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Moving from Xbox 360 to Xbox One

Overview

When you set up an Xbox One console and connect it to Xbox Live, certain information from your Xbox 360 will automatically become available on your Xbox One. This page describes what is transferred and what is not.

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Playing Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One

Xbox One backward compatibility is here. Now you can play a growing number of digital and disc-based Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

To play Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One console, first make sure that your game is supported for Xbox One gameplay. Games supported for backward compatibility are listed in the Xbox 360 catalog.

To continue playing a game on Xbox One that you started on Xbox 360, save it to the cloud. If you're already using cloud saves, you're good to go. If your saved game is stored only on your Xbox 360, you’ll have to upload it to the cloud.

How do I move my things from Xbox 360 to Xbox One?

All you need to do is sign in to your Xbox One with your Microsoft account. When you do this, everything listed in the "What moves to Xbox One?" section is transferred to your Xbox One console.

What moves to Xbox One?

Here’s what moves with you:

  • Profile: Most of the elements associated with your profile, including your gamertag, gamerscore, achievements, and friends.
  • Account information: All of your subscriptions (such as Xbox Live Gold or Groove Music Pass) and the payment methods associated with your account.
  • Family relationships: Family relationships are managed through your Microsoft account and will move with you. For example, if you created a Microsoft account for your child and associated it with your own account, that relationship will carry through to your Xbox One. You won’t have to create a new child account.
  • Privacy settings: When you establish privacy settings, you’re limiting what parts of your Xbox profile others can see, such as whether you’re online, what you’re playing, your friends list, and so on. You can use preset age-based limits or customize settings to your preferences. Note that Xbox One offers additional settings that Xbox 360 does not have. To learn more, see Default privacy and online safety settings on Xbox One.
  • Groove: All purchases you’ve made through the Groove music app, and anything you have in the Groove music cloud, will appear in the Groove music collection.
  • Movies & TV: All purchases you’ve made through Movies & TV will appear in the Movies & TV collection.

What doesn’t move to Xbox One?

Here’s what doesn’t move with you:

  • Some games, game saves, and apps: Xbox One is now backward-compatible with your existing Xbox 360 games, game saves, and apps. To continue playing a game on Xbox One that you started on Xbox 360, save it to the cloud. When you play the game again here on Xbox One, you’ll pick up where you left off.

    If you're already using Cloud Saved Games, you're good to go. If your saved game is stored only on your Xbox 360, do the following before playing on Xbox One:

    1. On your Xbox 360 console, go to Settings > System > Storage > Cloud Saved Games, and then select Enable.
    2. Start your game. When you're prompted to select a device for saving your game, choose Cloud Saved Games.
    3. End your game. Leave your Xbox 360 turned on long enough for it to upload your saved game.

    To make sure that your saved game is in the cloud:

    1. On your Xbox 360 console, go to Settings > System > Storage > Cloud Saved Games.
    2. Choose the game.

    If it says “In sync,” it’s ready. If not, launch it, save your progress, and try again.

  • Content restrictions: On Xbox 360, content limitations on games, apps, and media are set on the console for all users. On Xbox One, the content limits for your kids are set at the account level. By default, anyone over the age of 18 has unrestricted access to games, apps, and media. Young children are limited to age-appropriate content.

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