Minecraft: Bedrock Touch Controls on Mobile Devices Heavily Improved in Update 1.19.50

Minecraft: Bedrock
Minecraft: Bedrock Mojang Studios

Minecraft: Bedrock can be enjoyed on a variety of platforms. If you’re playing this game on a mobile device, you’ll be happy to know that the recent Update 1.19.50 provides a lot of improvements to touch controls.

One of the major changes in Update 1.19.50 for Minecraft: Bedrock is that the stack-splitting functionality has been re-enabled for mobile devices. All you have to do is tap and hold an item stack to split its contents.

Another major improvement here is that scrolling the inventory screen is now easier, thanks to the increase in dwell time, from 120 to 180 milliseconds. For the uninitiated, dwell time refers to the time it takes for an item to be held down before it can be dragged anywhere on the screen. This adjustment makes it less likely that you'll inadvertently drag an item when browsing the inventory.

Here are the other improvements made to touch controls:

  • "Split Control" option will only appear in Classic control mode and only affect the Classic control scheme
  • Fixed an issue where hotbar slots could not be touched in Crosshair and Touch control schemes in certain situations
  • Added toggle "Delayed Block Breaking (Creative Only)" in Touch Settings to control this functionality
  • Fixed an issue where double-tapping touch control buttons can be difficult on high refresh rate screens 
  • Improved the way that button presses and camera movements work in tandem in the new Touch Controls
  • Action buttons now show up when in a Boat while using Crosshair mode
  • Fixed the Dismount button in the new touch control schemes appearing blurry
  • Fixed an issue that prevented items from being discarded in the extended Creative Mode inventory by dropping them on another item
  • Fixed an issue with touch controls when swimming and charging a Bow, Crossbow, or Trident no longer launch the weapon immediately
  • Fixed an issue where joystick gestures were stopped if your finger overlapped with the hotbar
  • Resolved an issue where players couldn't interact with the hotbar in some resource packs with the new touch controls
  • The sprint and descend buttons in Crosshair Mode now have the same color as other buttons
  • Resolved an issue where quickly tapping "Ascend" and "Descend" would cancel flying in the new touch controls. Going forward, double tapping "Descend" is how flying is canceled
  • Status icons now follow the screen safe zone when in touch mode
  • Adjusted status icons to form in one row across width of screen when in touch to account for new touch controls
  • Removed the action delay from Attack and Interact buttons

Minecraft: Bedrock Update 1.19.50 is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, and PC.

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