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Power Down Your Console: How to Switch Off Xbox One

On a break from games? Shut down your console!

Exhausted after long gaming sessions? Why not give yourself and the console a well-deserved break? Turning it off is important as it lets the machine reoptimize its performance as well as conserve energy. Moreover, a proper shutdown can help maintain the longevity of the hardware and prevent any potential data loss. So, in this article, we will guide you on how to switch off the Xbox One.

How to Switch Off Xbox One

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You might often put your Xbox One on Rest Mode, i.e., instant On Mode to wake up the console instantly and resume your gameplay. Or you might enable the Energy saving mode for low power consumption. However, turning it off completely helps it waste no electricity. 

Quick Answer

To turn off the Xbox One, press and hold the Power button in front of the console for 10 seconds.

Note: Before we start with the process, make sure that you save your game progress and any other data.

Method 1: From the Power Button

This is the simplest way to turn off the console. All you need is to press and hold the Power button on the console for nearly 10 seconds. It will shut down completely.

Also Read: How to Take an Xbox Controller Apart

Method 2: Using Guide Menu

You can also power off the Xbox console from the Settings itself. Follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Press the Xbox button on the controller to open the Guide menu.

2. Select Profile & system and then hit Power.

Select Profile & system and then hit Power.

3. Finally, choose Turn off console.

Method 3: Using Console Settings

If you want to turn off the console from the settings itself’ follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Press the Xbox button on the controller and open the Guide menu.

2. Follow the path: Profile & system > Settings> General > Power options 

3. Under Turn off console, select Shutdown now.

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We hope that this article has helped you in knowing how to switch off Xbox One. Please share your valuable experience reading this article. In case of any queries or suggestions feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

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