How to Change Your Name in Clash of Clans

Today an update arrived for one of the biggest and most successful mobile games for Android and iOS, Clash of Clans, and along with tons of new features it finally delivered something users have been asking about for over two years. You can now easily change your name or nickname (only once) in Clash of Clans, and below we’ll explain how.

Last night and this morning SuperCell released a major update to Clash of Clans on Android and iPhone that is called the “Air Sweeper update”. And while this is aimed at balancing gameplay, improving features, tweaking multiplayer and clan wars, it also brought a feature or option that’s been sorely needed since the game launched more than two years ago.

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Before today users had to email the customer support line at Supercell and hope they received a reply, then have a valid reason to change their in-game name, a process that often times took a long time only to end in you getting rejected by the game developers. On first play it warns you that you cannot change your name, yet users make arguably dumb names and regret it later once they’re fully addicted to Clash of Clans, my clan-mates included. Read on to see how easy it is to change it now.

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The update that arrived this morning delivers a new Air Sweeper defensive unit that essentially blows air and slows down air attacks, likely all those people that attack with all balloons or minions. It doesn’t deal any damage, but will slow down those LavaLoon attacks you’ve probably experienced.

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Air attacks are a little unfair and unbalanced lately, and that will be somewhat improved with this new unit. The full changelog can be seen here, and there’s a lot in the “Clan War Army Preview” and “Matchmaking tweaks” that you’ll want to check out. There are some important changes that should make multiplayer and Clan Wars much improved. That said, this is about changing your name in Clash, so lets get started.

Instructions

As the update states, you’ll only be able to change your name in Clash of Clans once, and this only becomes an option once your Town Hall reaches level 5. This has been a huge complaint on forums for months on end, and here’s how to finally change it.

While on the regular home area looking at your base, tap the 3-gears shaped button near the bottom right of the screen. You’ll now notice that along with everything that was here before, if you tap “Settings” there is a brand new “Change Name” button. Tap this, but be careful. Click the images below for full-size previews and how to steps.

A box will popup instructing you to input and change your in-game name, and again, this warns you that you can only change your name once. Simply enter the new name you’d like to enjoy during gameplay, and select continue. You’ll be prompted to write it again confirming it’s what you want, then a third confirmation page will make you write CONFIRM in all caps. All while telling you again and again, that you may only chance it once. I haven’t tried it myself, as I don’t want to waste my one-time change, but the game will likely reboot with your new name switched over. If it takes a moment to change, this is server-side, and the changes should be reflected soon, if not immediately.

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That’s it, and you’re all done. You’ve now successfully changed your name in Clash of Clans, the one and only time you can do it. It’s worth noting that you can still probably hit the help and support tab, contact us, and email the developer and request a name change. You’ll get an email reply within instantly saying it isn’t possible, but within 1-2 days you may get a follow-up email from an actual rep that will change it for you.

This isn’t ideal, and takes a few days to complete. Meaning you’ll want to use the brand new in-game one time only name change feature, and choose wisely because it could be your only chance. Now that they’ve added this to the actual game settings, we expect the email responses won’t be as forgiving or willing to change it for you.

You’re all done. Don’t choose something dumb, enjoy your new name and the improved gameplay tweaks, better Clan War match making, and everything else that arrived with the 4/30/2015 update. If you’re just getting started on Clash, here’s 9 tips for beginners.

60 Comments

  1. m.huzaifah( z-pah )

    04/30/2015 at 11:28 pm

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  3. Bikash

    07/24/2015 at 2:45 am

    please help me
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  4. °°Ee kaTo°°

    08/01/2015 at 5:17 am

    please help me and change my name..please

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    • Anonymous

      08/22/2015 at 10:31 pm

      right up there you dumbass

      Reply

  5. soe nay zaw

    08/16/2015 at 9:39 am

    I want to change my clan name please help me

    Reply

  6. jack soarrow

    08/26/2015 at 11:03 am

    Pls helo to get again my name again jack soarrow pls helo…thankx

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  7. jack sparrow

    08/26/2015 at 11:06 am

    Pls help me to get my name again…Jack sparrow..,.

    Reply

  8. Methdealer

    10/19/2015 at 11:49 pm

    Help me Change my name I am level 8 town hall poeple make fun of my name plz plz help me

    Reply

  9. Talha Mayo

    11/07/2015 at 7:20 pm

    Please help me and change my name will next update please please please

    Reply

  10. A.A

    11/28/2015 at 3:33 pm

    Please help me and change my name please

    Reply

  11. sonu(sage)

    12/17/2015 at 1:46 pm

    gabber is back please change my clash of clan village name pls…

    Reply

  12. Ghias

    01/31/2016 at 1:56 am

    I want to change my clan name plz help me. My friend laphing my name plz plz help me

    Reply

  13. Ghias

    02/01/2016 at 12:15 am

    Plz change my coc name. I want to change my clan name

    Reply

  14. Ghias

    02/01/2016 at 12:17 am

    Hello plz change my coc name

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  15. Ghias

    02/03/2016 at 1:03 am

    I want to change my coc name plz plz help me

    Reply

  16. Urfanul haq

    02/04/2016 at 7:43 pm

    My second name was bad. So please give me one more time to change it :))

    Reply

  17. FaceLess

    02/09/2016 at 12:38 pm

    can u give me one more time ro change my name…please

    Reply

  18. Bangkit Pangestu

    02/11/2016 at 7:56 am

    Change my name also please
    From F4R12 4L6H1 to boss rambut like my first name

    Reply

  19. Domination

    02/14/2016 at 12:32 pm

    We will be glad if we can change user name at least 3 times. Hoping to see the change in new update. Thankyou

    Reply

  20. Anonymous

    02/16/2016 at 9:16 am

    If Supercell is gonna make update of clan name change it should available for the current leader not the clan founder nor the co leaders. To understand what I am saying is if a clan is 3 years old and in the first year the founder of clan steps down then he cannot change the clan name. It is only available for the current leader and it is done only once.

