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v0.7.3 alpha was a minor update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition that was released on August 15, 2013.[1] This version changes the daylight cycle and fixed some of the bugs and crashes in v0.7.2.

iOS 4.3 is no longer supported in this version; v0.7.3 requires iOS 5.0 or later. Users running iOS 4.3 will only be able to play older versions of Pocket Edition.[2]



Blocks and items[]

  • Double chests
    • When chests are put together, items previously in the left chest appear at the bottom half. Items from the right chest will also appear at the top. This may cause a loss of items.
    • Chests now have an open/close animation.
    • The player can open chests in creative, but not look inside; they will immediately close.
  • Quartz slabs



  • Added more friction when flying in Creative Mode (iOS).
  • Stopped building the game with typeinfo enabled (iOS).
  • Wooden slab material changed to wood instead of stone. Wooden Slabs stored from before 0.7.3 are tagged as Fake Wood Slab and drop regular wooden slabs when mined.
  • When creating a new world, the default name shows "My World".


  • Mobs now light on fire under sunlight.


21 issues fixed
From released versions before 0.7.0
  • MCPE-39 – Wooden slab hard to break with axe
  • MCPE-271 – Too long descriptions
  • MCPE-312 – Sword freezes chest
  • MCPE-439 – Chests rotate when placing a solid block directly in front of them
  • MCPE-1664 – Hitting backspace in a sign activates shift on your keyboard.
  • MCPE-3989 – Inventory bug when throwing items in hand while in a GUI
  • MCPE-4122 – Glowing obsidian can yield resources with an iron pickaxe, but obsidian can only be mined with a diamond one
From 0.7.0
  • MCPE-2680 – Cake takes away buckets along with milk
  • MCPE-2950 – Chat freezes
  • MCPE-2962 – Typing in chat gets blocked by [DONE] button and capitals
  • MCPE-3361 – Items in the crafting table are messed up
  • MCPE-3846 – If monsters burn because of sunlight, they have no burn animation.
  • MCPE-3988 – Furnace crash bug
  • MCPE-4056 – No Fire Animation on Zombies
  • MCPE-4403 – GUI circle size is too small
  • MCPE-4455 – Repeatedly being logged out of Realms
From 0.7.1
  • MCPE-2608 – No fire animation for night-time mobs when they come in contact with sunlight
  • MCPE-4281 – Chests cannot be placed next to other chests
  • MCPE-4332 – Armor glitch
From 0.7.2