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How to turn an offline profile into a gamertag

Overview

To convert your offline profile into a gamertag, make sure that you have a Microsoft account available that is not currently associated with another gamertag. If you do not currently have a Microsoft account, you can find out how to create one on the Manage your Microsoft account page.

Turn your offline profile into a gamertag

  1. Sign in to the profile that you want to convert from an offline profile to a gamertag.
  2. Go to Settings, then select Profile.
  3. Select Join Xbox Live.
  4. Enter your first name.
  5. Enter your Microsoft account.
  6. Enter your Microsoft account password.
  7. Verify the information on the screen.
  8. Verify the current privacy settings.
  9. Review the Terms of Use.

When you complete the steps, you will be assigned a gamertag. You can change it once for free by following steps on the How to change your Xbox Live gamertag page.

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