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For a guide about all the additions and changes in this update, see Bedrock Edition guides/Boss Update.

The Boss Update is the name for Minecraft: Pocket Edition version Alpha v0.16.0, an update that was released on October 21, 2016.[1] The iOS version was released a few days later on October 25, 2016.[2]

The official name for the update, the Boss Update, was revealed on August 29, 2016 in a blog post on the Mojang website.[3]

Notable features[]



  • Added sounds for various items, blocks, and mobs.

Further revisions[]

  • Alpha v0.16.1 fixed some bugs and crashes from Alpha v0.16.0.
  • Alpha v0.16.2 fixed some bugs from Alpha v0.16.1, and also added the Cartoon texture pack.