Xbox Series X and Series S: How to Factory Reset Your Console

Getting next-gen consoles is terrific, but navigating the system’s UI can be a little tricky at first, especially when you just want to get gaming on Christmas Day! This guide will help you know how to perform certain actions on your new Xbox Series X or Series S console.

Don’t be worried if you haven’t cracked it on your own, we’ve all been there!

So if you’re wanting to work out how to do a complete factory reset on your machine, here’s how!

How to Factory Reset Your Console

There can be a whole host of reasons you’d want to factory reset your Xbox Series X or S.

A common reason can be if you face some console breaking issue that can only be removed by these last-resort options.

Another reason could be you’re looking to sell or trade-in your console.

For whatever your reason, this guide will help you!

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Just like in the factory! Source: Xbox

Though make sure this is your best option, factory resetting can’t be undone, you’ll be able to redownload your games and data sure, but if you don’t have physical or cloud backups you could lose something.

But, if that’s all sorted, here’s your guide.

Firstly you’ll want to turn your Xbox system on.

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Next up, head to the menu by pressing the Xbox button on your controller.

Find the Profile tab, and then go to Settings.

Once here, scroll down to System, then select Console Info, Reset Console, Reset and Remove Everything.

After you’ve done all that, just wait for your Xbox Series X to carry it all out.

You may have to wait a little while but after a few minutes it should be done and your console will be reset!

This will include your settings, personal information and payment details alongside all your games, save files and apps.

We hope this guide helped, and please check out our others for your Xbox Series X and Series S needs!

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