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How to change name on Minecraft

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How to change name on Minecraft: After reading my guide on how to play Minecraft , you decided to buy the game and in a short time it became one of your favorite video games. Taken from the initial euphoria and the rush to start collecting materials and building buildings, you gave little importance to the name to use on Minecraft and you entered the first thing that came to your mind at that time. Now, however, you would like to use a new nickname and would like to know if it is possible to change the name entered initially. Did I guess? Well, then let me show you how to do it.

With today’s guide, I will show you how to change your name on Minecraft by explaining the detailed procedure for obtaining a new nickname with immediate effect. You will also find suggestions and indications on how to choose a new name, thus avoiding to run into errors that you could not remedy before 30 days. In addition, if you have an old Minecraft account, you will also find all the information necessary to migrate and get the new login credentials.

Courage, let’s get down to business! Make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time to devote to reading the next paragraphs and I am sure you will be able to quickly understand how to get a new name on Minecraft and start playing your favorite title immediately. Happy reading and, above all, have fun!

How to choose a name on Minecraft

Before going into the details of this guide and knowing the procedure for changing the name on Minecraft , let me give you some tips and guidelines to better choose the new name to use in the game.

First of all, you must know that on Minecraft it is no longer allowed to create names that contain less than 3 characters: consequently, your new nickname must obligatorily contain a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 16 characters . You can use all the letters of the alphabet (lowercase or uppercase) and numbers , but spaces and special characters are not allowed except for the underscore ” _ “.

Furthermore, you cannot use a name already occupied by other users: if the nickname you have chosen is not available, you will be forced to choose another one or apply a small change such as adding a number. Once the name change has been applied, to change it again you will have to wait 30 days , while the old name will remain “blocked” for 37 days : this means that if you have an afterthought, you will first have to wait 30 days to change the name again, after which you will have 7 days to decide to take back the old name before it is made available and is occupied by other users.

If you have little imagination and don’t know which name to use on Minecraft, you can connect to the NameMC site and take a cue from the names used by other users. On this platform (not affiliated with Mojang), you can view the skins of the moment and search for Minecraft users by name or UUID (Universally Unique Identifier). Furthermore, by pressing on the Names item in the menu at the top you can view the Recent names with the list of recently changed names and the Names available soon with the list of nicknames that are about to be available again.

Change your name on Minecraft

After having clarified some useful aspects for choosing the name, let’s see now how to put these tips into practice. Changing your name on Minecraft is a simple and free operation that takes a few minutes of time.

To change your name, you need to log in to your Mojang account via the Swedish manufacturer’s website. Then connect to the mojang.com website  and click on the Account item in the upper right corner , then press the Login option located at the top, enter your login details in the Email and Password fields and click on the green Login button to access the your account.

If you don’t remember your login data, you can start the recovery procedure by pressing Forgot password . In the next screen, enter the email address associated with your Mojang account in the Email field and click the Request password reset button : in a few moments you will receive an email containing a link to visit within 48 hours and which starts the procedure to set up a new one password. Then enter the new password in the Password and Repeat password fields and click the Reset password button to confirm.

If instead you no longer have access to the email associated with your Mojang account, after pressing on the Forgot Password item , click on the Request to change it option and enter the old email in the Current email address field and the new email in the New email field . address , then presses the Request email change button to send your email change request. If it is accepted, you will receive confirmation by email to the new address indicated above.

After logging in on the Mojang website, in the My account screen  you will find the My Games section with all the Mojang games you have purchased and for which you can view the items:  Game with the name of the game; Since with the date of purchase; Profile name with the name used to play and Download to download the purchased video game.

Then locate Minecraft in the list of your Mojang games and click on the Change button for your game name located under the Profile name . In the next screen, type your new name (following the instructions in the previous paragraph) in the New profile name field and click the Check availability button to check its availability: if the green writing Profile name is available appears, you can use the name entered, in if not, insert another one and repeat the procedure. To confirm the change, enter your account password in the Password field and press the Change and Yes buttons .

The change takes effect immediately and it is recommended to exit the game and restart it by logging in again. Then start the Minecraft launcher, press on your name at the top and click on the Exit option , then enter your login information in the Email address or username and Password fields and click the Login button . However, in some cases Minecraft servers may take a few hours to show the new nickname.

How to migrate an account on Mojang

If you have an old Minecraft account and cannot change your name, you must first migrate from the Minecraft account to the Mojang account . The manufacturer of the game, in fact, has introduced the possibility of authenticating itself to all its titles through a single account, thus making migration necessary.

To get a Mojang account, connect to the account.mojang.com/migrate site  and enter your Minecraft credentials in the Email , Username and Password fields , then in the Details for your new Mojang account section , type your data in the Email and Date fields of birth , place a check mark to accept the terms of service and click the Migrate account button .

Wait a few seconds for the migration to complete and press the Login to your new account item to log in to your Mojang account and proceed with changing the name, following the procedure described above.

In case of problems

If you have changed your name on Minecraft for several days but have not yet seen your new nickname, you must contact Mojang support through the official channels, which unfortunately are not yet available in Italian, but only in English, Portuguese and Swedish.

If the language is not a problem for you, connect to the help.mojang.com site   and you will find a list of questions and answers divided into sections. For example, if you are experiencing issues related to your Mojang account or your Minecraft account, scroll down the page and click on the entries Mojang Account or Minecraft Accounts . Alternatively, type your question in the search bar at the top and click on the magnifying glass icon to start the search.

If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, you can submit your question via the contact section. Scroll down the page and click on the Contact option present in the footer of the Mojang support site, then enter the data in the fields Your name , Your email , Subject and write your message in the Message field , then press the Choose file button to attach any files, put the check mark next to the item I’m not a robot and click the Send email button to send the message. Alternatively, you can contact Mojang support via the Mojang Support Twitter profile .