Xbox One – How to Free up Storage Space



If you’re the type of Xbox One gamer that prefers digital copies over physical discs, then there might come a time wherein you might find trouble keeping all of your games in Microsoft’s home gaming console. Sooner or later, the system will warn you that its storage space is nearing full capacity. If you want to learn how to free up some space for your home gaming system, read on.

Xbox One – How to Free up Storage Space

Freeing up Storage Space in Your Xbox One

Step 1 – First of all, you have to check what’s eating up all of the storage space in your Xbox One. For most, the main cause as to why the storage space in the console is near full capacity is because of all the digital copies of games. To see how much space a game is taking up, head on to “My Games & Apps.” To get there from the home screen, press the right trigger button on your controller and then select “My Games & Apps” to access it.

Step 2 – If you want to view information about an Xbox One game, or even delete it, select the title in the My Games & Apps menu, then press the “Menu” button on your controller. Afterwards, select “Manage Game.” In here, you will be able to see how much disk space is taking up by the save data of different Xbox profiles you have for that particular title.

Step 3 – Should you want to delete a game and its save data, select Manage All, then select Uninstall All. It will then lead you to a new screen which will allow you to move videogames between storage devices. You can do so if the console is connected to an external drive. If it is, then make sure that the external storage device is formatted to use the games.

Step 4 – Do note that your game saves are synchronized with the servers found over at Microsoft. You can even take advantage of such a functionality even if you did not pay for an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Therefore,  if you want to reinstall the game in the future, then the save game data will be recovered from Microsoft’s servers automatically to your console.

While deleting games can free up storage space for your Xbox One, do note that reinstalling them means that you have to wait once more for the download to be completed. However, you don’t have to worry about paying anything again just to download and install the game once more if you’ve already paid for the title in the past.


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