Some people are complaining about 1.15 freezing occasionally. That’s strange, because I can’t think about anything new in 1.15 (vs 1.14) that could cause occasional freezing. Grass regrowth could be the culprit, but it was added in 1.13 and you didn’t have any freezing back then.

So, I want to get to the bottom of it. On my dev phone I can’t see any big difference between 1.14 and 1.15. If you experience freezing in 1.15 and have a few minutes of spare time, can you please add a comment with the answers to the following questions?

  1. Does it freeze periodically, always with the same period between freezes? If yes please give a specific number of seconds between freezes, measure it. If it freezes randomly, please give roughly how often it happens.
  2. For how long does it freeze (again, specific number of seconds please)
  3. Does it also freeze even if you stay stationary and don’t dig/place stuff? (you can drop e.g. a harvested dirt block in front of you – it will rotate and bob, to see whether the game freezes even if you don’t move or touch anything)
  4. Does it freeze on a fresh new world, or only on old big worlds?
  5. If you have a little more time – can you please make a quick video of it freezing, e.g. using another phone’s camera, and put on YouTube?
  6. What phone do you have




  1. Sam
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 13:28 | Permalink | Reply

    I have noticed this and whilst it is quite a small thing, it does become noticeable quickly. For me:
    Freezes for about half a second every 10-15 secs approx.
    Tends to freeze more often when flying.
    Seems to do the same on a new, small world (about 3MB) and also on my very big and old one (25MB)
    Have never had any lag before on previous versions, usually run it on medium graphics and now with far visibility.
    It may also be worth saying that even when I’m not moving, the game does the same.

    Using a HTC Titan, been playing the game for maybe 3-4 months.

    • Posted August 30, 2012 at 13:43 | Permalink | Reply

      Hi Sam. That’s great info. If you have some time, can you please create a new world, dig a sand block and leave it on the ground in front of you spinning so the you can see the freezes, and then get a watch/clock/another phone and measure exactly the periods between freezes? Cheers. Also, if that’s not too much to ask can you send me your world?

      • Sam
        Posted August 30, 2012 at 15:45 | Permalink | Reply

        Ok, so of the two worlds I had before the 1.15 update, only the big one (25MB) seems to have the problem. I time exactly ten seconds between each freeze.

        Making a brand new world, whether in creative or challenging mode seems to be working fine and free from freezes.

        I’d be happy to send that world to you; is there an email address or something I could mail that to?

      • Posted August 30, 2012 at 17:12 | Permalink | Reply

        Hi Sam. Thanks for measuring it, if it’s exactly 10 seconds it vastly narrows the possible culprits. Please email the world to Big thanks again!

  2. epic2015
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 13:44 | Permalink | Reply

    It freezes randomly on me when I dig a block or even move around. =/

  3. xxref
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 14:59 | Permalink | Reply

    6. HTC radar

  4. brian t
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 19:52 | Permalink | Reply

    1. about 7-8 seconds running in corridor.
    2. half a second to any where between 2-3 seconds
    3. stood looking at plane froze for half a sec bird stopped in midair.
    4. will try later.
    5. —
    6. nokia lumia 800 jump 1.12 too 1.15 (imporant i think)

    notes 3 sec delay longer on picture about 6 seconds
    moving blocks in inventory freezes about 3 seconds somtimes

    • brian t
      Posted August 30, 2012 at 20:10 | Permalink | Reply

      4. new world lags now and again but not as bad about .2 of a second. camera used took about 6-7 seconds prosessing about 3 on 1.12, moving inventory from inv to table hardly any lag.

      • brian t
        Posted August 30, 2012 at 21:37 | Permalink | Reply

        just noting my world is about 74.45 MB if that’s important

    • Posted August 30, 2012 at 22:04 | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, indeed jump from 1.12 to 1.15 seems to be the important bit. I think I now know what this is.

