Turn off or restart the Xbox One console

From the controller:

  1. Press and hold the Xbox button  on your controller
  2. Choose Turn console off or Restart console.

From the console:

  1. Press the power button on the front of the console.

From the guide:

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide.
  2. Select System, then choose Turn off console or Restart console.

From settings:

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide.
  2. Select System > Settings > Power & startup > Turn off or restart.
  3. Choose Full shutdown or Restart now.

Using voice

With Cortana and a headset mic or Kinect, you can turn on the console with your voice by saying “Hey Cortana, Xbox on.” To turn it off, say “Hey Cortana, Xbox off.”

If you’re using the original voice control model, say “Xbox on” to turn it on and “Xbox turn off” to turn it off.

For more about using voice with Cortana and other digital assistants like Amazon Alexa, see Voice and digital assistants.

Troubleshoot problems turning off the console

Try the following steps:

  • Hold down the power button on your console for about 10 seconds. This will force the console to shut down.
  • As a last resort, unplug the console. Note that this may affect any current activity. For example, if you unplug the console while saving a game, the game save may be lost or corrupted.

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