How To Fix The Error 0x903F9006 On Xbox Series S When Opening A Game or App

In this post, we will show you how to fix the error 0x903F9006 that seems to pop up when you open a game or app on your Xbox Series S. Continue reading to learn more how to prevent it. 

The error 0x903F9006 that seems to be bugging some Xbox Series S gamers is actually due to a licensing issue. It often pops up if the account that’s trying to play the game didn’t purchase it, although it can also be due to a connection problem or a minor system glitch. 

It’s important that you take a little time troubleshooting the game you’re having issues with or your console. You will be able to fix this error by yourself and you might only need to do a couple of easy solutions. So if you’re one of the gamers with this kind of problem, here are the things you should do: 

Fix #1: Force stop the game and reopen it

Before doing anything, try stopping the game that gives you the error and reopen it. It might be a pretty minor software glitch that can often be fixed by restarting the game. So here’s how you do that: 

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  2. Highlight the game and hit the Menu button.
  3. Highlight Quit and press A to close it.

Once the game is closed, reopen it and see if the error continues to show. 

Fix #2: Make sure you’re signed in with the correct account

After doing the first solution and the error still shows, the next thing you need to do is to check your account. You have to sign in with the account you used to purchase the game. 

  1. Press the Xbox button on the controller to pull up the side menu. 
  2. Press the RB button a few times to select Profile & system. 
  3. Highlight Settings and press A to select it. 
  4. Highlight Account and then select Sign in, security & passkey.
  5. In the Show on Home box, it should show the account that purchased the game you’re having issues with. 

Most of the time, this will fix the error 0x903F9006, however, if you’re having a hard time signing it to your account or the problem isn’t fixed, then move on to the next solution. 

Fix #3: Check the connection

Another possibility why you’re having a licensing issue is that your console might not be able to verify your account due to an unstable or slow Internet connection. So what you have to do next is to perform a speed test to know if it’s a connection problem. Here’s how: 

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller. 
  2. Highlight Settings and press A to open it. 
  3. Select General if it’s not selected yet, and then open Network settings. 
  4. Select Test network connection. If it says your console is connected to the Internet, then try doing a speed test. 
  5. Select Test network speed & statistics, and wait until the speed test is completed. 

Connection issues can often be fixed by restarting your router as it refreshes the connection between your devices. 

Fix #4: Reinstall the game or app

If all else fails, then you have no other choice but to remove the game completely from your console. Doing so will also delete its installation files and caches. But after that, reinstall it to see if it will now run smoothly. Just make sure you’re reinstalling the game with the right account. Here’s how you do that: 

  1. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  2. At the Home tab, highlight My games & apps and press A.
  3. Select See all to view all your games and apps.
  4. Highlight the game you’re having issues with, and then press the menu button on the controller.
  5. Select Uninstall and press A. 

After you’ve successfully uninstalled the game, download a fresh copy and reinstall it. 

That should do it. 

We hope that this guide can help you one way or the other. 

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Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side.

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