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Manage network bandwidth for game downloads on Xbox One

If you’ve set your games to update automatically, or if you’re downloading 4K game content in anticipation of playing on Xbox One X, chances are you’ve used a lot of network bandwidth recently.

Some internet service providers (ISPs) limit downloads to a certain number of gigabytes (GB) per month. If your games are up to date and you haven’t hit limits set by your ISP, it’s all good.

However, if you’re close to your monthly limit, consider restricting your downloads to just the games you’re going to play soon.

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide, then select System > Settings > System > Updates.
  2. Clear the check box to keep your games and apps up to date.

You’ll be notified of available updates only when you launch a game or app, and you can choose whether to update or wait for later.

To see which games and apps have available updates: Open the guide, select My games & apps > Games, then select Updates.

If you restrict your downloads and then buy games or add-ons on your PC, they’ll no longer install automatically on your home Xbox. To install games you bought off-console, go to My Games & Apps > Games and select them in the Ready to install tab. To install add-ons, focus on the game, press the Menu button  on your controller, and choose Manage game. Select the add-on to install it.

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