The privacy settings error on Minecraft Pocket Edition can be an especially hard one to fix, since you may not be 100% sure what exactly is causing this error from the message, which reads, “You cannot play on Realms because of how your Microsoft account is set up. Please ensure your online safety settings allow Multiplayer and Clubs”. Do not worry, since we will provide you with the best method for consistently solving this error. Make sure to follow closely for the best results! Right, let’s get into it.
- Settings tweak: Start the game on your device and go into the Settings from the home screen. Scroll down and select the Profile option. This will open up the User Profile and Settings tab. Here, click on Privacy and Online safety. This will redirect you to the Xbox account page. Login to your account on this page, and navigate to the Privacy tab. Here, ensure that every single setting is set to “Everyone”. Once this is done, click on the Submit button at the very bottom. Once this is done, go over to the Xbox One/Windows 10 online safety tab and make sure every setting is on Allow. Once again, click on submit.
- Sign out and back into your Microsoft account: In case the error persists, go into the Settings from the home screen. Scroll down and select the Profile option. This will open up the User Profile and Settings tab. Here, click on Manage Account. This will open up the Xbox Store. Now, click on your avatar in the top left and select “More”. In the drop-down menu that appears, select “Sign Out”. Now, start up Minecraft once again and navigate to the Profile tab. Now, the prompt “Sign in for free” should appear on this page. Click on it, and make sure to select “Save to Microsoft Account”. Now, log into your account with your details, and try to load into your world. The error should now be fixed!
- Age restriction: In case you were unable to find the Privacy and Online settings button from your settings, you will want to go into your Xbox account page and set your age to 18 years or above.
- Family group restriction: In case you are a part of a Microsoft Family Group, you will need to leave that group from the account you play Minecraft on, or use another account that is not in a family group for Minecraft.