The cache on your Xbox One is used to store data for games and apps for quick access.
However, if it is not cleaned up regularly, it can get bogged down by saving too much data. If the cache is full, you might even get an Xbox notification telling you to clear it.
If your Xbox One is running slowly or has problems loading apps, clearing its cache may help.
Next, let’s take a look at how to clear the cache on xbox one and what to do if it doesn’t.
What does clearing Xbox cache do?
Clearing the cache on your Xbox will get rid of any games and apps with temporary data, which it uses to load them faster.
However, it does not delete any of your games, apps, saves, achievements, Gamescores, or any other user-related data.
How to clear the cache on your Xbox One
Unfortunately, there is no way to clear the cache from one of Xbox’s simple menus. You have to practice it.
1. Turn off your Xbox One by pressing and holding the power button on your console for about 10 seconds or until it turns off.
2. Once your Xbox One is completely powered off, unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet and the back of the console.
It’s important to note that you can’t simply unplug the power cord from the wall outlet—it must be disconnected from your Xbox One.
3. Wait a minute, then reconnect the power cord to the Xbox One console and power outlet.
4. Wait a minute. If you’re using the original Xbox One (instead of the Xbox One S or One X), observe the Xbox One’s power brick (the rectangular portion of the power cord) with a small white light. Once the white light turns orange, you can turn your Xbox One back on. If you’re using an Xbox One S or One X, just wait a minute and then turn it on.
Your Xbox One’s cache should now be cleared and the console should run more smoothly.
What should I do if my cache can’t be cleared?
If your Xbox still gives you cache-related issues after trying to clear it, it may mean that the operation was unsuccessful. Your only option is to perform a soft factory reset.
Note that before proceeding with the instructions below, make sure your Xbox One console has been updated to the latest firmware version.
1. When the Xbox One console is turned on, press the Xbox button on your controller to open the Xbox Guide menu.
2. Select “Settings” and press the A button.
3. Highlight System in the menu on the left, select Console Information on the right, and press A.
4. Select Reset Console and press A.
Xbox will then reset all settings and delete everything except games and apps.