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How to enable auto-jump in Minecraft on Windows 10

Minecraft has quite a few biomes and none of them are completely flat. You can create a flat world if you’re interested in building but you will always find there are blocks to jump over. 

Jumping isn’t a complicated maneuver on Minecraft. In fact, the ‘jump’ control doubles to help players swim. The control, when executed on its own, will allow the player to hop in place. When the control is executed while the move forward action/button is pressed, the player will jump. The same set of actions will allow the player to swim.

For some users, having to ‘jump’ when needed is tedious. Minecraft isn’t all plains so you’ll find you’re jumping over items quite a bit. To make it easier, Minecraft allows you to enable auto-jump.

Auto-jump in Minecraft

Auto-jump in Minecraft allows a player to ‘jump’ one block automatically when the player is obstructed or cannot move forward. If the player is submerged in water, auto-jump will allow the player to swim. The only condition is that the player is pressing the walk-forward button.

Auto-jump is available in both the Java and Bedrock edition of Minecraft. It can be enabled for both 

1. Enable auto-jump in Minecraft – Keyboard 

Auto-jump is a game-wide setting and not a world/map specific setting. Follow these steps to enable auto-jump in Minecraft when playing with a keyboard.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Go to the Keyboard & mouse settings. 
  4. Turn the Auto-jump switch on.
  5. You will now be able to automatically jump over a block if you have the forward key pressed.

2. Enable auto-jump in Minecraft – Controller

Auto-jump works with the controller as well however, you should know that the Java edition of Minecraft does not have native controller support. You can add controller support for Minecraft Java via Steam but you will have to enable auto-jump for it via the keyboard method.

To enable auto-jump in Minecraft for a controller, follow these steps.

  1. Connect your Xbox controller to your PC.
  2. Open Minecraft.
  3. Go to Settings.
  4. Select Controller.
  5. Turn the Auto-jump switch On.
  6. You will be able to jump automatically when holding down the forward button/joystick.

3. Enable auto-jump in Minecraft – Touch controls

Minecraft can run on touch devices (Windows 10 tablets and 2-in-1 laptops) and for a touch-device you get on-screen controls. Auto-jump has to be enabled for the touch controls separately.

  1. Open Minecraft.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Click Touch.
  4. Turn the Auto-jump switch On.


Auto-jump isn’t just useful when playing, it takes a little strain off your wrist if you play with a keyboard. The setting cannot be toggled in-game but you can always pause a game and change the setting if you don’t like it.

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