      • brian t
        Posted August 30, 2012 at 23:57 | Permalink | Reply

        just tried a phone reboot and is looking better but will re review with some details tommorrow as havent tried all yet,

      • brian t
        Posted August 30, 2012 at 23:59 | Permalink | Reply

        must remind everyone to try reboot of phone as something we don’t do

      • brian t
        Posted August 31, 2012 at 00:03 | Permalink | Reply

        problem is some people may put they rebooted mobile and sometimes it’s unreliable info, doesn’t help others though, will come back tom with my tests.

  5. brian t
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 20:30 | Permalink | Reply

    just one other coment unrelated storing ingots of iron = 40 per block turn into iron blocks and you can save max 4 in one square. max saved in blocks = 36 is this deliberate as other things if i remember malachite are much more?

  6. x The Joeness x
    Posted August 30, 2012 at 22:14 | Permalink | Reply

    Created a new world for 1.15. I was building a tower of basalt (creative mode). In addition to grass regrowth still removing placed blocks I was about 20 layers high when the most of the blocks I placed became invisible and I could see through the map. I exited the game and my display was glitchy even outside of the game. Rebooting fixed it. (Samsung Focus)

    • brian t
      Posted August 30, 2012 at 23:24 | Permalink | Reply

      reply to the joeness , i built a basalt tower about 6x 10 levels and reached what i think was the top level, given my g zero is 5 blocks above sea level i asume the upper limit from sea is about 65-80 blocks high. placing blocks in that level existed but flattened. was this the same for you?

      • brian t
        Posted August 30, 2012 at 23:33 | Permalink | Reply

        i notice to joeness that my basalt tower is not viewable from distance when mountains beyond are. think maybe other material may be more visable but top layer is glass and all lanterns, about 60 of and still not visible.????

        • x The Joeness x
          Posted August 31, 2012 at 08:24 | Permalink

          Mine actually turned invisible while I was building it. I could actually see lava flows deep within the world. In regards to one of your replies I don’t know how many blocks to the elevation ceiling but anything built above it becomes invisible.

  7. Quasidart
    Posted August 31, 2012 at 02:05 | Permalink | Reply

    Chiming in w/ a 117 MB world — and it sounds like total world size is irrelevant: Every 9-10 seconds, I see a 1-2-second pause before motion continues. (It happens whether I’m flying across a landscape, or just sitting still watching birds fly by.) Perf settings are Resolution = Medium, Visibility = Far, View angle = Normal, Sky = Full, and Texture animation = Full. This is on an HTC dev phone (Trophy? Titan?).

  8. Posted August 31, 2012 at 16:02 | Permalink | Reply

    1. yes periodically it freezes, it is not the same frequency, it start with 10 seconds to freeze and then freezes more often as every 7 or 6 seconds ..
    2. freezes between 2-3 seconds, after a while it becomes more aggressive and freezes for 4-5 seconds ..
    3. yes anyway it freezes, when I’m in a mine torches are not animated, or when I’m appreciating the sea, the birds are frozen in the air ..
    4. yes it freezes in a world both fresh and in an old, my world (34MB) is the biggest and never freezes, and when I got the game update started having problems ..
    5.hmm could try, I want to help with this beautiful game!.
    6. nokia lumia 610, and although it has little RAM, it never freezes with high resolution or HD textures in 1.14 ..
    I hope I can help a little with this information ^.^

  9. Posted August 31, 2012 at 16:12 | Permalink | Reply

    kaalus, I was watching that perhaps these freezes are due to the UI rendering, I wonder what you think about it .. Could that be the cause?

    • Posted August 31, 2012 at 18:00 | Permalink | Reply

      No, UI rendering does not cause any freezes.

  10. Posted July 2, 2013 at 05:02 | Permalink | Reply

    Dude this is so much better than Minecraft you need to make this for pc I will deffanatly buy it this keeps me busy on our long road trips from state to state my rating for this is deffanatly a 5star rate and it will be awesome when you ad some boats ;) deffanatly shattering this on our page/YouTube/ and my friends

  11. Posted December 17, 2013 at 02:12 | Permalink | Reply

    Can u please add people for creative mode. If you do this, can u add bodyguards (secret service) because i built the white house and i need other people, thank you.

  12. Posted August 18, 2015 at 07:20 | Permalink | Reply

    And then it was never added

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