Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a heated gaming session on your Xbox One only to suddenly have your game slow down, or seen things freeze when there weren’t any problems earlier? Some people have also reported problems with loading games where you keep seeing the loading screen of the game but it doesn’t actually load.
The issue might be with the cache on your console, so before you try re-installing the game or sending your console for repairs, try clearing the cache. This handy how to should save you some trouble if your game suffers from slowdowns, freezing, or is unable to load. Unlike Xbox 360, the Xbox One does not have a menu option to clear the cache on your console. However, clearing the cache is really simple and you just need to follow a few steps.
There are two methods you can try and follow. The first has a single step, and might be the quickest way to solve your problem. The first method is to just hold the power button for 10 seconds, which will reset the console. In case that doesn’t work, there’s a slightly longer method you can try
- First, press and hold the power button on the console until it completely switched off.
- Unplug the power cable from the back of the console.
- Now you have to ensue any remaining power in the Xbox One battery is drained, so wait for two minutes and then press the power button four times.
- Plug the power cable back into the console.
- Wait for the light on the power brick to change from white to orange.
- Turn on the console using the power button.
This performs a cold restart of the console, clearing the cache. This should resolve most issues related to game performance.
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