How to Turn on Cheats to run Commands

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) Java Edition (PC/Mac)
  • Pocket Edition (PE) Pocket Edition (PE)
  • Xbox One Xbox One Edition
  • Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch Edition
  • Windows 10 Edition Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition Education Edition (EDU)


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

gamemode creative

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

gamemode survival

The cheat to switch to Survival mode is great if you want to battle a mob or gather resources.

3. Change to Day

time set day

The cheat to change to Day is useful if you want to switch to daytime from night.

4. Set Weather to Clear

weather clear

The cheat to set the weather to clear will stop the rain and clear the skies.

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