Ask any gamer what gives them the rush and about 7 out of 10 will tell you it’s the competition. It’s fun to play games but beating someone else makes the feeling even better. That’s why video gaming brands like PlayStation and Xbox allow users to create profiles online through which they gauge their performance levels, compete with other gamers throughout the world among many other things.
How to create an Xbox account
With Xbox, you push games beyond the boundaries of realism. However, you must first create an account. Here is how:
Step 1: Go to the official Xbox one website (using the link http://www.xbox.com/en-us/xbox-one)
Step 2: Click “SIGN IN”. You will be directed to a new page. Since you are a first time user, scroll though the ‘DON”T HAVE A MICROSOFT ACCOUNT? SIGN UP NOW’ tab and click on it.
Step 3: You’ll be redirected to a new page where you fill in your first name, last name, user name, password (it’s case sensitive and must have at least 8 characters), region/ country, gender, country code as well as phone number.
Step 4: Accept the “Microsoft Services Agreement” and “Privacy and Cookies statement” then click ‘Create Account’ and you are done.
Logging in to your Xbox account
Now that you have created your Microsoft account on your Xbox One console you can log into it. There are 5 scenarios to guide you through:
Scenario 1: You are an Xbox live member with a Microsoft account and gamertag (please if you use Microsoft services such as Outlook.com, OneDrive and Windows 8, you automatically have a Microsoft account).
Scenario 2: You have a Microsoft account but no gamertag.
Scenario 3: You need to set up a Microsoft account using your current email address.
Scenario 4: You need a new email account to use for signing in on Xbox.
Scenario 5: The Xbox live sign in is down at the moment.
All these scenarios are taken care of in the support.xbox,com webpage. All in all, Go to the official Xbox website, click the “SIGN IN” tab and fill in your username and password. The 5 scenarios are just a guideline for you; xbox login is not complicated.
Forgot your password?
In the unlikely event where you forget your xbox login password, go to the “can’t access your account” tab ( just at the bottom of the sign in tab). Click on it. You’ll be directed to a new page where the question “WHY ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE SIGNING IN?” Select ‘I forgot my password’ then next. In a new page, you will be prompted to fill in your email address as well as an audio/ visual captcha for authentication. If you are through this part, you are as good as done. An email will be sent to you with the log in details. In this case, you’ll find a link which guides you to resetting your xbox login password.
Deleting an Xbox account/ profile
Step 1: Go to “SETTINGS” and select “SYSTEM”
Step 2: Select “STORAGE”
Step 3: If you are using an external storage device, select “HARD DRIVE” else, choose “ALL DEVICES” then “PROFILES”
Step 4: Choose the profile you want to get rid of then delete it by either choosing the “DELETE PROFILE ONLY” or “DELETE PROFILE AND ITEMS” option. Your Xbox profile/ account is deleted.