Minecraft How To

How To Make A Compass In Minecraft

In this recipe tutorial, we'll show you how to make a compass in Minecraft.

A Minecraft compass is a tool that can help lead you back to your spawn point. It can also be used to make a map in Minecraft.

Make A Minecraft Compass Video Tutorial

In this YouTube video tutorial, watch as we show you how to make a Minecraft compass and walk you through some of the different things you might use a compass for.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Items Needed To Make A Compass

Steps To Make A Minecraft Compass

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a compass, you first need to open your crafting menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Iron Ingots And Redstone Dust To The Menu

In the crafting menu, add the 4 iron ingots and 1 redstone dust to the grid.

You must add both of the iron ingots and redstone to the grid exactly as shown in the image below.  In the 1st row place 1 iron ingot in the middle box. In the 2nd row place 1 iron ingot in the 1st box, 1 redstone in the 2nd box, and 1 iron ingot in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place 1 iron ingot in the middle box. This is the Minecraft compass recipe.

Add The Iron Ingots And Redstone Dust To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a compass in the box on the right.

3. Move The Compass To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the compass down to your inventory so you can use it.

How to make a compass in Minecraft

Woohoo, you have a compass! You can use your Minecraft compass to help lead you back to your spawn point. It can also be used to make a map in Minecraft.

Minecraft Compass Command

You can also use a Give Command to make a compass in Minecraft. The compass command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the compass command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p compass 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p compass 1 0

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