If you are encountering the Failed to Login: Bad Login error even when using a valid, purchase Minecraft account then you will know how annoying it is to not be able to access your favourite game. We’ve got a few quick and easy fixes that you can use to avoid the Bad Login error appearing in future.
The main cause of the Failed to Login error is that your Minecraft username cannot validate with the Minecraft.net servers. This can happen for a variety of reasons which we address below. Always make sure you’re using a valid, purchased account for your Minecraft client as using a pirated or fake copy is asking for trouble! This guide won’t help those of you who have chose not to purchase Minecraft.
Restart Your Computer and Minecraft Client
For whatever reason your computer or network may have issues connecting to the Minecraft.net server, the best way to resolve this is simply to start all over again. Open and close your Minecraft client and then if this doesn’t work restart your computer. Hopefully this should prevent the Failed to Login: Bad Login error happening again.
Login Using Your Email
If you have recently migrated your Minecraft account to a Mojang account then logging in with your username will no longer work. Instead you need to use the email address that you associated with your Mojang account. For more information on migrating to a Mojang account click here.
Force an Update
Forcing an update is a really quick and easy way to alleviate almost any problem you are having with your Minecraft client. Forcing an update essentially “reinstalls” the latest version of Minecraft. This will iron out any bugs or glitches you are currently experiencing and is known to solve the Failed to Login: Bad Login bug. For a guide on how to do this watch the below video.
We understand that you might want to play Minecraft right now, but sometimes being patient is the best way to avoid the Failed to Login: Bad Login error. The error message is caused by your computer being unable to validate your login information with the Minecraft.net servers. If you are using all of the correct information then it may be an error at the other end. Wait 10 minutes and try again.
To check the current status of the Minecraft servers and logins then click here.
Never Give Away Your Account Details
We don’t want to be alarmist, but if you’ve tried everything else then there is the possibility that your Minecraft account has been hacked. To prevent this make sure you never give away any of your account details to someone you don’t know or don’t trust. If you feel you need to get in contact with Mojang support then click here.
If you have any other ways of avoiding the Failed to Login: Bad Login error then leave a comment below!