How to update Xbox

How to Update Xbox

Do you know you can initiate a system update on your Xbox One or Series S/X console? If not, this article will walk you through how to update Xbox Operating System (OS) automatically and manually.

System updates are mandatory for all Microsoft Xbox consoles. Your console will likely malfunction and might be unplayable if you refuse to grant an OS update when your gaming console demands it. Updating your Xbox console may also come with new features, fix bugs, as well as enhance current features. Read on as we guide you all through, with screenshots.

How to Update Xbox Automatically

To update your Xbox console automatically, take the following steps one after the other.

  • Turn on your Xbox console
  • Press the Xbox button on your controller to access the guide
  • Select Profile & system
  • Go to Settings > System updates.
  • Select “Keep my console up to date” under Updates to make your Xbox console update automatically.

If you would also like to set your games and apps to update automatically, select Keep my games & apps up to date.

How to Update Xbox Manually

Follow the instructions below to update your Microsoft Xbox console at any time.

  • Turn on your Xbox console
  • Connect it to a fast internet
  • Go to Profile & system and select Settings
  • Select System and then Updates.
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  • Select Console update available to start downloading the update. But if you see the notice “No console update available”, it means you cannot update your Xbox. Supposing your console shows this, do not worry, as it might be running on the latest OS.

Related: How to Update Apple Watch.


Why is my Xbox Not Updating?

If you are trying to update your Xbox but no luck yet, below are some reasons why your console is refusing a system update.

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  • A hardware issue with your Xbox console.
  • Xbox hard drive storage is full.
  • Xbox console is not connected to the internet or your network speed is slow.

Does the Xbox Update While It’s Off?

Yes, an Xbox console cannot update itself or continue a system update while turned off. So ensure you finish all updates before turning your game console off.

Be aware that the updates download directly from the Xbox network and will install automatically. Besides, there are mandatory and available Xbox system updates, which are both free of charge. However, you may incur data charges from your Internet Service Provider (ISP).


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