Backing up settings is a great way to simplify setup on any Xbox—whether that’s a new Xbox or your current one (for instance, if you decide to reset it and start over). This saves your account settings and key system settings, which your new Xbox will apply during setup.
Backups do not include settings for things that might be different on your new Xbox, such as console name or the ability to control a specific TV.
Connect a USB storage device to your existing Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X.
Storage must be USB 3.0 or faster and 256 GB or larger. Make sure it’s designated for use with Xbox One games and apps.
Go to Settings > System > Backup & transfer > Back up my settings and follow the on-screen instructions to save your backup to your storage.
Before turning on the Xbox you want to set up, connect that storage to the new console.
Start the new Xbox and follow the on-screen instructions.
If the new Xbox is already set up and you want to configure it using the backed-up settings from your other Xbox, keep the storage device connected and go to Settings > System > Console info and choose Reset console.
Backups include settings for:
Most sign-in and security preferences
Blu-ray and disc
Network name and password
My home Xbox
Most power mode and startup settings
Xbox app connectivity
Most broadcast and capture preferences
Xbox notifications and timing
Language and location
Time zone and daylight saving
Games and apps drive
Backup and transfer (keep backup current)
Backups don’t include settings for:
Xbox Live privacy
App privacy and sign-in info
Linked social accounts
Content restrictions (access to content, web filtering, signed-out restrictions)
Advanced network settings (IP, DNS, MAC address, port selection)