How to clear the cache on a Xbox Series X

In order to startup faster from standby mode, an Xbox Series X will use cached files. However, overtime these cached files can become corrupt or out of date, which can sometimes lead to your console not performing as expected. So in this video, we take a look at how you clear the cache on a Microsoft Xbox Series X.

Note: Many video game developers recommend clearing the cache on your games console to fix connectivity issues, game freezes, slow or unsuccessful game loads.

Quick reference notes:

The following technique will also work on of a Xbox Series S and the Xbox One.

  • Fully power down your Xbox.
  • Wait until the indicator light on the Xbox goes out.
  • Remove the Xbox’s power cord from your mains supply.
  • Unplug the power cord from the back of your Xbox.
  • Wait one to two minutes to allow the electricity to dissipate from the console.
  • We suggest that you repeatedly press the power button on the front of the console to help dissipate the any electricity stored in your Xbox.
  • Plug the power cord back into your Xbox
  • Connect the power cord to your mains supply
  • Turn on your Xbox

Note: As long as you follow the above advice you will not do any damage to your games console, its games or your account data. However, you should never just remove the mains power from your console while your Xbox is switched on.

An alternative method for clearing the Cache on a Xbox X is as follows:

  • From within the Xbox Series X home page select Profile and SystemSettingsDevices and ConnectionsBlue Ray
  • Select Persistant Storage
  • From within Persistent Storage choose Clear Persistent Storage

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