods in .mcpack, .mcaddon and .zip & rar extensions.

Table Of Contents

.mcpack installation

Download the .mcpack mod file (or files) via Safari or another browser.

Then open the Files application, go to the Download Folder (Downloads) and click the Add-on file to launch it via Minecraft.

File with mcpack addon on iOS

You’ll see the sign indicating the launch of the Add-on import.

Import addon started on iOS

After a while, the import will be completed. But on iOS and iPadOS you can often see a message that the import has failed. Skip if there is no error.

Failed to import addon error on iOS

If you see this, you should open the Files application again and find the downloaded Add-on file.

Hold the File and select Compress.

Compress addon on iOS

After that, the .mcpack file will be archived in .zip format.

Archived addon on iOS

Hold the .zip file and select Quick Look.

Quick addon Look on iOS

Then click the Preview Content button.

Preview Minecraft addon content button

Next, please click the Share button and select Minecraft or Minecraft Preview in the list.

Share addon with Minecraft on iOS

The Game will be automatically launched, as well as the import (up until successful completion).

Make the same steps with the resource pack if the mod includes textures.

Successfully imported addon on iOS

.mcaddon installation

The process for installing .mcpaddon on iOS and iPadOS devices is very similar to installing .mcpack.

.zip and .rar installation

Download the Add-on file that has .zip or .rar file extension.

Open the Files application, and go to the downloaded Add-on file.

File with zip addon on iOS

Click this file to unpack its content.

Unpacked addon on iOS

Go to the folder with unpacked content.

Minecraft unpacked addon folders

Then you need to move the folder with a behavior pack to Minecraft (or Minecraft Preview) → Games → com.mojang → behavior_packs

Move addon behavior pack on iOS

Move addon behavior pack to the game location

It’s also necessary to move the folder with resource pack to Minecraft (or Minecraft Preview) → Games → com.mojang → resource_packs

Move addon resource pack on iOS Move addon resource pack to the game location

Further activation of the mod is completely similar to .mcpack and .mcaddon ones. Please don't forget to enable Experimental Features if necessary for the mod’s correct operation.

The mod using .zip or .rar has been successfully installed! Launch Minecraft on your iPhone or iPad and enjoy the Add-on!

Mod activation

To activate the Minecraft mod on iOS or iPadOS, you need to go to the World Editing mode and edit the current world or create a new one.
Many Add-ons require Experimental Features to be enabled. Please do that for the Add-on to function correctly.

Minecraft experiments on iOS

Go to the Behavior Packs tab, find the Add-on and activate it.

Behavior packs tab on iOS

Activated behavior pack on iOS

Go to the Resource Packs tab, find the textures and activate them.

Resource packs tab on iOS

Well done! Launch Minecraft on your iPhone or iPad and enjoy the Add-on!

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