Minecraft is one of the most creative and captivating games out there. You can play with your friends, build stuff together and go on adventures with endless possibilities.
But this fun experience is often met with bitterness when you fail to sign-in with your Microsoft credentials to play online.
Many of us Minecraft players on PS4/Switch may have come across this issue at least once while trying to play with our friends using the https://aka.ms/remoteconnect link.
Follow our guide to learn how to fix this issue, and what caused it in the first place.
What is https aka ms remoteconnect error on Minecraft?
Aka MS reomeconnect not working error happens while trying to login to a Microsoft account for playing Minecraft online. It is essential for online play with friends.
This error happens when you try to Sign-in to your Microsoft account on your device. Both PS4 and Nintendo Switch users have faced this problem.
It often comes with an error “Failed to login” which reads “We tried to sign you in to your Microsoft account, but something went wrong”.
And thus it prevents you from logging-in and playing Minecraft online.
How to sign-in using https aka ms remoteconnect?
Remote connect is something that Microsoft uses to connect users across the internet to the Minecraft server.
If you’re on PS4, it is highly like that you won’t be able to use the Playstation Network for online play.
For that, you’ll need to manually sign-in to your Microsoft account using aka MS remoteconnect.
Take a quick look at how to do that properly:
Once launched, look at the bottom left corner to locate the “sign-in to your Microsoft account” box at the bottom left corner of your screen.
Click this to bring the prompt that shows this link: aka.ms/remoteconnect and a code for verification.
You need to use a PC or a mobile phone browser to put this link in.
Once there, Microsoft will ask you for a code.
Input the code and login with your Microsoft credentials.
Wait for your game to identify your attempt.
DO NOT hit O (Back) because it’ll just take you out of the process.
This should sign your game successfully to your Microsoft account on your PS4.
How to Fix aka MS reconnect not working on PS4?
This error occurs very often on every device that requires a login to the Microsoft account, including the PS4. This may happen because of corrupted save game data. Let’s see how to fix aka ms reconnect not working error on PS4:
Go to your Home Screen > Settings > Storage
Then go to System Storage > and select Minecraft
You’ll see something called Saved Data with a Minecraft logo
You have to delete it. If there’s more than one “Saved Data”, then you have to delete them all[ Don’t worry, it won’t delete your save game files]
Re-launch your game, click continue or next on everything
Sign-in with your Microsoft account with the given aka.ms/remoteconnect link and code, and it should work now!
If the steps above didn’t fix your problem, then try these additional steps to fix your https :// aka.ms/remoteconnect error on PS4.
Restart your PS4 > Uninstall Minecraft > Delete ALL save game files > Reinstall Minecraft.
Hit play and you should be able to log in this time.
Go to https://account.microsoft.com/devices and log out from all the devices.
Then try to sign-in inside Minecraft and it should work!
If none of the above steps work, then you’ll have to create a new Microsoft account and try to sign-in inside Minecraft using that.
How to Fix aka MS reconnect not working on Nintendo Switch?
Nintendo Switch users often face “failed to login” where the automatic sign-in has failed prompt shows. It is because the Switch network cannot be used to play online.
Instead, you have to manually log-in to your Microsoft account. Let’s see how to do that:
Launch Minecraft on your Nintendo Switch
It should say “Oops! Automatic sign-in has failed.” Click the “sign-in to your Microsoft account” option on your bottom right
It’ll open a sign-in box with aka.ms/remoteconnect and below it will be a code
Follow that link on a browser. You have to use your Phone or PC.
Sign-in to your Microsoft account on that link. Once done, wait for the Switch to detect your sign-in.
Close the tab you used for logging in once done. This should prevent from causing any sign-in errors.
If the steps above don’t work, then try deleting your save games. This error is often caused by corrupted game data and doing this step fixes this issue.
And that fixes the Nintendo Switch Minecraft/Microsoft sign-in issue with aka MS remoteconnect!
Check your Internet Connection too!
You must check your internet connection before trying out any of these methods.
You should sign-in to your router to check if the internet connection is on.
Browse a few websites to make sure of it.
Connection with Wifi:
Make sure you are connected to your router.
Check your wifi connection, or the ethernet cable if you’re connected via wire.
Browse the PS4 Store or Switch Store to ensure the device’s connection with the router.
Check for Latency:
Use cmd or third-party softwares on your PC to check for connection quality with the aka.ms website.
For any breakage or packet-loss, contact your ISP and ask them for a solution.
Why is aka MS Remoteconnect not working?
Ans: It is probably because of one of the issues addressed above. Check out how to use Remoteconnect neatly in the section “How to sign-in using https://aka.ms/remoteconnect?” above.
Why am I getting the “aka MS Remoteconnect” error on my PS4?
Ans: You may pair only one PSN ID to your Microsoft account. So if your PSN ID is already connected to a Microsoft ID, you won’t be able to connect to a second one unless you remove the former from your connected devices.
Check out the “Alternate Solutions” above to learn how to do it.
I hope this article helped you overcome the aka.ms/remoteconnect error on PS4 or Switch that you’ve been facing. It’s now time for you to call your friends online and jump together into your survival world!