How To Change Your Minecraft Name

The Minecraft video game which was developed by Markus Persson, a Swedish game developer has been very famous among its users. We often like to change our name in social media sites, so goes the same for Minecraft username.

For some, the Minecraft username generator automatically generates the name for the user. Though Minecraft places some restrictions while you change your username. Once you create a username for your Minecraft make sure you are satisfied with it.

The users in the Minecraft game can limit the change to their username, only once within 30 days. You cannot do so if you have created a new account or registration and it has not been 30 days, as it is against the game policy. It disables the change username feature.

How To Change Your Minecraft Name

Note: When you change your name in Minecraft, your website profile name does not change it remains the same.

Minimum Requirement for Changing the Username

1. It should consist of 3-16 characters (alphabets both in the upper case and lower case are allowed and numbers 0-9 is acceptable).

2. There should be no space.

3. The only special character allowed is underscored (_).

How To Change Your Minecraft Name

Step 1: Browse for and sign in your details to go to the Mojang account, it allows you to change your username for free.

Step 2: Further at the upper right corner of the page you need to go and click to ‘Account’.

Step 3: Enter your login details in the boxes below, that is your email address and a password, and click on the login button, which is present at the bottom of the page.

Step 4: After logging in, under the heading ‘my games’ you will see subheads ‘game’, ‘since’, ‘profile name’, and ‘download game’. Click on ‘profile name’ which is present in the middle of the page.

Step 5: After clicking the ‘profile name’ your username appears, besides which you will see ‘(change)’ is written click on it.

Step 6: Further you will be redirected to a page that has a heading ‘rename profile’. Enter your new desired username in the box given below, make sure it is not the same as any other username in use.

Step 7: After entering the username click on ‘check availability’ which is present beside the new username you have entered. If the username you have entered is in use it will show a pop-up message saying “username is in use” and the box turns red. Try coming up with another name or spelling your name differently, which is not in use by the other users.

Step 8: If the username you have entered is not the same as any other username in use, then follow the next Step. Enter the password which is in use, in the box present below the e-mail address for verification.

Step 9: At the bottom of the page, click on the button ‘change name’. That’s it, your name will be updated immediately. You will be able to note the difference, next time you log in to your Minecraft account.

Note: Your older username is held for 37 days. It means an extra week before it becomes available to other users for use. You can retrieve the previous username within 7 days. It is present in case you change your mind, consider the change as a mistake, and want to go back to the older username.

Following the above steps will definitely help you solve your problem. You need to know your limitations well and a unique username is a must.


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