How To Factory Reset Xbox Series X

You can factory reset Xbox Series X from the Console Info setting of the device. This action is usually performed if you are having software issues or when you want to sell your Xbox. There is an option to keep your games and apps or to erase it.

The Xbox Series X is a next generation console developed by Microsoft that is able to deliver 4K gaming with 120Hz support. It boasts of a lower load time thanks to its powerful 8 core custom Zen 2 CPU paired with a 12 TFLOP GPU. It’s even backwards compatible to older game titles allowing you to enjoy a larger library of gaming titles.

Resetting your Xbox Series X to factory defaults

There are times when you will need your Xbox to be completely reset and restored to its original state just like when it was newly purchased. Take note that when you perform this action you will delete all accounts, save game files, settings, personal data, and even Home Xbox associations. Anything not synced to the Xbox network will also be lost.

Reset your Xbox and remove everything on it

Here’s how you can completely erase and restore your Xbox.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Resetting the Xbox Series X

  1. Press the Xbox button.

    You can find button on your controller. This should bring up the side menu setting.Factory Reset Xbox Series X

  2. Select Profile & system.

    This is the last tab on the side menu.Resetting your Xbox Series X to factory defaults

  3. Select Settings.

    This brings up your console settings.Select Settings

  4. Select System.

    This brings up the system settings.Select System

  5. Select Console info.

    This shows your console information.Select Console info

  6. Select Reset console

    This will reset the device.Select Reset console

  7. Select Reset and remove everything.

    This also removes any Xbox app or game.Select Reset and remove everything

Hopefully this instruction will help you restore your Xbox to its default factory condition.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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