Xbox Series X And Series S: How To Block Accounts and Messages
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Xbox Series X And Series S: How To Block Accounts and Messages

Hamish Hector
10 November 2020

Block on the haters

The unfortunate reality of the internet is that everyone isn’t always nice.

Even on the newest gaming consoles, the Xbox Series X/S, you might find people that want to bug you with messages after playing online with them.

If this does happen fear not, this guide will tell you how to block them on your next-gen console.

And once you have done that, enjoy your new peace and quiet by playing these great Series X games!

How To Block 

Xbox Series X/S

First of all you’ll have to turn your console on and pick up your controller!

Next up, you’ll need to sign in.

If you aren’t already, access the menu by pressing the Xbox button (the Xbox symbol), then under Profile & System select Choose a profile.

Sign in to your account by choosing your Gamertag.

Once this is done, access the menu using the Xbox button again.

Now, go over to the People tab and select Find Someone.

Search for their Gamertag by typing it in, be sure to spell it right, though rather than adding them you can instead choose Report or Block.

Blocking will mean that person can no longer message you or send you friend requests.

If they have said something particularly egregious, perhaps sending you abuse or hate, you can also to Report them.

Reporting them will cause Xbox to examine their comments and maybe take action.

If you Report, you will also have to provide a Reason and can give an Additional Comment, if you need.

Selecting Report will finish your complaint!

Once this is done, you may want to instead add people you like, check out our guide on how to add friends here!

Or perhaps find out how to change your Gamertag so these people can’t bother you ever again!

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