When I launch minecraft if I change my name from the launcher, when I go in game my name is not changed.

I've tried exiting out of minecraft and the launcher but it hasn't reset my name.


3 Answers 3


Clicking the edit profile button and changing that name is not the real name.

To change your username:

  • Log in to http://account.mojang.com.

  • Click Change, next to your Minecraft name.

  • Enter a new name and enter your password.

  • Click the Change Name button to confirm.

Your username has been changed.

Now wait a couple minutes (up to 15) and logout and log back into the launcher again.

  • ok ill try that
    – LyricsBot
    Aug 6, 2016 at 15:00
  • it did not work
    – LyricsBot
    Aug 6, 2016 at 15:07
  • How are you changing your name? Changing your "profile" name isn't the same.
    – user140963
    Aug 6, 2016 at 17:37
  • @maxdude2074 updated, please try again.
    – user140963
    Aug 6, 2016 at 17:42
  • oh sorry do you know when you click the icon and then in the bottom left of the tab i press edit profile then i change the profile name
    – LyricsBot
    Aug 6, 2016 at 19:35

You are correct in that Minecraft does not accept the username -=maxdude2074=-. Minecraft usernames can only contain letters and numbers. Therefore, unless you have an alphanumerical replacement for -= and =-, I suggest not worrying about username changes at present, as there is a cooldown for name changes.

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    If the question is "why can't I change my name to -=maxdude 2074=-" then "because the name contains disallowed characters" is a perfectly fine answer.
    – badp
    Aug 7, 2016 at 14:48

You cannot change you name unless you get a new account as far as i know

  • You can actually, this is wrong. My username in MC used to be "brikerw", now it's easterlyirk.
    – user140963
    Aug 6, 2016 at 17:38
  • no you can change your name without making a new account i just dont know how to
    – LyricsBot
    Aug 6, 2016 at 19:36

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