How to make a compass in Minecraft – Easiest way to create a compass in Minecraft 2021

Compass is one of the most important items for players, and if you are an explorer then this is gonna most useful thing for you.

So today I am gonna tell you how to make a compass in Minecraft but before that let me tell you something about a compass that you should know…

Just like the real world, the Minecraft world is also very big and there are many different places to explore. The good thing about this is you can also find many new different items by going to those places.

This is also one of the reasons why people try to find those places. But there’s also one thing that you have to remember and that is marking the home location. If you are new then you will also face some troubles to find and explore different areas.

In this case here a compass can help you to find your way back home, also allows you to explore many places. Compass can be one of the most important for those players who love adventure.

Ok so now you little know about Compass but if you won’t able to make one then reading this will be a waste of your time. So now without further ado let me tell you something more about Compass and our main topic “How to make a compass in Minecraft”.

What is Compass in Minecraft?

How to make a compass in Minecraft
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As I said a compass is one of the most important items for those who love to adventure.

By the way, if you know what is the real use of a compass then you know that a compass is used to find the exact way where you are from and where you are going.

So the use of the compass in Minecraft is also the same as the real one. Just the difference is here with this compass you will be able to get the exact direction of your spawn location.

Basically, here the needle of the compass points toward the world spawn point.

You should also keep one thing in mind that this is including as a dropped item, in a player’s hand, in an inventory or the crafting table, or in an item frame.

Note: However if you will enter into the Nether or the End then you will notice that the compass needle spins and points in random directions. 

So in short if you take the compass in the Nether or the End then the compass will not work.


Available Platforms

Edition PlatformAvailable
Java EditionWindows, Mac & Linux PC’sYES
Bedrock EditionXbox One, iOS, Android, Windows 10 PC’s, Fire OS, Nintendo SwitchYES
Education EditionMac, Windows 10 PC’s, iOs 12YES
PlayStation EditionPlayStation 3 & 4YES

Guys now you all know most of the things about Compass so without further ado let’s talk about “How to make a compass in Minecraft”. 

How to make a compass in Minecraft

How to make a compass in Minecraft

To create a compass first you will need to gather some important items. So before telling you the recipe let me tell you the materials you will need to create a compass.

Required materials to make a compass

Here are all the materials that you will be needed to craft a compass:

  • Crafting table
  • Furnace
  • 7 iron ores.
  • 1 Redstone

To create a crafting table you will need 4 planks. After collecting 4 planks all you have to do is put them into the crafting menu.

By putting them in the crafting menu you will notice that the crafting table is in the result box. So now just collect the crafting table in your inventory.

How to make a compass in Minecraft


Now we have to make our second item, yeah I am talking about the furnace. Making a furnace is also one of the easiest works because all you have to do is put eight cobblestones into the crafting table that you made.

Note: Make sure that the middlebox of the crafting table will be empty. You can also look at the image that I gave below.

How to make a compass in Minecraft

Now the most important thing that you have to find is iron ore. So without further ado let’s talk about How to find iron ore in Minecraft. 

How to get iron ore in Minecraft

How to make a compass in Minecraft

If you wanna find iron ore then you have to just dig down from the surface and after digging a little more down you will eventually make it past the dirt and also will hit Cobblestone.

You have to keep digging until you make your way down into your newly-created mine. Once you will dig deep enough all you have to do is start mining horizontally, rather than vertically.

Tips: Before you start digging, you should always keep torches, ladders, and signs with you because these items will help you to find the way and the items you are looking for.

While digging you will eventually strike a spot some Iron Ore. You can also look at the image that I gave below.

How to make a compass in Minecraft

Now the second important item that you have to gather is Redstone. So let me tell you how you can get Redstone in Minecraft. 

How to get Redstone in Minecraft

How to make a compass in Minecraft

While digging deep under the ground there is a good possibility that you will also find Redstone ore, and by hitting Redstone ore you will get 4 or 5 Redstone dust. 

Note: Every Redstone ore drops 4 or 5 Redstone dust after hitting them.  If you want a little more then you can use Fortune, and after using them you will get around 6 Redstone dust with Fortune level 3.

How to make a compass in Minecraft

Hope you gathered all the materials that I mentioned to you already, if yes, then without further ado let’s see how you can make a compass with these materials.

Also Read: How to make a lead in Minecraft

Steps to make a compass in Minecraft

To craft a compass in Minecraft, First, all you have to do is create iron ingots. You can easily make them by using those iron ores that you collected.

All you have to do is put the iron ores into the furnace that you created. Make sure that you put the ores in the furnace’s first empty box because the second empty box is for fuels. You can use wood, wooden materials, coal, etc as fuel.

When you will put those two in the furnace you will see an arrow is indicating a box, and sometimes the iron ingots will arrive in the third empty box.

How to make a compass in Minecraft

Now just put the crafting table on the ground and open the table.

After opening the crafting table you will see a 3×3 crafting grid, and by placing 4 ingots and one Redstone (also known as Redstone dust) ni the crafting table you can easily make the compass you wanted.

Note: You also have to make sure that the ingots and Redstone are in the exact position otherwise you won’t get the compass.

First, all you have to do is put one iron ingot in the first row’s second empty box.

How to make a compass in Minecraft

Now you have to put one iron ingot in the second row’s first empty box and one in the third empty box. Also, the Redstone dust will be in the middle empty box of the second row.

How to make a compass in Minecraft

In the end, you have to just put another iron ingot in the third row’s second empty box.

How to make a compass in Minecraft

Making A Lodestone Compass

How to make a compass in Minecraft

If you want to get more from a compass then like pointing to different locations instead of your spawn point, then loadstone compass will be the best compass for you.

To create this compass you will have to put a little effort but in the end, this compass gonna less other efforts too 😉

First, all you have to do is gather eight chiseled stone bricks and a netherite Ingot. 

Now you have to just put eight chiseled stone bricks inside of the crafting table. Make sure that the middlebox of the crafting table will be empty because there you have to put the netherite Ingot. 

You can also look at the image that I gave below.

How to make a compass in Minecraft

After making the loadstone you have to do one last thing and that is you have to put any normal compass in your hand and right-click on the lodestone.

After that, the Loadstone will transform into a loadstone compass and also be ready to point to different locations instead of the spawn point.

You can watch this video if you didn’t understand yet how to make it and how it works…

How to Make a Map

How to make a compass in Minecraft

To make a map all you have to do is open your crafting table again and then place a Compass in the middle of the grid, and now put papers in the other empty boxes. Basically, the Map will show you the current location of yours and the relative to your surroundings.

FAQS about How to make a compass in Minecraft

—> How do I make my compass point to my bed in Minecraft? / Does compass Point to bed?

You can easily point your compass to your bed by starting your path from your bed and use the compass. After that, the compass will lead you from your bed to the world spawn.

—> Why is my compass wrong in Minecraft?

The reason can be because of a bug so to fix this you can use another bed to reset your spawn, and then you see if it fixedly points in a different direction.

—> Can you craft a compass in Minecraft?
Yes, you can and In this article, I described completely how you can make a compass in Minecraft. But if you still didn’t understand how to make a compass in Minecraft then you can also watch the video that I gave below;)

—> Can you get lost in Minecraft?
Hehe yes, you can and this is why you need a compass.

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