Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish game developer Markus Persson and later developed by Mojang. The game allows players to build with various blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world, requiring creativity from players. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat.
This game has almost limitless potential, with players creating stunningly detailed movie recreations, settlements, etc. However, it doesn’t seem to apply to your basic character model. We believe that the Minecraft default skins are relatively poor, but without a built-in skin editor, how can you update your protagonist’s appearance?
The good news is players can modify that skin in Minecraft, but the process varies slightly between platforms. We’ll walk you through how to change your skin in Minecraft for PC, console, and mobile.
Changing skins in Minecraft on PC
- First, open the Minecraft launcher and select the profile you want to change the skin for.
- Then, click on the ‘Change Skin’ button and choose the skin you want to use.
- Click ‘OK,’ and it automatically will apply your new skin.
When you’ve completed the installation procedure, your custom skin will be instantly applied to your character in Minecraft on your PC.
How to Change Skin in Minecraft PE?
Changing skins in Minecraft PE is slightly different, as you’ll need to access the skins through the game’s files.
- First, launch Minecraft PE and go to Settings.
- Select Texture Packs and then tap on Open Texture Pack Folder.
- You’ll need to create a new folder called ‘skins.’
- Once you’ve done that, you can drag and drop any skins you want into the folder.
When you relaunch Minecraft PE, your new skins will be available in the Skin Selector.
Changing skins in Minecraft on console
Before we get started with how to Change skins in Minecraft on consoles, it’s worth noting that the procedure is somewhat different from the ones above. You can’t download and apply skins the same way you may on other platforms because most consoles lack a method to store downloaded files. Instead, you’re limited to the range of free and paid-for skins accessible in Minecraft.
Changing skins on console is very similar to the process on PC.
- First, open the Minecraft launcher and select the profile that you want to change the skin for.
- Click on the ‘Change Skin’ button and select the skin that you want to use.
- Click ‘OK’ and your new skin will be applied.
Bedrock Edition’s’ special skin Option
To change your skin on Minecraft ‘Bedrock Edition,’ you can either use the skin editor included in the game or use a third-party website.
To use the skin editor, open the main menu and select ‘Profile.’ Under ‘Your Profile,’ select ‘Skin Customization.’ You can then select from a variety of built-in skins, or you can create your own.
If you’d instead not use the in-game skin editor, you can also use a third-party website. One popular website is skins.minecraft.net. Select the ‘Browse’ button, find the skin you want to use, and click ‘Download.’
How to change your character’s skin in ‘Minecraft Java Edition’?
To change your character’s skin in ‘Minecraft: Java Edition, you will need to go into the game files. You can do this by opening the Minecraft launcher and clicking on “Launch Options.” You will need to click on “Edit Profile” and go to the “Java Settings” tab. Under “Jar Type,” you will need to select “JAR File With Custom Skin.” Then, you can either upload a skin file or use a skin URL. If you’re using a skin URL, you must add it in the “Skin URL” field.