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Change my gamertag

A gamertag is like your nickname on Xbox LIVE. It's unique to you, and it's what other people see when they interact with you.

Your gamertag on your phone is associated with the Windows Live ID you used when you first sign in on your phone. So, if you're already an Xbox LIVE subscriber, you'll want to be sure to use the Live ID associated with your gamertag. For more information, see Find the Windows Live ID I used to create my gamertag and Which Windows Live ID should I use?

If you've already signed in with a Windows Live ID on your phone, but you want to change it, see Change a Windows Live ID FAQ.

To change your gamertag

If you have a gold Xbox LIVE subscription, you can change your gamertag for 800 Microsoft Points.

  • You can change your gamertag from one of two places:

    • From your Xbox console � If you have an Xbox LIVE account, you can find out how to change your Xbox LIVE gamertag for 800 Microsoft Points.
    • Through Windows Live on your PC � If you have a Games for Windows - LIVE account, you can learn to change your gamertag in Games for Windows - LIVE.


  • Not sure what your gamertag is? In the Games Hub on your phone, flick to your Xbox LIVE profile�your gamertag will appear just above your name.
  • After you sign in with your Windows Live ID on your phone, you'll need to activate your Xbox LIVE account. Go to the Games hub, then tap I already have an Xbox LIVE account and follow the instructions.

To change the Windows Live ID associated with your Xbox LIVE gamertag

  1. On your Xbox 360 console, sign in using your Xbox LIVE gamertag.

  2. Go to Settings, and then select Account.

  3. On the Account Management screen, go to Your Information, and then select Windows Live ID.

  4. Select Change Windows Live ID and follow the instructions to enter your phone Windows Live ID for your Xbox LIVE account. (This change may take up to 8 hours to show up on your phone.)


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