    Reply

  21. luzaw

    02/22/2016 at 9:13 am

    please next one change my user name

    Reply

  22. jorshri

    02/22/2016 at 6:14 pm

    I like to change my name in second time pllllsssss support

    Reply

  23. amry firmansyah

    02/29/2016 at 10:17 am

    help to change my name

    Reply

  24. Rezaul

    03/28/2016 at 8:39 am

    I want to change my name..plzzz help me

    Reply

  25. rishadkhan

    04/25/2016 at 9:20 am

    would you pls help me to change my name….. its my. rqst……

    Reply

  26. Shreesan Maharjan

    04/30/2016 at 9:57 pm

    Plzzz help me…i want to change my name.

    Reply

  27. Shah riar sarker

    05/23/2016 at 10:00 am

    Hello plz help me name change

    Reply

  28. ADARSH TUTU

    05/30/2016 at 7:50 am

    hallo plzz change my coc name

    Reply

  29. Anish baniya

    06/15/2016 at 1:41 pm

    I want to change my name un-oop to razuu plz help me

    Reply

  30. nagoor g

    07/08/2016 at 2:40 am

    Cheng my user name in clash of clan

    Reply

  31. kamalesh

    07/17/2016 at 12:22 pm

    I changed my name already but I want to change one more please help me

    Reply

  32. Rohit Lubana

    07/21/2016 at 10:41 pm

    please my change name for it coc

    Reply

  33. Alex

    07/22/2016 at 2:45 pm

    Hello i would like to change my current coc user name Alex to GP Naorem as my friend always make fun of my current name so please help me to change it again….thank you

    Reply

  34. Destroy hacker

    08/21/2016 at 6:41 pm

    plz change my name Destroy hacker

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  35. Destroy hacker

    08/21/2016 at 6:52 pm

    hello supercell i want to change my name to clash of clans Destroy hacker plzz accept my request plz…

    Reply

  36. saleem

    08/24/2016 at 12:27 am

    Hello supercell I want to change my name to clash. Of clans desdestroy hacker plzz accept my request

    Reply

  37. ပိုင္ပိုင္

    10/11/2016 at 2:24 pm

    hello my clas of clas change name old new place

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  38. ပိုင္ပိုင္

    10/11/2016 at 2:26 pm

    my name old new name

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  39. Vignesh

    02/21/2017 at 10:17 am

    Once again change my name

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  40. MD.PIAL

    02/26/2017 at 6:34 am

    Plz my name chane.my level9 plz plz.

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  41. Arsh

    02/27/2017 at 7:00 pm

    Please change my name 😢

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  42. Arsh

    02/27/2017 at 7:01 pm

    Please change my name in clash of clans

    Reply

  43. jeffrin

    03/20/2017 at 8:01 am

    I cant my account name change

    Reply

  44. Shankar Kr

    03/22/2017 at 4:22 am

    Plz change my name S+M

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  45. widya

    03/29/2017 at 1:09 pm

    Pliss mau ganti nama pliss nama sya banyak yg punya

    Reply

  46. park jink suk

    03/29/2017 at 1:11 pm

    Pliss change my name park jink suk qut .new widya.merrid

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  47. YASIN FAQIR

    04/08/2017 at 9:25 pm

    PLZ CHANGE MY NAME SHAH SAUD TO YASIN FAQIR PLZ PLZ

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  48. YASIN FAQIR

    04/08/2017 at 9:28 pm

    PLZ I WANT CHANGE MY NAME IN CLASH OF CLAN SHAH SAUD TO YASIN FAQIE PLZ PLZ

    Reply

  49. SAHAJAMAL SK

    04/16/2017 at 9:39 pm

    Please my name change

    Reply

  50. nikko otieco

    04/19/2017 at 4:52 pm

    why my th9 level 98 does not give me chance to change name in third time

    Reply

  51. dedetan

    04/22/2017 at 6:57 pm

    Tidak bisa ganti nama

    Reply

  52. dedetan

    04/24/2017 at 4:15 am

    Tidak bisah ganti nama beberapa kali

    Reply

  53. dedetan

    04/24/2017 at 4:17 am

    tidak bisa ganti name dua kali

    Reply

  54. Namitha

    04/29/2017 at 8:22 am

    Plzz change my name again i m in th 7 now i am feeling insecure with my name plzz change it supercell i request u to change my name

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  55. Namitha

    04/29/2017 at 8:25 am

    Plzz make a new update:
    Plzz try to give a chance to change name for a third time bt dont reject it plzz be fast nd make this update i m requesting nd begging u supercell
    Thanks

    Reply

  56. Namitha

    04/29/2017 at 8:26 am

    Plzz give us a chance to change our names for a 2nd time

    Reply

  57. Namitha

    04/29/2017 at 8:27 am

    We need 2nd time name change option

    Reply

  58. ASHAB NASER

    05/08/2017 at 2:59 am

    I want to change my name twice

    Reply

  59. mahfujur rahman

    05/19/2017 at 3:02 pm

    Dear sir, My name is mahfujur rahman
    I have a request to ..plz. thanks

    Reply

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