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Adjust the angle of your Kinect sensor

You'll want your Kinect sensor adjusted to the best angle for capturing all of your usable play space. Once the angle is set, it shouldn't need adjusting again unless you move the sensor or change your play space.

The steps on this page for adjusting the angle of your sensor are part of the initial Kinect setup procedure. If you prefer, you can re-run the full Kinect setup procedure (which includes additional steps, such as how to calibrate the microphone). Here's how:

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All Settings.
  4. Select Kinect & devices.
  5. Select Kinect.

    Note Make sure Kinect on is checked.

  6. Under Troubleshooting, select I moved my Kinect sensor or I'm having trouble with Kinect.
  1. On the “Where’s your floor?” screen, tilt the Kinect sensor by gripping the base of the sensor at the back and moving the top of the Kinect. When ready, select I see the floor.

Notes

  • If the Kinect can see enough of the floor, it will send you to the audio test. Otherwise, it will ask you to move the sensor again. Select Check again to continue.
  • Don't touch the face of the sensor.
  • Unlike Kinect for Xbox 360, which can be adjusted automatically, the Xbox One Kinect Sensor can only be adjusted manually.
  • To make sure you place your sensor in the best location, see Xbox One Kinect placement.
Note To restart this procedure, deselect Kinect on, and then return to Step 1. Be sure that you reselect Kinect on as you proceed.

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