I'm new to Minecraft and have installed it on my daughters tablet.

She logs in with her MS child account.

On the main menu screen, if I tap on Profile I can see her User Name but on the main menu, she always shows as Steve! I am able to update the character's appearance so I know it's saving changes.

I have no idea who Steve is and I don't even know a Steve.

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Is what I'm experiencing correct? Can I change the name Steve?

  • Steve is the male character in Minecraft, the girl's name is Alex. Have you tried going into a world yet? Does the name Steve still show up or is it her username?
    – Robbie
    Jan 10, 2020 at 14:06
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    Also we use the Pocket Edition tag for questions about Minecraft on tablets or on phones. The Minecraft tag is for the Java edition on PC.
    – Robbie
    Jan 10, 2020 at 14:08
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    Ah, thank you for explaining the tags. I will ask her to check, thank you @Robbie Jan 10, 2020 at 14:20
  • The Minecraft tag is for java on PC? Bedrock is Bedrock edition for console. Apr 30, 2021 at 1:08
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    @Big_Chungus no idea - the tag wasn't set by me : gaming.stackexchange.com/posts/362366/revisions Apr 30, 2021 at 13:20

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In order to change this, go to settings, profile, then change the name. If this does not work, download the Xbox app, sign in with your Microsoft account, make a name in the Xbox app, and sign into Minecraft with the Xbox app, yet again on the profile. Hope this helps!

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