How to Fix “You Need to Authenticate Microsoft Services” in Minecraft

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Any error that prevents you from playing your favorite game (or Minecraft, in this specific case) after a hard day of school, university, or work is naturally, not welcome in your home, especially if you do not have much free time to play.

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“You Need to Authenticate Microsoft Service” is one of the most common errors that you can get in Minecraft.
Prima Games is here to help you troubleshoot it and fix it in a jiffy.

How to Solve the “You Need to Authenticate Microsoft Services” Error in Minecraft

There are many things that you can do to solve the “You Need to Authenticate Microsoft Services” Error in Minecraft. Some are simple and straightforward, while others require some “digging”. Let’s show you the troubleshooting steps sorted from easiest to most severe.

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  1. Check the Time and Date on your PC
    Usually, people have their Clock set to automatic, for all the good reasons. If you manually alter your time and date, you will desync from a lot of different online services, so right-click on your time/date in the corner of your screen on Windows and hit the first option (Adjust Date and Time). At the very top, you should have the “Set Time and Date Automatically”. Make sure the switch is “flicked” to the right, meaning it’s on.
  2. Restart your PC
    Yes, this customer support (actually, technical support) trope works a lot of times.
  3. Sign Out from your Minecraft client, and then Sign In.
    Tinkering with the login may clear some data that’s causing this ruckus.
  4. Wait
    The issue might not be on your end. Maybe the servers are temporarily overloaded or something along those lines. Try again ever 10-15 minutes.
  5. Contact Minecraft Support
    Make sure to let them know exactly what kind of issue you’re having, and what you did so far with troubleshooting, it will help them respond faster and more efficiently.

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Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was really good!). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.