How to Fix Screen Tearing Issues in Minecraft

Whenever you play Minecraft, your computer screen is tearing. How to get rid of this annoying issue? Just read on to find the solutions.

The screen tearing issue may not only occur to Minecraft but also occur to other games. So the first thing you can do is to check if the screen is also tearing while you’re playing other games. If the issue also occurs to other games, check the solutions in Fix Screen Tearing Issues in Games.

If the issue only occurs to Minecraft, try the below methods.

Method 1: Turn on VSync in Minecraft
Method 2: Change the settings in NVIDIA Control Panel
Method 3: Buy a new monitor


Method 1: Turn on VSync in Minecraft

The screen tearing issue occurs when the FPS (frame rate per second) in Minecraft is not in sync with the refresh rate that your monitor uses.

VSync is a feature designed to allow you to drop the game FPS. Once VSync is turned on, the game FPS can equal to or lower than the monitor refresh rate. In this case, the screen tearing issue will disappear. That said, turning on VSync can remove screen tearing effectively.

To turn on VSync in Minecraft, you can refer to these steps:

1) Launch Minecraft.

2) Go to Options -> Video Settings.

3) Drag Max Frame rate all the way to the left until you see VSync show on the screen.

turn on vsync

4) Click on Done to save the changes.

5) Close Minecraft and open it again to check to see if the screen tearing issue is resolved.


Method 2: Change the settings in NVIDIA Control Panel

Some Minecraft players have reported that selecting “Let the 3D application decide” in the NVIDIA control panel works to resolve the screen tearing issue. If you’re using a NVIDIA graphics card, you can give it a try; just refer to the below steps.

1) Open NVIDIA Control Panel.

2) Expand 3D settings and click on Adjust image settings with preview, and then select “Let the 3D application decide”.

change nvidia control panel settings

3) Restart your computer and check to see if you’re still facing the screen tearing issue in Minecraft.


Method 3: Buy a new monitor

If the above methods don’t resolve the problem, the last resort is to buy a new monitor that supports a higher refresh rate.

Hopefully you find this article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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