How to fix Minecraft Error Code Pufferfish "Failed to sign into your Minecraft Account"

If you've booted up Minecraft recently and been hit by the Error Code Pufferfish, you aren't alone.

The Pufferfish is potentially fatal. That's true of the ocean dwelling fish, and the Minecraft error that goes by the same name. If you encounter Error Code Pufferfish, you will be unable to play Minecraft.

So what is it, what causes it, and most importantly, how can we fix it? We'll tell you everything you need to know, so you can avoid falling foul of the Pufferfish.

What causes Error Code Pufferfish in Minecraft?

If you encounter the Pufferfish error, you'll get a message which states:

We could not sign you into your Microsoft account. Access to Realms, Profiles and your Marketplace items will be limited. Please try again later.
Error Code: Pufferfish

This seems to be fairly consistent regardless of what device you are using. The result of the error is that you cannot access your account, so any progress, or additional items that you have collected, are unavailable to you. It seems that this error is caused by a storage-related setting. Happily, it is one which is fairly quick and easy to resolve.

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How to fix Error Code Pufferfish in Minecraft

As we said earlier, the Pufferfish error is linked to your storage settings. All you need to do to resolve it, is to make sure that Minecraft has been given storage permission on your device. This will then allow it to save data, and will resolve your Pufferfish problem. For most devices, the following steps will work:

  • Go to system settings
  • Go to Apps
  • Open Minecraft and select Permissions
  • Allow Storage Permissions

In the vast majority of cases, this seems to work, so give it a try, and you'll soon be back on Minecraft, faster than you can say, "does anyone fancy Fugu tonight?".

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