For various reasons, you would want to change your Gamertag. One, it was automatically assigned to you when you had signed up for the first time. But, that is also a luxury to see. Because Xbox doesn’t allow you to change it for free. There is one good thing though, you are allowed once. Here, in this article, we will discuss the steps in brief and to the point.

  1. Get Hold of the Support Center

Always start with Microsoft’s own support center and see if they have something for you. Fortunately, in this issue, they have their “How to” official article for you to have a look at.

  • According to them, you can easily change your Xbox Gamertag once (only if that was assigned to you) for free.
  • Any additional Xbox Gamertag changes will cost you money.
  • If you had created your own Gamertag during sign up (and was not assigned to you), then you have to pay.
  • The fee depends on the region and the currency of your place.
  1. Microsoft Holds Rights

It must be noted that you simply cannot create Gamertags as you wish, and Microsoft has the right to disallow your change, even if you pay for it or doing it for the first time.

  • If any Gamertag is found to be harmful or inappropriate, Microsoft wouldn’t allow it.
  • If you change it using the Gamertag tool, and it is found harmful, Microsoft will automatically change it without warning.
  • Microsoft recommends you to carefully read on why they change or remove Gamertags on their Xbox safety website.
  1. Changing via a Web Browser

Now, that everything is set and you wish to make the change, either free or not, you can do so via a web browser.

  • Go to the page from your browser, put it on the address bar.
  • Find “Change Gamertag” option there; remember you have to sign in using the associated email and password you made an account with.
  • Enter a new “Gamertag” and click on “Check availability”.
  • If it is available, you can on “Claim it”.
  1. Changing via Xbox Once Console

Now, you don’t necessarily have to log into your computer and go about doing this. You can do so from your Xbox One too. This is easy for frequent players. However, it must be noted that this option may not be available at all locales.

  • You have to do it physically on the console.
  • You have to navigate to your profile.
  • There you will be allowed to make the edit.
  1. The Rule for Xbox One

On this console, you have to follow the below steps strictly. These steps are also taken from Microsoft’s official support site  there is little difference between Xbox One and 360.

  • On an Xbox one, you press the Xbox button, that sphere logo with “X”.
  • Select your gamerpic on the upper-left corner, and then press on “A” button on your controller. Now, go to “My profile”, “Customize profile”, and select your Gamertag.
  • You shall be suggested some, instead, you click on “Make my own” and go ahead with it.
  • To confirm, you have to click on “Claim it”, and “Sound good”, finally “Close”.
  1. The Rule for Xbox 360

On an Xbox 360, the steps are very similar though. The steps are different at the beginning where you have to sign out and then sign in.

  • You have to go to “Social”, and select Sign in or Sign out.
  • Select your profile to sign in, and go to the Settings, which will be on the extreme right.
  • Select “Profile”, and then select “Edit profile”.
  • Now, click on “Gamertag” and then “Enter new Gamertag”.
  • After entering one, not more than 15 characters, select “Done”.
  • You will be prompted to change if it is already taken, finally select on “Yes, use this Gamertag”.
  1. The Rule for Xbox App on Windows 10

Yes, if you were wondering this change can be done via the app too on your Windows 10 machine.

  • You just have to sign in using your credentials.
  • Then follow the same steps as with “browser” above.


  • Always note that you are allowed to change for free if it was assigned to you.

There are several ways to change your Gamertag, provided availability.

How much does it cost to change your Xbox gamertag?

You can change your gamertag on an Xbox One once for free — here’s how to do it. You can change your gamertag on an Xbox One just by editing your user profile. You can change your gamertag for free, but only once — after that, you’ll need to pay $9.99 for each subsequent name change.

How do you change your gamertag on Xbox one for free?

How do I change my Xbox Gamertag not name?

Select Your info. Select Edit name to change the name on your account.

Why do I have to pay to change my gamertag on Xbox one?

Every profile takes up server space,which costs money. If gamertag changes were free then nearly everyone would just be changing their tags willy nilly. Xbox live would be littered with gamertags beginning & ending in xxxx or zzzz because a lot of people have no imagination.

Is changing your Gamertag free now?

Your Xbox gamertag is created for you the first time you sign in. If you don’t like it, you can change it once for free.

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How do I change my age on Xbox?

How do you take off age restrictions on Xbox one?

Press the Xbox button to open the guide, and then go to System > Settings > Account > Family settings. Select Manage family members, and then select the child account you want to update. Under Access to content, choose the desired age-level restriction.

What is the age limit for Xbox?

That way you can change kids’ settings and keep an eye on their online activity. If the date of birth on a Microsoft account shows that someone is under 18 years old, Xbox is required to request parental consent to use Xbox Live.

Why can’t I change my Xbox picture?

The possible reason for you being unable to change your gamer picture is because a violation on the Xbox Live Code of Conduct. If a player violates the Microsoft Services Agreement or Code of Conduct and receives a suspension, the Xbox Live Policy & Enforcement Team is committed to ensuring the player understands why.

How do you add custom Gamerpics to Xbox?

Go to Profile & system, select your profile, then select My profile. Select Customize profile > Change gamerpic. Select Upload a customized image and choose one to use from your connected device or OneDrive.

Why can’t I change my Xbox Gamerpic 2021?

Microsoft have disabled the custom gamer pics due to record numbers of people trying to upload, its only temporary, Microsoft are working on improvements for moderating the platform.

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Can I change my Xbox background from the Xbox app?

Once you have downloaded the app, launch it from Games & Apps under the Apps tab. Theme My Xbox features dozens of wallpapers and themes, and you can navigate using the joystick and the shoulder bumper buttons. Once you have found a wallpaper you like, Press A to set it as your background.