You might be wondering how to change the name of the character that you use in the game, which is played on the computer version of Minecraft. The first thing that you need to know is that you cannot change your name or better to say username in the Minecraft PE or the console edition.
The reason behind it is that they make use of the Xbox live or the PlayStation Gamertag.
Mentioned below are the steps you need to follow in order to change Minecraft name or username.
Complete Guide to change Minecraft Username and Name
Before changing your username, you also need to understand the limitation of getting your name changed. That is if you have not spent at least thirty days of the creation of an account, then you are eligible to change your name.
In addition, you can change your username only after thirty days of the previous name change. Most importantly, you also need to select only the unique user name for your account.
Then the next thing that you need to do is open the Mojang site on your web browser. You can simply type the link www.mojang.com, and it will help you to open that particular page.
As soon as the Mojang website opens, you will find the page will have five sections at the top of the page. From there you need to click on the Account option, and it will redirect you to the Account page.
Here, you need to look for the Log in option which will usually be present on the top right side of the page. There you need to enter your credentials like the email and password. Moreover, if you do not have an account, then you can also open a new account by clicking on the option, register a new Mojang account.
In addition, if you are already logged in, then you do not need to repeat this step.
Even if you want to redeem a gift code or a prepaid card, then also you will have to enter your email address along with the registered password. You can find these two fields, and you need to make sure that you enter the information in the correct field.
No sooner you enter your details, you need to click on the Log in button. Generally, you will find the Log in button is green in color and it will be present at the bottom of your page. Once, you complete this step, means that you have successfully logged in.
Now, the main steps begin that will be associated with the change of your username. You need to look for the section, which says “Profile Name”. Moreover, you will find that this section will be located in almost the middle of the page.
After clicking on the profile name section, you will find a button which says “change”, this means that after clicking on the button, you will be redirected to the rename page link. You can find this change button right next to your current username.
On selection of the change link, you will be redirected to the renamed profile where you can change your profile name. Here you will also be able to see your present username, but you can only change your name if you have not done so in the past thirty days. You will be able to see a section, which says add a new profile name.
You will have to add a new profile name, but before you can confirm the same, you also need to look for the availability of the username. You can check the availability of the username by click on the “check availability” button, which exists just next to the new username field.
After clicking on this button, you will find a message will appear which says, whether the username you are trying to enter is taken or not. If the username you are trying to enter is taken by someone, then you need to enter a new username and again repeat this step.
If you find a unique username, then the next thing, which you need to do, is enter the password, which you need to log in to your Minecraft account.
After you have successfully entered the password the next thing that you need to do is select on the button, which says “change name”. This button exists on the bottom of the page and clicking on this button will make sure that the name is changed and is reflected in your Minecraft account.
Apart from the points mentioned above, you must keep one thing in your mind that your new name must be longer than two characters and those characters should only be letters, underscores, and the numbers.