How to Turn on Cheats to run Commands in Minecraft
This Minecraft tutorial explains how to turn on cheats with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
You can not run game commands in Minecraft until you have turned on cheats. Game commands let you switch between Creative and Survival game modes, change the time of day, change the weather, or summon a mob. Let's explore how to turn on Cheats.
There are different versions of Minecraft and cheats are not yet available in all versions of the game. Currently, you can only run cheats (game commands) in:
- Java Edition (PC/Mac)
- Pocket Edition (PE)
- Xbox One Edition
- Nintendo Switch Edition
- Windows 10 Edition
- Education Edition (EDU)
How to Turn on Cheats
Examples of Cheats
In case you aren't quite sure what a cheat is, let's show you some of the most popular cheats (ie: game commands) that you can use in Minecraft.
1. Switch to Creative Mode
The cheat to switch to Creative mode is handy if you need load up your hotbar with resources that you may need.
2. Switch to Survival Mode
The cheat to switch to Survival mode is great if you want to battle a mob or gather resources.
3. Change to Day
The cheat to change to Day is useful if you want to switch to daytime from night.
4. Set Weather to Clear
The cheat to set the weather to clear will stop the rain and clear the skies.
Now if you want to learn how to run game commands, explore our Commands & Cheats section.