If you have more than one Xbox 360 console or you want to play games at a friend’s house, you can store your saved games in the cloud (on our Xbox LIVE servers). Because your saved game is stored in the cloud, you can continue playing a game on a different console, right from where you left off.
Note Your Xbox LIVE profile does need to be on multiple consoles. For information on how to download your Xbox LIVE profile to another console, please see Download, move, or delete your Xbox LIVE profile.
To use cloud storage for your saved games, you need:
Step 1: Turn on Cloud Saved Games (for a console)
A local cache is reserved on your console, and you can now save or move saved games to the cloud. For more information about this cache, see the section under When is my cloud game save uploaded to the cloud below.
If you get an error message when you turn on cloud saves games, see Troubleshoot game saves in the cloud.
Step 2: Save or move a saved game to the cloud
You can copy, move, or delete saved games that are stored in the cloud, just as you would copy, move, or delete items on your hard drive. For more information, see Copy, move, or delete content.
Now you can play on the other console, right where you left off. When you’re done playing, your game save is stored in the cloud.
While you’re playing a game, your game save is cached locally on your console. When you exit the game, your game save is automatically moved to the cloud. You don’t need to do anything to make this happen (other than the two setup steps above). If you look at your Active Downloads list, you can see the status of your game save being uploaded to the cloud (to see your active downloads, press the Guide button on your controller, go to Games & Apps, and select Active Downloads).
In a hurry to turn off your console?
Don’t worry! You can turn off your console before a game save is uploaded to the cloud. When you turn off your console, your console stays in low power mode until the game save is uploaded to the cloud (that is, as long as the console has power and is connected to the Internet).
Important Unplugging your console or disconnecting your console from the Internet will cause the game save upload to pause until the next time your console connects to Xbox LIVE. If this happens, you won’t be able to use the saved game on any other consoles. If you get an error related to cloud game saves, see Troubleshoot game saves in the cloud.
There are two options to turn off cloud storage for game saves:
1. Move saved games out of the cloud and turn off cloud saves
First, you need to move your game saves out of the cloud. See Copy, move, or delete content for steps on how to move content from one storage device to another (for example, from Cloud Saved Games to Hard Drive).
Once you've done this, you can turn off cloud storage. Here’s how:
2. Keep saved games in the cloud and turn off cloud saves
You can turn off cloud storage for a single console and keep your saved games in the cloud for you to use on another console. Here’s how:
Note You will be asked to confirm that you want your saved games to remain in the cloud, and future updates to your saved games will not be synced with this console.
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