How To Solve The 2x2 Rubik's Cube

This is an easy 2x2 Rubik's Cube tutorial, where you don't need to learn move notation or long algorithms.

With some practice, you should easily be able to solve the cube in under 1 minute. If you want to get even faster, you should learn How to do Finger Tricks and Advanced 2x2 Methods.

Below are the steps from the video, for reference.

Example Solve

You can also watch the beginner method example solve in case anything is unclear.

If you have any further questions, you can go to the video and leave a comment, which I try my best to answer.

Step 2. Correctly Position Yellow Pieces

Count how many pieces are in the correct position.

• If 0 pieces are correct, turn the top layer to get at least 1 correct.
• If 1 piece is correct, hold it in the front/right.
• If 2 pieces are correct (next to each other), turn the top layer so that only 1 is correct.
• If 2 pieces are correct (across/diagonal from each other), hold any piece in the front/right.
• If all 4 pieces are correct, you are done this step!

How to memorize this algorithm:

• Turn the top with your right hand, then turn the right side up
• Turn the top with your left hand, then turn the left side up
• Repeat, but go down instead of up

Step 3. Solve the Cube!

Common mistakes:

• Turning the whole cube to get the next piece to the bottom/right. Make sure you turn only the bottom layer.
• Not finishing the 4-moves because the piece is solved after 3 moves. Make sure you always finish the 4-moves.

Next Steps

Congrats on solving the 2x2 Rubik's Cube!

If you want to get faster, you should learn How to do Finger Tricks and Advanced 2x2 Methods, such as the tutorial video here.

Good luck!