How to Manage User Profiles on an Xbox 360

Introduction

Once you've got your Xbox 360 plugged in and running, your next step is to create a user profile. This will allow you to save your preferences, participate in Xbox Live, store saved game data to the cloud, and more.

? What would you like to do?

  1. Create a new user profile
  2. Change your gamertag or gamerpic on Xbox 360
  3. Set up Kinect sign-in

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Once you've got your Xbox 360 plugged in and running, your next step is to create a user profile. This will allow you to save your preferences, participate in Xbox Live, store saved game data to the cloud, and more.

  1. Navigate to the Social Tab.
  2. Select Sign In or Out.
    Xbox 360 Sign in icon under social tab

  3. Select Create Profile.
    Xbox 360 create profile selection

  4. Enter a Profile Name.
    Xbox 360 profile name field

  5. Choose an Avatar.
    Xbox 360 choose an avatar

  6. You can choose your Avatar's features.
    Xbox 360 avatar options

  7. Use your new Profile to log into Xbox Live.
  1. Navigate to the Social Tab.
  2. Select Sign In or Out.
    Xbox 360 social tab with sign in or out selected

  3. Select your Profile.
    Xbox 360 profile selected

  4. Navigate to Settings.
  5. Select Profile.
    Xbox 360 settings tab with profile selected

  6. Select Edit Profile.
    Xbox 360 profile settings with edit profile selected

  7. Select Gamertag or Gamer Picture if you want to change your picture.
    Xbox 360 edit profile with gamertag selected

  8. Select Enter New Gamertag.
    Xbox 360 change gamertag page

  9. Type in your new Gamertag and select Done.
    Xbox 360 change gamertag field

  10. After you enter or select a new gamertag, select Yes, use this gamertag.
    Xbox 360 yes use this gamertag selection
  1. After you create your profile, you'll be prompted to either Sign me in with Kinect or Sign in manually. To sign in automatically, select Sign me in with Kinect.
    Xbox 360 sign me in with kinect page

  2. Kinect sensor will record your biometrics, such as your facial features and body shape. If there's more than one person in the camera's view, raise your hand to identify yourself.
  3. You can also choose "Sign in manually" if you don't want to use the Kinect.
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