How to Change Xbox Gamertag [Possible Ways]

Xbox is a famous online video game service provider and is operated by Microsoft Corporation. Each Xbox user needs a Gamertag to play games online and share the game titles with other Xbox users. Xbox Gamertag is an identity or your alter self for your account. With the Gamertag, the users can easily find or recognize you easily. Every Gamertag will be unique, and it represents a username for Xbox accounts. If you don’t like your Xbox Gamertag, you can change it easily. For the first time, you can create your free Gamertag. Unfortunately, you will be charged for changing your Gamertag the second time and the charges may vary based on location. Gamertag can be changed by using one of the following methods.

  1. On a Web Browser
  2. On an Xbox Console
  3. On an Xbox App

How to Change Xbox Gamertag on a Web Browser

You can use any of the following web browsers to change the Gamertag.

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Firefox

#1. On your web browser, go to

#2. Sign in to your account using the Xbox login credentials.

Sign in to your account using the Xbox login credentials to change the Gamertag

#3. Tap on your Gamertag at the top right corner of the screen.

#4. Select Xbox Profile from the drop-down menu.

#5. Tap Customise button on your profile information page.

#6. Next to your Gamertag, tap the Edit icon.

#7. Enter your new Gamertag and click Check availability.

Enter your new Gamertag and click Check availability to change Xbox Gamertag

#8. Once your Gamertag is available, your new Gamertag will be updated, and then tap Next.

#9. Now, enter the billing information and tap the Claim It option to save the changes.

#10. Now, your Xbox Gamertag is changed successfully. Log out from your account and then Sign-in back into your account.

How to Change the Gamertag on Console

You have a direct option to change your Xbox Gamertag on your Xbox Console. You can use the steps below on

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 360 Consoles
  • Xbox Series X or S

[1]. Turn on your Xbox box console and log in to your Xbox account.

[2]. Tap the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide.

[3]. Click on your Avatar to select the account.

[4]. Choose your Gamertag.

[5]. Navigate to the My Profile option.

[6]. Choose Customise Profile.

[7]. Tap on the Gamertag that you want to change.

[8]. Enter the new Gamertag and click the Check Availability button at the bottom.

[9]. After updating your new Gamertag, tap the Next button.

[10]. Enter the billing details and tap Claim It.

[11]. Sign out from the account and log in again to your account to check whether your new Gamertag is updated or not.

How to Change your Xbox Gamertag on Xbox App

You can directly install the Xbox app from the Microsoft App Store, Google Play Store, or Apple App Store. If you really need to change your Xbox Gamertag, follow the step-by-step guidelines given below.

1). Launch the Xbox app on your device.

2). Sign in to your account using Xbox log-in credentials.

3). Tap on your Avatar or Gamertag at the top left corner of the page.

4). Choose the Settings option from the drop-down menu.

5). Tap the CHANGE GAMERTAG button next to your current Gamertag.

6). Enter your new Gamertag and tap the Check Availablity button.

7). Tap Next if your Gamertag is changed.

8). Enter the payment details and tap Claim It to confirm.

9). Sign out of the account and Sign-in back to your Xbox account.

You can use this method if you have an Android mobile, iPhone or iPad, and Windows 10 PCs. Then, after changing the Gamertag, you can download many famous games like Grand Theft Auto, The Witcher 3, FIFA 22, Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Crees, Mad Max, Battlefield, Rush, Shadow war, Gears of wars, and more, and play it on your Consoles, PCs, Smartphones and also in HD Smart TVs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to change the email address on the Xbox account

1. Log in to your account.
2. Go to Xbox profile >> Account.
3. Choose Edit account info.
4. Click Add email under the Account alias section.
5. Enter the new email address and tap Add alias.
6. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the process.

How to change the subscription plan on the Xbox account?

1. Press the Xbox button on your Xbox controller.
2. Select Profile & system option.
3. Choose Add or Switch to change the subscription plan.
4. If you select the Switch option, select another profile.
If you have selected Add option, select the subscription plan and confirm it to save the changes.

How to change Xbox Gamertag for free?

You can change the Gamertag for free if you are changing it for the first time only.

How to change Xbox Gamertag on iPhone?

You can change Xbox Gamertag on your iPhone using Xbox app.

How much does it cost to change Xbox Gamertag?

You can change the Gamertag at the cost of $9.99/£7.99.