How To Change Minecraft Skin

Minecraft is synonymous with creativity. It gives players an adventure and the opportunity to do almost anything they want. The only limit is their imagination.
The community has seen how amazing gamers can be on Minecraft time and time again being one of the best forms of self-expression.
That said, in a world of potentially-unlimited possibilities, is the default skin still relevant anymore? This guide is here to help you change that! Not only on PCs but also on phones and consoles.
So read on, and find out how to change a Minecraft skin on any platform.

How To Change Your Minecraft Skin

Millions of players enjoy Minecraft on different platforms, PC, consoles, and mobiles. Knowing that, understand that each has its own separate way to change your character’s skin.
The mobile and PC versions have free solutions to get the skins that will help you express yourself. On the other hand, consoles are limited by what their stores have, which can either be free or require payment.
With that out of the way, let’s begin!

For PC Users

  • Open your internet browser of choice, and head to a third-party Minecraft, such as the popular Minecraft Skins.
  • From there, you can browse the different top and latest skins, or create your own if you’re willing to take the time to do it.
  • Select the one you liked and download it.
  • Go to where the skin file was downloaded (which will be a PNG file) and move it to a folder where you intend to put all your skins.
Here is where things can diverge a little bit according to the type of the game you have on your PC

For the Windows 10 Version.

  • Close the game if you have it open.
  • Go to the Minecraft website.
  • Log in to the account to which you want to add the skin.
  • Click on the “Browse” button and make your way to the folder that has your downloaded file.
  • Click on “Open.”
  • Click on “Save,” and the site should upload the new skin and apply it to your character in the game.
  • Play the game.

For the Java Version

  • Like how it was done in the previous method, close the game if it’s open.
  • Open the Minecraft launcher.
  • Click on the “Skins” tab at the top of the page.
  • Click on “New skin.”
  • Create a name for it, then select the model size.
  • Click on the “Browse” button and go to where you stored your skin file.
  • Click on “Open,” and the launcher should instantly upload the skin to the launcher.
  • From this point, you can either “save” it or “save and use” it.
  • Play the game.

For the Bedrock Version

  • Launch the Bedrock edition of the game.
  • Click on the “Dressing Room” button that will be on the right of the page.
  • In the “Dressing Room,” choose an empty character slot and click on the “Create Character” button under it.
  • A pop-up will appear, asking you whether to choose “Character” or “Classic Skin”, click on either option.
  • The launcher will present you with a character that doesn’t have a skin on it. Press on the blank “Owned Skins” model on the left of the screen.
  • Click on the “Choose New Skin” button on the bottom right of the screen.
  • Browse to where the downloaded skin is, select it, and press on “Open.”
  • Play the game.

For iOS or Android Devices

  • Like the PC version, launch your iOS phone’s browser Safari or your Android device’s Chrome, and go to your preferred third-party website.
  • After finding the skin you like, download it to your phone.
  • Launch the Minecraft: Pocket Edition app on your device.
  • Tap on the “Profile” or coat hanger button on the right side of the screen.
  • In the “Dressing Room,” choose an empty character slot and tap the “Create Character” button on the bottom left.
  • On the left side of the screen, press on the “Owned” tab model on the left of the screen.
  • Tap on the “Import” model on the left of the screen, then “Choose New Skin” on the bottom right.
  • Browse your images to the downloaded skin, select it, and press on “Open.”
  • A pop-up will appear for whether you want the regular or slim version, choose whichever one you prefer, and you’re done.
  • Play the game.

For Consoles Player (XBOX, PlayStation, Nintendo)

Unfortunately, consoles got the short end of the stick when it comes to customizing the characters, as there’s a slim list of free skins.
This issue puts console players in a situation where they’ll either have to pick a skin that isn’t the best thing in the world or they’ll have to pay for one.
That said, let’s see what you can do.
  • Launch the game on your console
  • Tap on the “Profile” button on the right side of the screen.
  • On the next page, customize your character with the available options.
  • The alternative is choosing one of the skin packs or others. Some of the available options might be free others will send you to the store to purchase them through micro transactions.
  • After you pay or make a selection, all you need to do is apply it to your character, and you’re good to go.
  • Another option is that you can import the same skins onto your console if you have the same account on a Minecraft PE or the game on a PC.
There are a few videos that state you can download an internet browser as well as a files manager and do the same steps as the Minecraft PE version. However, they’re usually unreliable.


Changing your skin in Minecraft is an amazing way to express yourself.
So if you want to do that, find out what you want to look like, and use one of the methods above to change it. Just remember to have fun in the end.