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Xbox One

Tutorials and articles about how to use the Xbox One console from Microsoft, for both gaming and entertainment.

What is a Microsoft account? The pros and cons of Microsoft accounts

Are you using a laptop with Windows 10 or a gaming PC with Windows 11? Are you editing documents with Microsoft 365 or synchronizing your files with OneDrive? Do you own an Xbox Series X console? Are you still video conferencing on Skype? If the answer is yes to any of these...

Razer Kaira X review: Entry-level headset for PlayStation and Xbox

Having a good headset for gaming is essential. You want your headset to be comfortable and to deliver good audio quality. Recently, Razer added a new gaming headset called Razer Kaira X to its lineup. It has already reached the stores' shelves, and we’ve had the chance to use and...

How to buy and redeem Xbox Gift Cards and games from Amazon

Do you want to buy an Xbox Gift Card from Amazon and redeem it on your Xbox account to purchase games from Microsoft Store? Or maybe you wish to purchase digital Xbox games from Amazon and redeem them on your Xbox console? You can also give them away as a present to a friend...

How do I reset my Microsoft account password?

If you are using Windows 10, Windows 11, Outlook, Microsoft 365, Xbox, Azure, or most of the other products and services offered by Microsoft, it’s almost a given that you also own a Microsoft account for logging in. You might call it your email account, Xbox account, OneDrive...

What is Microsoft's OneDrive? How is it used?

If you use a PC or a laptop with Windows 10, a Microsoft Surface tablet, or an Xbox One console, you have undoubtedly come across OneDrive, even if you don't use it. The same is true if you are using Office 365. You might have seen OneDrive even on your Android smartphone. Are you...

Simple questions: What is two-factor authentication or two-step verification?

In recent years a new security concept has made the headlines - two-step verification or two-factor authentication (2FA). It all started with Google enabling it for its users, and since then, many companies followed their example, including Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook. Even gaming...

How to learn what data Microsoft stores about you and how to delete it

Microsoft has created a portal where anyone with a Microsoft account can view all the personal data that it is stored by this company on their servers. You can see the browsing history that Microsoft has about you, your search history, your location history, the data stored by...

How to take screenshots on Xbox One & where to find them

Do you need to take a screenshot on your Xbox One console to show your friends the latest game you purchased or to use it as a background for your Xbox One dashboard? Whatever the reason, the latest version of the software for the Xbox One allows you to take screenshots by pressing a...

How To Change The Name Of Your Xbox One Console In 3 Steps

By default, every Xbox One console is named Xbox-SystemOS. If you ask us, it's a rather boring name, without any personality. If your Xbox One is connected to a network with many devices, you may want to identify it by giving it your own name. Something more exciting and unique!...

How to Set Your Xbox One to Automatically Sign-In With Your Account

In the Xbox One update that was made available in June 2014, a small and useful feature was added alongside others: the possibility to set the console to automatically sign-in with one account upon startup. Considering that most Xbox One users have only one account on their devices,...

How to Check the Remaining Battery Of Your Xbox One Controller

After using your Xbox One controller for some time, you might want to know how much battery it has left. If you go through Xbox One's settings you won't find anything related to the battery of its controllers. However, this piece of information can be easily learned by using a...

Learn the Serial Number, ID & Operating System Version of Your Xbox One

In case you have issues with your Xbox One and you need to return it to the warranty service or you simply need to talk with customer support, you might need to learn and use at least one of the following technical details: the serial number for your Xbox One, the console ID, the...

How to Update the Firmware on Your Xbox One Controller & Headset

One of the lesser known facts about the Xbox One is that this console provides separate firmware updates for its controllers and headsets. When you update the console itself, the controllers and headset(s) do not get updated in the process. You have to perform a separate firmware...

How to Update Your Xbox One & Find the Release Notes for Each Update

The way Xbox One handles system updates is different from Xbox 360 or Playstation. In this guide I will share everything there is to know about Xbox One updates, how they are performed, the changes they bring and how to find the release notes for each individual update. Let's...

How to Activate Xbox One Games or the Xbox One Live Gold Free Trial

When you buy an Xbox One console you receive a 14-days Xbox One Live Gold free trial that you can use to access all the console's feature. You might also receive a code to activate a game for free, depending on the Xbox One edition you have purchased. For example, I bought an...

How to Perform the 1st Time Setup on Your Xbox One Console

Have you bought an Xbox One console? Are you feeling excited? Do you want to go home, set it up in five minutes and start playing games? Not so fast buddy! You can't do that. Unfortunately, the initial setup process for the Xbox One is complex, lengthy and prone to failure, if...