Change your gamertag on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 console

Overview

Within 30 days of creating your gamertag, you can change it once for free. To do this, sign in to your account at live.xbox.com, click View my profile, click EDIT MY PROFILE and then click Change gamertag.

If it’s more than 30 days since you created your gamertag, you’ll have to change your gamertag on your Xbox console, and there will be a charge. To do this, follow the steps on this page.

Solutions

Change your gamertag on Xbox One

Note Xbox One may not be available in all locales.

  1. On your Xbox One Wireless Controller, press the Xbox button to return to Home.
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  1. On the Home screen, select your profile.
  2. Select My profile.
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  1. Select Set gamertag.
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  1. Select an available gamertag or select Make my own to create your own gamertag.
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  1. When you’re finished, click Sounds good.
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  1. Once you see your gamertag, select Close.
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After you confirm your new gamertag, the change is reflected across Xbox LIVE and the payment option associated with your Xbox LIVE account is charged. You don’t need to tell your friends that you've changed your gamertag — their Friends lists will be updated automatically.

Change your gamertag on Xbox 360

  1. On your Xbox 360 console, go to social, and then select Sign In or Out.
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  1. Select your profile to sign in.
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  1. Scroll right to settings and select Profile.
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  1. Select Edit Profile.
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  1. Select Gamertag.
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  1. Select Enter New Gamertag.
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  1. Type a new gamertag (up to 15 characters), and then select Done.
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    If the gamertag you entered is already taken, you'll be prompted to try another gamertag.

  1. After you enter or select a new gamertag, select Yes, use this gamertag.
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After you confirm your new gamertag, the change is reflected across Xbox LIVE and the payment option associated with your Xbox LIVE account is charged. You don’t need to tell your friends that you've changed your gamertag — their Friends lists will be updated automatically.

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