1. dpscott's Avatar
    Hi all and happy new year.

    My 9 year old daughter has an iPad mini for homework/learning apps, videos for road trips and to FaceTime family or me when I work nights and she wants to say goodnight but she has recently been given an App Store voucher and wants to start buying games.

    She has a couple of games on there as well but nothing "proper" that keeps her going.

    She has decided that she wants Minecraft at £4.99 which is fine however the app allows multiplayers which isn't so fine.

    Is there a way to limit her access to multiplayer content and force offline play only?

    If not I think I'll have to keep checking and make sure she is aware of the dangers of the web which she hasn't been told about yet.
    01-02-2017 04:10 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    From what I gather from the game's description, a player can play alone or with friends. Furthermore, it cost extra to play with friends, unless I misread it. With that in my, you can disable in-app purchases in the restrictions settings, thus preventing her from being able to multi-play.

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    01-02-2017 05:16 PM
  3. fury's Avatar
    I have the Minecraft Pocket Edition app on my iPhone. I haven't played around with it much, so take with a grain of salt, but as far as I can tell, the multiplayer support in this game is limited to either LAN, Xbox Live, or servers that you specifically type into the "friends" tab. There isn't a browseable listing of public servers, and signing into Xbox Live is optional.

    If she can't openly browse the web and learn of a server address that she can type in, then I'm betting she is unlikely to run across the general Minecraft playing public

    Side note: I've not had a whole lot of luck with the touchscreen controls on this game, but your mileage may vary. I prefer hooking up an MFi controller. If you've got one of those, that might be easier.
    01-03-2017 10:00 AM
  4. dpscott's Avatar
    Thank you both for the replies.

    I've installed the app and continue to block in-app purchases as recommended.

    She also wanted a game called Roblox which allowed you to type in names of other players and multiplay with them (mainly her cousins)

    Think a bit of trust on my part at this early age will help a lot later on.

    She hasn't complained about MC yet but I've got a controller on standby if she needs one.

    Thanks again for the replies
    01-03-2017 12:34 PM

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