Xbox One

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

Xbox gift cards and digital codes from Amazon: How to buy and redeem!

Did you know that you can buy Xbox One games from Amazon and redeem them on your gaming console Or that you can purchase an Xbox gift card from Amazon, apply it to your Xbox account, and use it to buy anything you want straight from your console You can also give Xbox gift cards away...

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...

Simple questions: What is a Microsoft account (Outlook, Xbox, Skype)?

Are you using operating systems from Microsoft like Windows 10 or Windows 81 Are you using Office 365 or OneDrive Do you have an Xbox console Do you use Skype If the answer is yes to any of these questions, chances are that you have a Microsoft account You may call it in a different...

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 reset the password for your Microsoft, Outlook or Xbox account

If you are using Xbox, Outlookcom, Windows 10, Office 365, Azure or other Microsoft products and services, you surely have a Microsoft account that you use to log in You might call it your Xbox account, your OneDrive account or some other name but they all are, in the end, a...

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! Here's...

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 couple...

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 Xbox One...

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 you don't...