How to Add Mods to Minecraft

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Minecraft is undoubtedly one of the most exciting games developed in recent times. It's popular because it gives you the ability to add new characters, terrains, collectibles, change colors, and many other cool features. All this is possible thanks to mods.

In this article, you will see how to explore the world of Minecraft mods and understand how to install them on your device for a whole new gaming experience.


What are mods?

Mods are modifications and extensions that help you customize various aspects of the original version of Minecraft. Currently, there are hundreds of mods that have been developed over time by the caring Minecraft community.


Some of the features produced by mods include:

  • Restock your Hotbar with new tools.
  • Add custom carpentry blocks including slopes, beds, doors, flowerpots, windows, and more.
  • Adjust your game speed.
  • Change how tools or monsters appear during gameplay.
  • Grant characters new powers and skills.
  • Modify the terrain and landscape.

Why are Minecraft mods so popular?

Before mods came along, games were a lot like movies. They only offered one predictable scenario, and you had no choice but to stick with what was delivered. Additionally, the reward system was fixed and predictable. As a result, games would get boring and repetitive pretty quickly.

Enter the world of mods, and the possibilities are limitless! Talented programmers have ensured that almost every aspect of the game is customizable to give you a new experience every time you pick up your gaming device.


Preparing to install the Minecraft mod

Before modding Minecraft, there are a few things you need to do.


  • Make sure your device can handle mods. If you're playing on a PC, for example, you might want to upgrade your graphics to the latest version available.
  • Make sure your device has enough storage. As with all installations, mods take up space.
  • Familiarize yourself with the standard process for downloading external programs.
  • Know the edition of the game you are playing. Some mods are better suited to specific editions.
  • Know how to add mods to Minecraft.

Mods are simple to download and install, but it's important to note that not all minecraft editions use mods. If you want to use mods, you must use the Java Edition of Minecraft. Consoles, as well as the Bedrock Edition, do not accept mods. However, programmers have come up with add-ons that can be added to the Bedrock Edition, serving the same purpose as mods.

Assuming you're using the Java edition of Minecraft, installing mods is straightforward. However, there is a catch. Mods do not work in normal Minecraft. First, you need to install Forge. This program is specialized and designed to integrate mods into Minecraft. Fortunately, Forge is widely available on the Internet and installing it is simple.

When downloading Forge, choose the installer file that matches the version requirements of your selected mods. If your mods are built for version 1.15.3, you need to download and install Forge version 1.15.3.

How to install Forge on your Minecraft server

  1. Visit http://files.minecraftforge.net/ and download the version of Forge that matches your mods. If you are using Mac/Linux, you will need to use " Fitter " to add Forge. If you are using Windows, you can download Forge for free using the Windows version of the installer.
  2. When the download is complete, double-click the installer and press " To run. »
  3. Select “Install Server”.
  4. Choose a location where you want to install Forge. For ease of access, we recommend using a temporary folder on your desktop.
  5. Click on " OKAY " to download Forge files. Avoid interrupting the process until all files are downloaded.
  6. In Forge Files, look for a file named "Forge Universal JAR". Rename the file to « custom.jar. »
  7. At this point, upload the generated files to your server via FTP. An FTP client is preferable to the FTP web interface because you are uploading multiple files. After the download is complete, visit the "Control Panel" and choose the "Custom JAR" option found under "Server Type". And that's all. You have finished!

How to add mods to a Minecraft server

Once you have downloaded and installed Forge on your Minecraft server, add the mods you want.



  1. Download the modules of your choice. As noted, these should match the version of Forge already installed.
  2. Using FTP, upload your mods to your server's "/mods" directory. You can use “FileZilla” or its alternatives for this purpose.
  3. Once you are done downloading your mods, restart your server to complete the process. It's important to mention that most mods need to be installed on your computer as well.

How to add mods to Minecraft on Windows 10

Adding mods to Minecraft on Windows 10 is easy.

  1. Download the mods you want to use. There are several websites dedicated to this service, including:
    - https://www.minecraftmods.com/
    – https://mcreator.net/
    – https://www.curseforge.com/minecraft/mc-mods
    If you want a specific mod, you can also search for it by name on Google.
    Locate the Minecraft directory by typing the following in File Explorer:
    C : utilisateurs[yourname]AppDataRoaming.minecraft
  2. Create the mods folder in the Minecraft directory. For convenience, name the folder " against. »
  3. Move the mods you downloaded earlier to the "mods" folder.
  4. Close the mods folder and launch Minecraft.

How to add mods to Minecraft on Mac

Adding Minecraft mods to Mac is similar to Windows 10 process.

