Is your Xbox One console misbehaving? Here is a way to factory reset Xbox one console. For whatever reason you want to do this, here is a guide that will show you everything you will need to know. Even if you want to just delete all the used details in your Xbox console, this is a guide for you to make use of. So, read on.
Before we go on to show you how to factory reset Xbox one console, let me point these things out. Even if you opt to keep your games and apps installed, performing a factory reset will still remove all personal files and associations from the console, including saved games, achievements, settings, and accounts. All of that will be stored in the cloud if your console has synced up with Xbox Live, which happens automatically when connected to the internet, so be sure to go online, if able, before initiating the reset.
Guidelines To Factory Reset Xbox One Console
Below are the steps you can use to reset Xbox one. Let’s show you how to do this from the Xbox one dashboard.
- Sign in. Press the Xbox button (glowing in the center of the controller) to bring up the guide overlay.
- Navigate to the System menu (the gear on the far right), and select “Settings.”
- Select “System,” then “Console info.”
- Select “Reset console.”
- At this point, you have the option to either Reset and remove everything or Reset and keep my games & apps (or cancel and back out if you aren’t ready).
Note that even if you keep your games and apps, all of your personal data will still be wiped from the system, so be sure to sync up with Xbox Live or export your settings manually beforehand if you don’t want to lose them. Once you’ve selected your preferred way to reset, the console will proceed with erasing content, which could take several minutes.
How To Factory Reset Xbox One With USB
You can also use a USB to carry out a reset of your Xbox one console.
- Find a compatible USB flash drive. You will need at least 4GB of available space. It also has to be formatted for NTFS, which you set through the Windows File Explorer.
- Download the reset file to your computer and extract it into the USB flash drive. This can be gotten from the Microsoft here.
- Extract the file and copy “$SystemUpdate” onto the root directory of the USB flash drive. It should be the only file there.
- Once the transfer is complete eject and unplug the USB device and return to your console.
- Power down your Xbox One and remove both the power and network cables from the back. Wait 30 seconds once it is completely off.
- Plug in the power cable and insert the flash drive into the USB port
- Press and hold the Bind and Eject buttons on the console, then press the Xbox button.
- Continue holding Bind and Eject for 10-15 seconds until you hear two power-up tones several seconds apart.
Do you have any challenge on how to Reset Xbox One Console? This guide here is sufficient for you. If you still have questions, please ask.