How to Make a Compass in Minecraft

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Compass is an item which is usually used to point to the world spawn. It is able to be crafted by using 4 iron ingots and one piece of red stone dust. According to Minecraft Wiki, it was added in the Secret Friday Update 9. Do you want to know how to make a Compass in Minecraft?

Materials For Making A Compass

If you want to make a compass in Minecraft, you have to prepare the materials that you need. As mentioned earlier that compass is created by using iron ingots and redstone dust. So, now you need to prepare:

  • 4 Iron Ingots
  • 1 Redstone Dust

Steps To Make A Compass

After you know and prepare the materials, now you are able to start crafting it. You are able to follow the steps below to create a compass in Minecraft Survival Mode.

  • The first thing that you have to do is to open the Crafting menu. By opening your crafting table, you will have the 3×3 crafting grid.
  • To create a compass, you have to place 4 Iron Ingots and 1 Redstone in the 3×3 crafting grid. When you make a compass, the iron ingots and the redstone are placed in the exact pattern. One iron ingot must be placed in the middle box in the first row. Then in the second row, 1 iron ingot must be placed in the first box, 1 redstone in the second box and 1 iron ingot in the third box. At last, in the third row, you have to place 1 iron ingot in the middlebox. You have to place these materials like this since it is the recipe for making a compass.
  • If you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, then the compass will appear in the box to the right.
  • In this step, you have to move the compass to inventory. If you have done it, it means that you have successfully made a compass in Minecraft.

Making a compass in Minecraft is very easy. You are able to try to make it now.

How To Use A Compass

After you make a compass, now you may wonder how to be able to use it. If you want to use the compass, you have to add the compass to your hotbar. If the compass is in your hotbar, then you will be able to see the red compass arrow point to the direction of your spawn point. You are able to turn so that the arrow is pointing up and start waling in that direction. Immediately, you will see surrounding which is familiar as the compass leads you back to your spawn point.

In Java Edition 1.16 and also Bedrock Edition 1.16.0, you are able to use compass on a lodestone after which it points to that lodestone as long as the compass is in that dimension. If then you take the compass to dimension which is different, it will spin randomly. In case the lodestone is destroyed, the compass will revert to pointing to the spawn point in the overworld.

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