  1. Download the mods you want to use.
  2. Locate the Minecraft directory. There are several ways to go about it:
    Option 1: Open Finder and select " Go " in the menu bar. Then press the « Option » to access the “Library”. After that select « Support d’application » then draw « Minecraft » in the pop-up list.
    Option 2: use the keyboard shortcut: “Command + Shift + G.”
  3. Create the mods folder in the Minecraft directory. For convenience, name the folder " against. »
  4. Move the mods you downloaded earlier to the "mods" folder.
  5. Close the mods folder and launch Minecraft.

How to add mods to Minecraft on Xbox One

  1. The first step is to download the mods to a computer.
  2. Compress the files into a zip file and host them in a cloud service.
  3. Open "File Downloader" on Xbox and copy the download link.
  4. Open « Xbox One Smartglass » on your computer, then paste the download link. Make sure the file to be downloaded is appropriately named for easy access.
  5. press " Start " to download the files.
  6. Open the local storage folder.
  7. Unzip the files, then select and copy them all.
  8. Outside the storage folder, right-click and select " Pastry. »

How to add mods to Minecraft on Android

When it comes to portable versions of Minecraft, it's still not possible to download and install actual mods. However, you can get add-ons from third-party apps like BlockLauncher, Mods for Minecraft PE, and Add-ons for Minecraft. Here's how to install add-ons for Minecraft on Android.



  1. Visit the “Google Play Store” and install “Block Launcher”. It acts much like Forge by integrating add-ons into Minecraft.
  2. Visit Google Store again and install “Changes for Minecraft PE. » This software helps you to access, download and install mods.
  3. Open "Mods for Minecraft PE" and select the mod you want. Then click on " To install. »

Once a mod has been installed through Mods for Minecraft PE, it will automatically apply to Minecraft.

How to add mods to Minecraft on iPhone

On an iPhone, installing mods is easy.

  1. Visit the “iOS App Store” and search “Changes for Minecraft PE. »
  2. Press " TO HAVE " to access and install the application.
  3. Select "Install" to get the desired module.

Again, any installed mods should automatically apply to your game.

How to Add Mods to Minecraft on PS4

Currently, there are no mods available for the PS4. However, players have access to add-ons, but you must purchase them from designated sources. Here's how to get add-ons for Minecraft on a PS4.

  1. Launch “Minecraft” on your console and visit " Marlet " in your main menu.
  2. Select a world, mash-up pack, skin pack, world or texture pack.
  3. Proceed to purchase the selected add-on using Minecoins or your credit card.

How to Add Mods to Minecraft Realms

“Minecraft Realms” offers mods, but they come at a cost. Here's how to add mods in Minecraft Realms.

  1. Launch “Minecraft Realms” and visit " Marlet " in your main menu.
  2. Select a world, mash-up pack, skin pack, world or texture pack
  3. Proceed to purchase the selected add-on, using Minecoins or your credit card.

How to add mods to Minecraft Bedrock

If you play the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, you can grab add-ons directly through the Marketplace. However, you will have to shell out some cash to get your hands on the vouchers. The upside is that you get reliable, high-quality mods, and there's a very low chance of your addons containing viruses.

How to add mods to Minecraft Java

To use mods on the Java Edition, follow the steps below.

  1. Download and install Forge.
  2. Download Java mods from a trusted source.
  3. Create the mods folder in the Minecraft directory. For convenience, name the folder " against. »
  4. Move the mods you downloaded earlier to the "mods" folder.
  5. Close the mods folder and launch Minecraft.

How to add mods to Minecraft Forge

  1. Download the mods you want to use.
  2. Create the "mods" folder in the Minecraft directory.
  3. Move the mods you downloaded earlier into the « mods » folder.
  4. Close the mods folder and launch Minecraft.

Additional FAQs

Here are the answers to some of your questions about Minecraft mods.

Can you add mods to Minecraft on Nintendo Switch?

Unfortunately, you cannot add mods to Minecraft on Nintendo Switch. However, you can add as many add-ons as you want.

How to combine Minecraft mods?

The good thing about Minecraft mods is that you can combine as many as you want. Add new mods to an existing mod pack and drop the mod jar file into the mods folder. You should then be able to use the new mods after launching Minecraft.

Can you add mods to an existing Minecraft world?

In most cases, new mods will fit seamlessly into the existing world. However, sometimes the mod can come with the world generation. In this case, you must reset the songs to see all the changes.

Is it safe to install mods on Minecraft?

As with all tools obtained from the internet, there are questions about the safety and security of mods. Luckily, most mod packs are safe and pose no threat to your device. However, it is always good to stick to reputable sources. Mods from shady sources may include viruses that can damage your device, mess up your world, or expose crucial data to third parties.

What's the easiest way to get Minecraft mods?

If you're playing on Windows or Mac, CurseForge is a great place to start. If you play on Android or iPhone, you can get dozens of mods from Google Play Store and App Store, respectively.

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