The launch day for the Xbox Series X/S is almost upon the world. If you’re in that group of early adopters, you might have some questions. Or if you haven’t been on the Xbox train for a while, you might have forgotten some things. We’ve assembled some basic guides for how to handle various features while setting up your console.
The console will receive updates over time. and just the Xbox One, the Xbox Series X/S can be just as prone to issues with crashes or corrupted data. And if you start noticing performance issues, you might have some issues. And if clearing the cache didn’t fix it, there is one other step to aim for. There is a way to factory reset an Xbox Series X/S.
When you do this, you will lose your installed games and save data. But as long as you had a Microsoft account, the cloud-based backups should be resynced to the console over time. You will need to download game updates again as this method will wipe the SSD. This is very much a last resort option as there’s no going back to the old install after this. And once you initiate this the console will delete the data stored on it, so there’s no way to restore it locally.
- the new Menu to your Profile.
- Click the “Settings” Option
- Scroll down to “System”
- Click “Console Info”
- Click “Reset Console”
- Click “Reset and Remove Everything”
Do not power off the console during this process, don’t even mess with it. The console is going through and removing all your personal information, accounts, game data and other items. But if you’re dealing with a corrupted update or something, this is an option. If you have to try this out of the box though, take the console back to the retailer you bought it from.
Also, if you’re planning to sell your console in the future, do this before handing it off to the buyer to protect your privacy.