Xbox Series X 22 Apr 2021 4:38 PM +00:00

Xbox Series X And Series S: How To Improve Wireless Signal And Fix Lag

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Lag, the bane of every gamer's existence.

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Over time it becomes less of an issue, with providers making more affordable internet plans with higher speeds.

Even so, sometimes you'll find yourself lagging on Xbox and it's actually got nothing to do with the internet itself.

Though if you're trying to play on Christmas with every other new owner, a dip in speeds might be expected!

Find out some of the ways you can reduce lag on your new Xbox Series X and S below!

READ MORE: Xbox Series X Review: Is This Microsoft's Best Console Ever?

How To Fix Lag

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Refresh Your Connection

It may sound silly but you'd be surprised how few users actually try this step!

Head to your Xbox Network Settings and find where it says 'Go offline'.

Disconnect your internet and reconnect it, fingers crossed this is the quick fix for you.

Restart Your Router

You've likely heard friends on multiple occasions say that they're going to restart their router, if you haven't you've likely got the best internet speeds out there as do your friends.

Simply either turn your router off and on again at the switch or unplug it and plug back in.

Always make sure to check with others in your household before you do so though!

If it's still not working don't stress! We've got more advice.

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Turn Off Background Apps

Just like a computer running too many tabs in Chrome, your Xbox will feel the pressure with multiple background apps running.

Press the Xbox button or head to your Home Screen, hover over the app you want to close, press the Menu button and select Quit.

READ MORE: Xbox Series X, Series S: What game should you play first?

Disconnect Other Devices From WiFi

Okay, this can be a real solution for lag although, its not an excuse to kick your little sister off of Roblox.

Sometimes certain devices that aren't being actively used will be connected to the internet.

The fewer devices connected, the less laggy, in most cases.

Once again, check with other household members before you go on a rampage disconnecting everyone.

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Wired Connection

It might just be that you're too far from your router or your internet plan doesn't have high enough speeds for wireless play.

Looks like it may be time to grab an ethernet cable and turn to a wired connection.

Upgrade Your Internet Provider Plan

If you really can't bear the idea of a wired connection, your last option is to change your internet plan.

Get in contact with your provider or go online to their site and find a plan which suits you best.

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