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Fix: Unable to update the Minecraft native launcher

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Minecraft, the wildly popular sandbox game, has a dedicated launcher that allows players to access and update the game seamlessly. However, users occasionally encounter issues when attempting to update the native launcher, preventing them from enjoying the latest features and improvements.

This article discusses what causes the Unable to update the Minecraft native launcher error and four methods to fix the error.

Below we have discussed:

What causes this error?

Various reasons might cause the unable to update the Minecraft native launcher error, and below we have mentioned them:

  • Lack of admin privileges
  • Windows Firewall or Antivirus is blocking the launcher.
  • Corrupted Minecraft files

Also read: How to change the tick speed in Minecraft?

How to fix the issue?

Here are four methods that might help you fix the issue:

Run the Launcher as Administrator

The Minecraft Launcher could be having trouble performing tasks because it doesn’t have the right permissions. When you run the program as an administrator, it gets those permissions. Right-click the Launcher and click on the Run as Administrator option.

Repair Minecraft Launcher

The Windows might be unable to update the Minecraft native launcher error because some files might have been corrupted. You can try to repair the Minecraft launcher. Here are the steps to do that:

Step 1: In the Windows search, type Minecraft and click on the App Settings option.

Step 2: Scroll down and click the Repair button under the Reset section.

Disable Firewall and Antivirus temporarily

Firewalls and antivirus programs can occasionally prevent the Minecraft launcher from connecting to the update servers. Try temporarily turning off your firewall and antivirus protection, and then update the launcher.

Check out our article to learn how to disable the firewall on Windows

Reinstall Minecraft Launcher

You might want to reinstall the Minecraft launcher if nothing else works. Remove the current launcher from your computer and get the newest version from the official Minecraft site or Microsoft Store. This method ensures a fresh installation, which could fix any hidden problems.

Also read: Can you play Minecraft on Mac?

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