How to Change Your Minecraft Username!
How to Change Your Minecraft Username
This wikiHow teaches you how to change the name that your character uses in-game on the computer version of Minecraft. Unfortunately, you cannot change your username in Minecraft PE or console editions, as these versions use your Xbox Live or PlayStation gamertag instead.
Understand the limitations.You cannot change your name if you created the account within the last 30 days, nor can you change your name more than once every 30 days. You also must change your name to a name that hasn't been chosen by someone else at this point. Your name must be longer than 2 characters and can only use underscores, letters, and numbers.
- Changing your in-game username does not change your Minecraft website profile name.
Open the Mojang site.Go to in your browser.
ClickACCOUNT.This tab is in the upper-right side of the page.
ClickLog in.It's in the upper-right side of the page.
- If you're already logged in, skip this step and the next two steps.
Enter your login information.Type your email address and password into the labeled fields on this page.
ClickLog in.It's a green button near the bottom of the page.
Find the "Profile Name" section.It is located near the middle of the page.
ClickChange.It's a link to the right of your current username.
Enter a new profile name.In the text field near the top of the page, type in the username that you want to use.
ClickCheck availability.It's a grey button to the right of the profile name text field. This will check your username to see if it's already taken; if not, you'll see a green "username is available" message appear.
- If the username is already taken, you'll see a red "username is in use" message appear. If so, try a different username, or try spelling your selected username differently, and then clickCheck availabilityagain.
Enter your password.In the "Password" text field near the bottom of the page, type in the password that you use to log into your Minecraft account.
ClickChange name.It's at the bottom of the page. Doing so will change your current username to your new username immediately; you should see this change reflected the next time that you log into Minecraft on your Windows or Mac computer.
- After a successful name change, you won't be able to change your name for another 30 days.
- Your old username will be available for 7 days, meaning that you'll have a week to change your new username back to your old one if you decide to do so.
QuestionWhat do I do if I changed my name and now I can't get into servers?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAfter you change your name, open the launcher, click on Switch User, re-log into your account and you will be able access servers again.Thanks!
QuestionWhy is there a 30-day wait?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThey actually tell you here in the article, "In an effort to keep users from changing their names constantly, Mojang enforces a mandatory 30 day waiting period between name changes. This means that once you change your name, you'll have to wait at least 30 days before you can do it again."Thanks!
QuestionWhat is the most popular server for Minecraft?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIn general, due to game/server size, most people would say Hypixel, followed by Mineplex. Third in line, yet by far the most friendly and less laggy, is The HiveMC.Thanks!
QuestionWhen I try to log in to a server after I've changed my name, the system says, "Not authenticated with Minecraft.net." What do I do?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt does that sometimes. Just log out of your account and log back in. That should fix the problem.Thanks!
QuestionHow long does it take for the change to show up on my Mojang account?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt should show up immediately after you change your name and re-open the Minecraft Launcher. Contact Mojang Customer Support if you have problems with it.Thanks!
QuestionIs my username case sensitive?Top AnswererNo, your username isn't case sensitive: "Banana Head" will work just like "banana head".Thanks!
QuestionI have changed my name, and now when I try to log into any server it gives me an error message. How do I fix it?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerClose the game, go to the launcher (the grass block app), click Switch User, log out and log back in again. You should be able to join servers now!Thanks!
QuestionWhat is the longest that a name can be?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerA Minecraft username is required to be 3 to 16 characters, so 16 characters is the maximum length.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I change my Minecraft username within the 30 days?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerFollow the instructions listed in the article above.Thanks!
QuestionAfter I've changed my name, why do I see an error when trying to connect to a server?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerClick on your first name in the top right of the launcher and press "Switch account." Afterwards, try logging in again.Thanks!
Why can't I join a server right after changing my username?
Will I have to wait to attempt making a username change if I have already failed too many attempts?
- If you change your gamertag, your Minecraft PE and/or console edition(s) will reflect the change. Keep in mind that you can only change your gamertag a handful of times, and you may have to pay to do so.
- Changing your name shouldn't affect your whitelist/OP status.
- Changing your username won't let you get around server bans.
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