How To Keep Inventory When You Die In Minecraft [2023]

Written By FarhanMax

It is very frustrating when you die in Minecraft and lose all of your inventory. A group of players does not like it.

Do you want to keep your inventory in Minecraft, but are you worried about how to do this and how it works?

No worries. I will show you how to keep inventory after you die in Minecraft on different platforms using cheat codes and make your gaming experience better than before.

Keep reading and precisely follow the instructions to know more about how to keep inventory after you die.

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What Happens to Your Minecraft Inventory When You Die?

In Minecraft, all of your items are automatically dropped and lost in your inventory after you die. Then you will have to respawn your Minecraft world with an empty inventory, and you must start collecting them again.

You can safely store your inventory using a wooden chest box or cheats code to store your items permanently in Minecraft. To prevent your items from failing, you will need to build a wooden chest box or change the game rule.

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How to Keep Your Inventory When You Die in Minecraft

The most annoying feature of Minecraft is losing all your inventory when you die. After you die every time in Minecraft, you lose all of your items on your inventory.

Losing items every time is a very frustrating aspect of the game because collecting and storing good items on your inventory requires more time and patience. You need to start collecting your items again to survive the world.

To keep inventory when you die in Minecraft, you need to enable cheats and use a command in your game. You need to create a world and make sure it must be support cheats. To apply this technique, you can keep all of the items on your inventory.

Now I will teach you how to keep inventory in Minecraft after you die on different platforms like Java Edition for PC or Mac, Pocket Edition for Andriod or IOS, Xbox One, PS4. It is pretty similar to turning on the feature all of the platforms.

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Supported Platforms to Keep Inventory in Minecraft

Ensure you have a supported version of Minecraft to apply the game rule to keep inventory in your world after you die.

The following Minecraft platforms support the keep inventory command:

Platform Supported
Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes
Pocket Edition (PE)Yes
Xbox OneYes
PS4Yes
Nintendo SwitchYes
Windows 10 EditionYes
Education EditionYes 

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Here are the steps  to keep keep inventory  when you die in Minecraft:

1. Enable LAN Mode

Follow the steps below to enable LAN Mode:

  • Go to the Game Menu in Minecraft and click on Open to LAN.open-to-lan
  • Toggle the Allow Cheats option to ON.
  • Select Start LAN World to enable and start the use of cheats.start-lan-world

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2. Open the Chat Window

Now, you need to change the game rules to turn on keep inventory in Minecraft after you die. The chat window is the simple way to run commands in Minecraft.

So, first, press the T key on your keyboard to open the chat window in your game to enter a cheat command for changing the game rules.

This step is used for only Java Edition (Windows, Mac) users of Minecraft.

3. Enter Command to Change the Game Rules

In the chat window, type the /gamerule keepInventory true command and press the Enter key. The command will display in the game bottom-left corner as you type. You need to remember the game rule command is case-sensitive.

After hitting the Enter button, the game rule applies to your world. Gamerule keepInventory is now set to: true message you should notice in chat if you followed the steps correctly.

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Now you can keep your inventory in Minecraft after you die.

After you die in Minecraft, now you can see the Respawn window appear on your screen. It is important to remember not to throw your item when you die to prevent losing all of them.

After successfully applying the game rule in Minecraft, when you die, restart the game by clicking the Respawn button, and your items are still available to use in Hotbar.

Note: Need to repeat the same steps to turn on the keep inventory whenever you return to the world because exiting the world disables cheats and causes you to lose inventory items.

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How To Keep Inventory In Minecraft PE (iOS & Android)

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) gives a fantastic gaming experience to iOS and Android phone users. The pocket edition works smoothly and other versions, but it is slightly different from the java edition. In pocket edition, multiplayer gameplay is not as good as PC edition.

Playing Minecraft on iPhone or Android is another level of experience. The pocket edition comes with parental control features which are very useful for parents to protect their children’s gaming activity. This edition comes with fewer functions.

If you are frustrated when you die in Minecraft PE and lose all of your inventory, the Minecraft Pocket Edition is also supported to keep inventory command. To turn on the keep inventory process is precisely the same on iOS and Android devices.

Follow the steps to turn on keep inventory in Minecraft PE:

  1. Open the Minecraft Pocket Edition App on your phone.
  2. Click the chat icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Enter the /gamerule keepInventory true command in the chatbox and press the Enter key on your keyboard.

When pressing the Enter key on your keyboard, your inventory is successfully saved. After you die in Minecraft, you will have access to this. To rejoin the world with your inventory, select Respawn on your screen.

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How To Keep Inventory In Minecraft On PS4 & Xbox One

Minecraft Console Edition has the same functionality as Minecraft Java Edition. The cheats allowing technique is the same on Java Edition but slightly different on the command screen.

The processes for keeping your inventory on PS4 and Xbox are similar. To accomplish this, you must first activate cheats in your game and then use them.

Follow the steps to turn on keep inventory in Minecraft PS4 & Xbox One Edition:

  1. Tap on the right D-Pad button on your console controller to open the chat screen.
  2. Type /gamerule keepInventory true command and press Enter on your keyboard.

After applying the command, the game rule is set, and now you can keep your inventory in Minecraft after you die. After successfully applying the game rule in Minecraft, when you die, restart the game by clicking the Respawn button, and your items are still available to use in Hotbar.

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How to turn off Keep Your Inventory in Minecraft

If you do not want to keep inventory features in your Minecraft game, you must first disable the game rule and turn the Allow Cheat option off.

To turn off keep inventory in your Minecraft game, type /gamerule keepInventory false command and press Enter on your keyboard to change your game rule. You need to remember the game rule is case-sensitive.

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FAQ

Question: Why does Minecraft keep inventory command not working?

Answer: Minecraft keeps inventory command not working because most probably you miss typing true or do not select TRUE at the end of the game rule. If you miss any part of the game rule command or mistype the command, the game rule is not working. You need to remember the game rule is case-sensitive. As I mentioned before, the game rule command is case-sensitive. For example, if you enter  /gamerule KeepInventory true this command, then it is not working because, in this example, the K letter is uppercase. So, you need to enter  /gamerule keepInventory true command to apply the game rule perfectly.

Question: Is It Cheating to Keep Your Inventory in Minecraft?

Answer: It is entirely up to you to keep your inventory safe and how you want to play the Minecraft game. In Minecraft, keeping inventory in multiplayer is called cheating. If you are playing solo, there are no limitations. You can keep your inventory and go wherever you want.

Final Thoughts

Here in this post,  I will show you all about keeping inventory when you die in Minecraft. I hope now you can allow cheats in your Minecraft edition and change the game rule by entering the correct command.

After applying the game rule command in your Minecraft, you can keep your items in inventory and make your gaming experience better than before. 

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