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How to change your Xbox Live gamertag on Xbox 360 or Xbox One

Overview

You can easily change your Xbox Live gamertag. If your gamertag was created for you during your initial Xbox Live sign-up (meaning, you did not choose your gamertag), you can change the gamertag one time for free. Additional Xbox Live gamertag changes cost extra.

To use the free change to your auto-generated gamertag. Sign in to your account at live.xbox.com, click View my profile, click EDIT MY PROFILE, and then click Change gamertag.

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. At the top of the Home screen, next to Sign in, select your profile.
  2. If you're not already signed in, select Choose this person to sign in.
  3. Press the Menu button, then select Settings.
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  1. Select About me.
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  1. Select Customize profile, then select Change 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, select Enter, then select Sounds good.
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  1. Once you see your gamertag, select Close.

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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