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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. To return to the Home screen, press the Xbox button  to open the guide, and then select 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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