Minecraft was released in 2009 and since then it has Seriously hooked up a lot of gamers with over 131 million monthly active users and more than 200 million copies sold. We can easily see that it’s still growing and it is still the most loved sandbox game around the world.
If you’re new or playing Minecraft for years, you may often come across an error joining Minecraft servers with an error code “aka.ms/remoteconnect”.
Let’s get into the problem of what exactly causes this error before we dive to fix it.
What is https//aka.ms/remoteconnect Minecraft error?
Over the years, Minecraft is being published for almost all operating and gaming platforms. (Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation 4). Since Minecraft can be cross-played between different platforms, you are required to connect your Microsoft account to Minecraft multiplayer servers on these gaming consoles.
Before you can play the game on these gaming consoles, you would require a Microsoft account. In order to get an Account, simply visit https://signup.live.com.
When the game fails to connect with Microsoft’s Game servers, not allowing for any cross-play gaming, that pops up shows up with an error message of https//aka.ms/remoteconnect.
The aka.ms/remoteconnect error will also prevent you from using the Microsoft store to buy any tokens or use your existing tokens.
What causes https://aka.ms/remoteconnect error in Minecraft?
To be honest, We have explored different Minecraft’s forums to get the actual cause of the error. Before we head into fixing the error, let’s talk about the causes.
Corrupt Game Data
At the time of installation or an update of Minecraft versions, unreliable internet connection or ongoing server issues may be corrupt while overriding the existing game data. This may provide the “remoteconnect” error, not allowing you even to start the gameplay or cause an error in connecting to the Minecraft servers.
If this is the case then a simple reinstallation with good internet access can fix the issue.
We already know that Minecraft can be played on different gaming platforms with cross-play, which means you can not only play it on different platforms but also connect to your peers that are playing on a different platform.
However, if you are trying to access it from a different device than your primary device, the remote connection between your console or device and Microsoft server may not get an established connection and provide you the “https://aka.ms/remoteconnect error”.
To solve this error, try first logging out from your primary device and then connect to your new device. Make sure to activate your Microsoft account by following the email instruction which you will get after completing the Signup form.
Restricted Access by Firewall/Antivirus
If your gaming console or Operating system has a built-in firewall that may restrict you to access Minecraft servers, the “remoteconnect” error may show up and notify you about the limitation in connecting to the game server.
In order to solve this, simply add this URL ‘aka.ms/remoteconnect’ in the whitelist so that firewall or antivirus don’t restrict you to access the servers.
How to fix https://aka.ms/remoteconnect error in Minecraft?
As you have figured out the roots of the error and here are some quick fixes, if you still face the error. Now it’s time for serious troubleshooting.
Solution 1: Active code Access of Microsoft account on the console (Brute Force Method)
In order to access cross-play and Minecraft on your device or gaming console, you would need to login and activate your Microsoft account. To do so, you may be required to enter an activation code that you will receive via the Microsoft code access page.
Now follow these steps to receive the code that you need to enter to activate your Microsoft account on your console.
- First On your gaming console, click on the multiplayer access sign-in.
- This will take you on a screen with a message with codes and the link to authorize your account.
- Now open your browser on your device and login into your Microsoft account using the following link: https://account.microsoft.com.
- After logged in, in the same browser go to https://aka.ms/remoteconnect.
- Insert the code you received earlier.
- Follow on-screen instructions to activate the access.
Once activated, you are now able to access the Minecraft store, Gamertag, and your purchased content without any error. This method is called the “Brute Force method”.
Solution 2: Delete Minecraft Existing Data
Disclaimer: You may lose all your existing data so make sure to do the process at your own risk.
- Xbox One:
- Open Home screen, Click on ‘My games & Apps’ and then process to ‘Games’ from the left menu.
- Select ‘Minecraft’ and then press the menu button from the controller to access the ‘Manage Game’.
- Select the profile data that you like to remove and follow the on-screen instructions.
- PlayStation 4:
- Open the home screen, select “Settings”.
- Now go to System settings > Storage > System storage > Saved Data > Minecraft and find and remove any duplicate files.
- From the game menu, Open “Settings”.
- Now go to Data Management > Save Data / Screenshots, and select ‘Delete Save Data’.
Solution 3: Unlink Your Microsoft Account From Your Previous Devices
While trying to access the Minecraft server from a new device, make sure you sign out from your Minecraft account from the existing devices. Because there are some instances where the network prevents users from connecting to Minecraft servers from a new device in case it is already signed up on an existing account.
Solution 4: Create a fresh Microsoft Account
The https://aka.ms/remoteconnect bug on Minecraft PS4 Bedrock Edition often occurs when you are switching your device. It most likely occurs because of a clash in activating the existing Microsoft account on another different Switch or PSN account.
The easiest and simple way to amend this error is to create a new Microsoft account and activate it by following the aforementioned method.
Note: You would not be able to get access to the existing game data on your existing Microsoft account by signing up for a new one.
This problem is constant in the Bedrock PS4 edition. Hopefully, the methods discussed above should resolve the https://aka.ms/remoteconnect error on your console. It is relatable to the fact that coming across this problem is frustrating. In case, the problem still continues, it will be best to open a thread on the Minecraft support forum.