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How to change Xbox 360 profile settings

This article describes the Xbox Live profile settings you can change on the Xbox 360 console. To change these settings, go to Profile, select Settings, then select Edit Profile.

Profile Settings

Gamertag

If your gamertag was created for you during Xbox Live sign-up, you can change the gamertag once for free. There is a charge for additional Xbox Live gamertag changes. For steps and details, see How to change your Xbox Live gamertag on Xbox 360 or Xbox One.

Gamer Picture

To change your gamer picture, follow these steps:

  1. On the Edit Profile menu, select Gamer Picture.
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Change Gamer Picture: This option presents preset gamer pictures that are stored on the console.
    • Change Personal Picture: This option lets you set a personal picture that only people on your Friends List can see.
    • Download Gamer Pictures: This option opens the Xbox Live Games Store, where you can download more pictures.
    • Take Personal Picture: If you have an Xbox Live Vision Camera connected to your Xbox 360 Console, you can use this option to take a personal picture and use it in your gamer profile. For more information, see Set up and use the Xbox Live Vision camera.
      Note Personal pictures are available only to people on your Friends List.
  3. Select the gamer picture that you want, and then press the A button.

Gamer Zone

To change your gamer zone, follow these steps:

  1. On the Edit Profile menu, select Gamer zone.
  2. Select the Xbox Live gamer zone that you want from the following list:
    • Recreation
    • Pro
    • Family
    • Underground

Motto

To create or change your gamer motto, follow these steps:

  1. On the Edit Profile menu, select Gamer Motto.
  2. Use the keyboard on the screen or the optional USB keyboard to create a motto for the first time or to change your motto, then select Done.

Avatar

To change your avatar, follow these steps:

  1. On the Edit Profile menu, select Avatar.
    • Select Change my features to change your avatar's hairstyle, body size or facial features.
    • Select Change my style to change your avatar's clothing, accessories or props.
    • Select Avatar Store to enter the Avatar Marketplace, where you can buy speciality clothing, accessories and props for your avatar. For information about wearing our using an item from the Avatar Store, see Wear or use an avatar item that you have purchased.
  2. When you're done, select Save and Exit.

Name

To change your name, follow these steps:

  1. On the Edit Profile menu, select Name.
  2. Use the keyboard on the screen to change your name, then select Done.
    Note This profile option is t available for child accounts.

Location

To change your gamer location, follow these steps:

  1. On the Edit Profile menu, select Location.
  2. Use the keyboard on the screen to change your location, then select Done.
Note This profile option is not available for child accounts.

Bio

To change your gamer bio, follow these steps:

  1. On the Edit Profile menu, select Bio.
  2. Use the keyboard on the screen to change your location, then select Done.
Note This profile option is not available for child accounts.

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