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How to change the power settings on your Xbox One console

It's easy to customize the power settings on your Xbox One console. For example, you can configure your console to shut down automatically or to turn on with a voice command (where available).

To configure your power settings:

  1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide.
  2. Select Settings > All Settings > Power & startup.
  3. Select Power mode & startup. You have the following options:
    • Turn off after - Turn off the console automatically when it's not being used.
    • TV & A/V power options - Select the power-up behavior for devices attached to your console, such as a TV, cable box, or audio receiver.
    • Startup chime – Choose when you want to hear the startup chime, or not at all.
    • Power mode - Choose Instant-on to allow your console to take updates, wake on voice, and do other things while turned off. Choose Energy-saving mode to power down completely and forgo the instant-on features.

To shut down or restart your console:

  1. Press the Xbox button  open the guide.
  2. Select Settings > All Settings > Power & startup.
  3. Select Turn off or restart. You have the following options:
    • Full shutdown - Power down your console.
    • Restart now - Restart your console immediately.

Note Full shutdown turns off your console completely, whether or not your power mode is set to Instant-on. It does not change the Instant-on setting, however.

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