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How to close an app or game on Xbox One

If you encounter a problem with an Xbox One app or game, or if you just want to switch to a different one, it’s easy to close the app or game you’re using. Here’s how:

  1. In the game or app, press the Xbox button on your controller. This will return you to Home.
  2. Verify that the big application tile is highlighted, and then press the Menu button on your controller.
  3. Select Quit.

Note If the problem with your game or app is causing the console to be unresponsive, power cycle your Xbox One console instead.

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