Welcome to my blog! Here, I will be discussing how to hard reset your Xbox One. This process is also known as ‘reinstalling a game on xbox one’. By following the steps I outline below, you will be able to effectively reset your Xbox One and start fresh with a new game installation. Let’s get started!
Why you might need to hard reset your Xbox One
If your Xbox One is having a big problem or just isn’t running well, you can try a reset by uninstalling all its system software and then reinstalling it. This is similar to how you’d reinstall Windows on a PC. A full reset takes longer but will delete everything, while a quick reset keeps some of your games and apps installed.
How to hard reset your Xbox One
A hard reset is when you restart your Xbox One console and it delete all the temporary files stored on the console. This will fix many common problems with games and apps, and can often free up some space on your Xbox One. Hard resetting is different from powering off your Xbox One, as it actually resets your hardware.
- To do a hard reset, first power off your Xbox One by pressing the Xbox button on the front of the console for 10 seconds.
- Once the console is off, unplug the power cord from the back of the Xbox One.
- Wait 10 seconds, then plug the power cord back in and turn on your Xbox One.
How to reinstall a game on Xbox One
If you’re looking to reinstall a game on your Xbox One, because you need to free up some space or you’re having technical issues, here’s how to do it. This process will delete the game from your console, but it will remain in your purchase history so that you can reinstall it at any time.
To uninstall a game:
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
- Select System > Settings.
- Select Storage.
- Under “Internal storage,” select the app or game you want to uninstall. If you don’t see the app or game you’re looking for:
- Select Ready to install and find the app or game you want to uninstall there.
- If you still don’t see it, check My games & apps > Full library > All owned or Ready to install for any DLC or apps associated with the game. Select the content, then press the Menu button and select Uninstall.
- Select Uninstall all and confirm.
How to clear your Xbox One cache
If your Xbox One is having a hard time running games or apps, you may need to clear its cache. This process will not delete any of your save data or game progress—it will only get rid of temporary files that may be causing problems.
To clear your Xbox One’s cache:
- Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide.
- Go to Settings.
- Select System.
- Select Storage.
- Highlight the internal hard drive (it will say “System” under its name) and press the A button.
- Select Clear local content. You’ll see a warning message asking if you’re sure you want to continue; select Yes.
How to factory reset your Xbox One
If you plan on selling your Xbox One or are having performance issues, you may need to reset it to its factory default settings. Doing this will wipe all your personal data from the console.
To factory reset your Xbox One:
- Press the Xbox button on the front of the console for about 10 seconds to turn it off.
- Once the console is off, unplug the power cord to ensure it’s completely powered down.
- Plug the power cord back in and restart your Xbox One console by pressing the Xbox button on the front of the device.
- Once it boots back up, press and hold down both bumper triggers and both menu buttons (xbox button and view button) at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until you see a white light on the center of your controller
- After that, select “Reset this Xbox” > “Remove everything”. You can also opt to keep your games and apps installed if you only want to reset the OS by selecting “Reset and keep my games & apps”.