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How to power cycle your Xbox One console

A full power cycle reboots your Xbox One console completely. This process does not erase any of your games or data. Here's how to perform a full power cycle.

Power cycle console

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Press the Menu button on the controller.
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  1. Select Settings.
    Note You can say “Xbox, go to settings” from any screen, but you’ll need a controller once you’re on the Settings screen.
  2. Go to Power & startup.
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  1. Select Turn Xbox Off.
  2. Select Yes. The console powers down.
  3. Turn your console back on by pressing the Xbox button on the console or the Xbox button on your controller.
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Note If you don't see the green boot-up animation when the console restarts, repeat these steps. Make sure that you hold the power button until the console completely shuts down.

Physically power cycle the console

  1. Turn off your console by holding the Xbox button on the front of the console for approximately 10 seconds. The console will power down.
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  1. Turn your console back on by pressing the Xbox button on the console or the Xbox button on your controller.
    Note If you don't see the green boot-up animation when the console restarts, repeat these steps. Make sure that you hold the power button until the console completely shuts down.

Important If your console is in Instant-On power mode, the above steps will shut the console completely off. Instant-On mode, or the ability to turn on your console by saying "Xbox on," won't be enabled until you restart the console.

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