You may need to get rid of some things if the electronic device is connected to a computer. This is especially the case if you own an Xbox One. Well, what does it mean? Your hard drive on Xbox One may become full of unnecessary items. These can prevent things from running quickly and smoothly.
If you have noticed that your Xbox One is slowing down, the first thing to do is to perform a reset before starting the process of cleaning Xbox One cache. This is a pretty easy process. By the way, we talked about what you can do for a better Xbox experience in another article.
1. Use Controller to restart Xbox One
When clearing the cache on your Xbox it does not delete important data but resets all your settings. If you need to clear the cache to fix any problem, it’s ideal to test restart choice first.
- Click the”logo button” of the Xbox One controller, then utilize the stick on your left to scroll down to settings. This will be the icon for gear on the left bottom on your display.
- Next, select settings by pressing The A button of the Xbox One controller.
- Utilize the left stick of your controller to select restart console’. Press the A button once more to select it.
- Highlight “Restart” on your controller’s left stick, then press “A”. The Xbox One console will reboot when you’ve done this.
- Green Xbox One screen with the white Logo will be displayed as your console reboots. It’ll take just a few seconds before you’re connected to the Xbox One, and you’ll arrive at the home screen of your console.
2. Unplug your Xbox One
The fastest method to perform a hard reset is to unplug the console. While this is an easy task, there are some guidelines to follow.
- Turn off the power on your Xbox One console with either the power button located on the top of your console or the Xbox One controller. The button can be held which resembles it’s Xbox logo, which is located in the middle of the controller, should you choose to go this option.
- Unplug the power cord on the power cord of your Xbox One console for a minimum of 10 minutes. It’s critical to follow the 10-second guideline so that the power supply, as well as your Xbox One system, can be reset.
- After waiting 10 seconds, reconnect the power cable to the inside of the Xbox One.
- After that, you can restart the Xbox One with the power button located on the top of the console, or use the Xbox One controller.
You can now switch off your Xbox back on to see what issues you’re having are solved.
When a full reset doesn’t suffice then it’s time to clean the cache.
3. How to Clear the Cache on an Xbox One
Procedures to clear caches on Xbox One do not require visiting Settings. Xbox One offers a different and short method from Xbox 360. The process is quite easy.
- Begin your game by hitting the Xbox button on your console before turning off the console. If you see that the light on your console is glowing, it means you haven’t switched off your console.
- Remove the power cord from your Xbox by taking any power cables from your console.
- For 30 seconds, press the power button. Release the button and press it down again. Repeat this step several times.
- Connect your Xbox back to the power supply, and switch it off when the light is turned orange.
Following these instructions may result in changes to your settings, but you will not lose any vital information. You can now check your Xbox menu to see if the problem has been addressed. However, if you’re still having trouble, you might wish to perform an initial factory reset. If you perform a factory reset on your Xbox, all of your data, settings, data, and personal information will be erased from the console.
This can be quite handy if your Xbox One is starting to slow down on loading screens for games or anything else. It’s also a good idea to remove all stuff like documents and files that are saved within the Xbox One’s cache in order to free up some resources and improve the efficiency of your device.
- What is clearing the cache going to accomplish?
In time, your console can store tiny bits of data as well as files that could make your system run poorly. This is referred to as cached data. The transfer of cached data will speed up your console backup and repair problems. Fortunately clearing the cache won’t erase any game progress saved or vital details.
- How can I tell whether the cached data has been cleared?
However, you won’t get any confirmation messages or pop-ups informing you that you’ve cleared cached information on your Xbox. If the cached data was the cause of your issues and you’ve removed the cache, the issues should be solved.