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How to Migrate Your Mojang Account to a Microsoft Account

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With the migration from Mojang accounts to Microsoft accounts, we know it may be difficult to navigate the migration process. We have created multiple guides depending on your account type and needs. This article is lengthy so first let's break down what is in each section. Click below to jump to the section relevant to your situation.

WARNING: ONCE YOU MIGRATE YOUR ACCOUNT THIS ACTION CAN NOT BE UNDONE. ENSURE YOU ARE MIGRATING TO THE CORRECT MICROSOFT ACCOUNT BEFORE COMPLETING THE MIGRATION.

If you are underage and require parental consent or you are a parent/guardian helping your child migrate their account, see How to Migrate Your Child’s Mojang Account to a Microsoft Account (Instructions for Parent/Guardian) 

 

How to Migrate your Mojang Account to a Microsoft Account (No Parental Consent Needed)

To view this guide without the images, click here.

If you have encountered an issue or have a question about the migration process, see Microsoft Account Migration Issues and FAQ.

If you believe someone may have migrated your account without you knowing, click here.

 

 

 

Migrating to a New Microsoft Account

If you do not currently have a Microsoft account, please follow the steps below to create one, and successfully migrate your Mojang account.

  1. Login to minecraft.net with your Mojang account and find the prompt IT’S YOUR TURN TO MOVE! on your profile page and click MOVE MY ACCOUNT. The launcher message about migration will also redirect you to the profile page.
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  2. You will need to verify your email by receiving a code to the email currently on your Mojang account. Click GET CODE and check your email for the confirmation code.
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  3. Enter the code in the box shown and click SUBMIT AND START MIGRATION.
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  4. You will be prompted to create a new Microsoft account and password. Please note that you will be unable to use a work or school email address.
    1. If you already have an active Microsoft account that you would like to use, click Use another account and skip below to the “Existing Microsoft Account” section of this article.
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  5. You will then see a screen asking you to confirm your country and date of birth. This information will be prefilled from your Mojang account.
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  6. The next step will ask you to create your Xbox profile and Gamertag.
    1. Please keep in mind that your Microsoft Gamertag and your Minecraft username are independent of each other, and additional information can be found here. Your Minecraft username will transfer over automatically.
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  7. You will be taken to a final screen which will prompt you to COMPLETE MOVE and provide you with a few additional details. You will also see a link allowing you to go back and create or choose a different Microsoft account at this time.
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  8. Once you have confirmed you want to complete the move, that’s all there is to it! Your Minecraft account will have been migrated to your new Microsoft account, and you will see the following confirmation message.
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  9. When you restart the launcher for the first time after migration, you may be taken to the Mojang login screen, or a screen still asking you to migrate. Please use the 'Go Back' button OR the 'X' (depending on which of the below screens you see) to get back to the login selection screen. You will then select 'Microsoft Login' to enter your new credentials.
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Migrating to an Existing Microsoft Account

If you already have an active Microsoft account, please follow these steps to migrate your Mojang account.

  1. Login to minecraft.net with your Mojang account and find the prompt IT’S YOUR TURN TO MOVE! on your profile page and click MOVE MY ACCOUNT. The launcher message about migration will also redirect you to the profile page.
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  2. You will need to verify your email by receiving a code to the email currently on your Mojang account. Click GET CODE and check your email for the confirmation code.
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  3. Enter the code in the box shown and click SUBMIT AND START MIGRATION.
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  4. You will see a screen that allows you to use an existing Microsoft account.
    1. If you use the same email address for your Microsoft account that is on your Mojang account, this will be automatically populated and available to select. If not, or if you wish to link to a different Microsoft account, please choose the option to Use another account.
    2. If you do not have an existing Microsoft account, please return to the steps in the "New Microsoft Account" section of this page in order to complete the migration.
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  5. You will be prompted to enter your Microsoft account password and confirm your existing Gamertag/profile.
    1. Please keep in mind that your Microsoft Gamertag and your Minecraft username will be independent of each other, and additional information can be found here. Your Minecraft username will transfer over automatically, and your Gamertag will remain unchanged.
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  6. A final screen will ask you to COMPLETE MOVE and provide you with a few extra details. You will also see a link allowing you to go back and choose a different Microsoft account at this time if you’ve accidentally used the incorrect account.
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  7. After you have confirmed the move, that’s all there is to it! Your Minecraft account will have been migrated to your existing Microsoft account, and you will see a confirmation message.
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  8. When you restart the launcher for the first time after migration, you may be taken to the Mojang login screen, or a screen still asking you to migrate. Please use the 'Go Back' button OR the 'X' (depending on which of the below screens you see) to get back to the login selection screen. You will then select 'Microsoft Login' to enter your new credentials.
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Last Updated - 2021-12-05 00:23:27 UTC

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