Become a Rubik's Cube master with these 7 steps
If you want to figure out how to solve a Rubik’s Cube, you’ve come to the right place. This 7 step process will guide you from frustrated beginner to all-conquering master.
We’ve all surely been baffled by the Rubik’s Cube at some point in our lives, left frustrated at a failure to complete it.
But hard as it might seem to believe, solving one of the world’s most famous puzzles is actually easier than you might think.
In your own bid to solve the six sides with six colours, follow our straightforward seven-step guide to finally put a mystery – potentially dating back to childhood – to bed.
How to solve a Rubik's Cube: Lesson 1
The first step on the quest for an overall solution is to solve the white cross, effectively starting by doing a daisy (a yellow centre with white around it).
How to solve a Rubik's Cube: Lesson 2
Having achieved step one, now the goal is to fill in the white corners for a whole white side, beginning by turning the cube over so the white cross is on the bottom.
How to solve a Rubik's Cube: Lesson 3
Next up is solving the second layer edges of your Rubik’s Cube. The start to that process is to search for an edge piece in the top layer that doesn’t feature yellow.
How to solve a Rubik's Cube: Lesson 4
The trick here is to create a yellow cross on the top layer. When you get to this stage there are a number of possible situations but getting there has different starting points.
How to solve a Rubik's Cube: Lesson 5
Moving on to step five, the key on this occasion is learning to build the yellow cross to ensure the yellow edges all match up.
How to solve a Rubik's Cube: Lesson 6
This time we will discover how to rearrange the yellow corners so they are all in the right place but not necessarily the right way around.
How to solve a Rubik's Cube: Lesson 7
And finally this is the point of how to orientate the yellow corners in your bid to complete the Rubik’s Cube starting by turning the cube over with yellow at the bottom.