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3 Ways to Update your Xbox One

Tutorial Name: 3 Ways to Update your Xbox One  

Category: Xbox One Tutorials

Submitted By: Dopdot

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Method 1 - Getting Automatic Updates

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1. Enable "Instant-On" mode. The Xbox One is designed to be always connected to the internet, and the "Instant-On" mode will automatically download any available updates and install them for you. Your Xbox One will need to have an internet connection in order to enable this.

-Open the Home screen on the Xbox One.
-Press the Menu button on the controller.
-Select "Settings" and then "Power and startup".
-Set the "Power mode" to "Instant-on".
-Ensure that "Automatically download updates" is checked.

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2. Power down your Xbox One when you're done playing. With Instant-on enabled, the console won't turn off completely, but will instead enter a low-power state. When in this state, it will scan for available updates each night and attempt to automatically install them.

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3. Start your Xbox One to use it as you normally would. For most updates, you shouldn't have to do anything, though you may be prompted to confirm that you want to install an update after the system starts.

Method 2 - Manually Updating

1. Ensure you are connected to Xbox Live. The only way to update your console is if you have a connection to Xbox Live.

-If you don't have internet access for your Xbox One, you can contact Microsoft support for instructions on applying a manual update file. They may be able to provide you with a link to an update file that you can install on your Xbox One using a USB drive. These update files are only offered to users who cannot connect their Xbox One to the internet.

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2. Open the "Settings" menu. If you don't have "Instant-on" enabled, or an update becomes available while you're using your console, you can apply the update manually from the "Settings" menu. The "Settings" menu can be accessed from the Home screen.

-Updates are released in two forms: "Available" and "Mandatory". Available updates can be downloaded at your convenience, and are not required to connect to Xbox Live. After a while, Available updates will turn into Mandatory ones, which are required in order to access the Xbox Live service. If the update has become Mandatory, the update screen will open automatically when you turn the Xbox One on. You won't be able to connect until the Mandatory update is installed.

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3. Select "System" from the "Settings" menu.

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4. Select "Update console". If there is an update available, you will see the "It's time to update" screen. The size of the available update will be displayed.

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5. Select "Start update" and press "A" to begin the update process. The update will download and install. Your Xbox One may restart during or after the update process.

-If you'd rather not install the update, select "Disconnect & close". You will be disconnected from Xbox Live but still be able to use your console to play offline games. You won't be able to play online or download game updates until you perform the Mandatory system update.

Method 3 - Troubleshooting

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1. I get an "Your Xbox is almost full" message when trying to update. This message should only appear when you are attempting to update a game or app; system updates are not affected by your available system storage.

-Open the "My games & apps" menu.
-Select a game, app, or trailer that you don't use anymore.
-Press the Menu button on your controller and select "Uninstall".
-Try updating again after freeing up some space.

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2. I get a "There was a problem with the update" message. This is typically caused by network connection issues, and has been known to appear at any time before, during, or after an update.

-Ensure that you are connected to Xbox Live and try updating again.
-If you still can't update, power down the Xbox One completely, and then unplug the power cable for about 30 seconds. Plug it back in and restart the Xbox One to retry the update.
-If you still can't download the update, try the Offline System Update Diagnostic Tool. This is a file that can be downloaded from Microsoft here, where you can also find detailed instructions for running it. You will need an NTFS-formatted USB drive with at least 2 GB of free space. Running the tool on your Xbox One will take a long time to complete.
-If none of the above steps work for getting your console updated, you'll need to contact Microsoft to arrange a console repair.


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