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Xbox One system settings


This page describes the system settings on your Xbox One console. To access the system settings, press the menu button on your controller, select Settings and then select System.


System settings

The system settings enable you to learn about and control some of your console’s core behaviour.


Here you can set the device name that will identify your console. This name will help identify your console when there are multiple Xbox One consoles in the vicinity.

Console info

Here you can find information you’ll need to register and troubleshoot your console, including the serial number, console ID, OS version, Xbox Live device ID, copyright information and more.

Restore factory defaults

This option erases all accounts, apps, games, saved games (that haven’t been synched to the cloud), and settings and restarts the console.

Note This option should be used rarely and should not be considered a troubleshooting step.


The LOCATION settings allow you to change the language display information of your console. If you move to a different time zone or region, you should update your console settings here:

  • Language & location
    • Language controls your console’s display language.
    • Location controls your console region, including for Xbox stores content.
  • Time zone
  • Automatically adjust for Daylight Saving
    • You can choose to have the console clock change automatically with British Summer Time.

The SYSTEM TIME settings are inaccessible (and will appear “greyed out”) while you are connected to Xbox Live. During those times, your console uses “net time”, which is automatically pulled from time servers online. The two time settings you can change when you’re not connected to Xbox Live are Time and Date.

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