This article describes how to change the following Xbox Live profile settings.
For Xbox Live privacy settings, see Set parental controls for the Xbox 360 console and the Zune Music + Video software.
By default, you do not have to enter credentials or codes to use your Xbox Live profile on your console. Optionally, however, you can create a four-button-sequence “pass code” to help prevent unauthorized use of your profile. For example, you may want to prevent a younger sibling from signing in and playing games by using your gamertag or purchasing premium content by using your profile. For more information on how to set a pass code, see Control access to your Xbox Live account.
Note As an alternative, you can also require Microsoft account password entry to sign in to Xbox Live on your console.
You can modify the following personal information:
Note You can only change the secret question, secret answer, and member name by signing in to your Microsoft account.
To modify your personal information, follow these steps:
For more information about the auto sign-in feature, see Disable the Xbox Live auto sign-in feature.
When you are signed in to your Xbox Live-enabled profile, you can change your "presence" or “online status" information. To do this, follow these steps:
To change your gamer picture, follow these steps:
Note Personal pictures are available only to people on your Friends List.
To change your gamer motto, follow these steps:
To change your gamer zone, follow these steps:
If your gamertag was created for you during Xbox Live sign-up, you can change the gamertag once for free. Additional Xbox Live gamertag changes cost 800 Microsoft Points. For steps and details, see Change your Xbox Live gamertag or Xbox Music tag.
Note The name will be visible to anyone.
Note The bio will be visible to anyone.
Note The location will be visible to anyone.
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