Upgrade to Xbox One X
Transfer your content and settings to your new Xbox One X with ease, so you can get back to playing faster.
Backup your content
Copy the games and settings on your current Xbox One to an external storage device.
When your Xbox One X arrives, connect your storage device to apply your game and settings during setup. A bulk transfer option allows you to select and transfer as many games as you want all at once.
Turn on network transfer
Allow your new Xbox One to copy games and apps from your existing console on your home network.
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Top frequently asked questions
There are two ways to move your games and apps between consoles: external storage device and network transfer. We’ve improved your external storage options and introduced the all-new network transfer.
Xbox One now supports bulk storage transfer. On your current Xbox One, plug in and select your storage device from the menu, then select multiple games and apps to copy or move. Then, physically move your storage device to your new console, and you’re able to play straight from the device, no installation required. With this plug-and-play implementation, you’ll be gaming within minutes of unboxing your new Xbox One X.
You’ll need a storage device that’s USB 3.0 or faster, 256 GB or larger. The larger the better, especially if you plan on playing games that are enhanced for Xbox One X.
The Seagate Game Drive for Xbox is offered in multiple storage sizes. Check out the product listing here or visit your local Microsoft Store.
Yes, you can turn on settings backup which will copy your console settings to your storage device. Your new Xbox One X will automatically detect and apply those settings from the storage device during setup.
There are some settings that roam with your profile, but settings backup will back up a core set of console settings that are specific to that one console, such as notifications. Some hardware settings, like video and audio, are not copied, since we’ll set that up when we detect your hardware.
No. You can continue to use the internal storage device that came with your console, then use network transfer to copy your games and apps from your old console to your new Xbox One X.
New with the Fall 2017 update, network transfer will let you connect to other Xbox One consoles on your home network and copy games and apps from those consoles, saving you time and internet bandwidth.
Within Settings, turn on network transfer on your current Xbox One. This will make it so that your new Xbox One X can find your old console on your local network. Then, after setting your Xbox One X up, you’ll be able to connect to your old console, select multiple games and apps, and copy or move them over the network.
Many Xbox One games require updates to add the Xbox One X Enhanced features. You can download these updates ahead of time on your current console and copy them over to your new Xbox One X using external storage or network transfer, so you’re ready on day one.
No. With the fall update, these features will also be available on every console in the Xbox One family. Whether you’re upgrading to Xbox One X, Xbox One S, or just switching consoles, it all just works.