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How to hard reset and power cycle your Xbox Series S/Xbox Series X

When using your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X, you may run into crashes, glitches and issues. A common fix for these problems is to perform a hard reset or power cycle on the console.

To find out how to do so, you can check out this step-by-step tutorial at Seeking Tech.

How to hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X using Power Center

To hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X console by using the Power Center, you need to take the following steps:

1. First off, you need to press and hold the Xbox button on your controller. This button has the Xbox logo and will light up when pressed.

2. You should now be in the Power Center menu, which will ask what do you want to do.

Here, you need to select the “Restart console option.”

3. The next screen will ask if you want to restart your Xbox console.

Select the “RESTART” option to hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X.

The console will then reboot itself.

How to hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X using the Guide menu

You can also hard reset your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X console by using the Guide menu although this will take longer than using the Power Center.

If you are still interested in this method, then you need to do the following:

1. Press the Xbox button on your controller to bring up the Guide menu.

2. Inside the Guide menu, navigate over to the Profile & system tab.

3. On the Profile & system tab, select Settings.

4. Once you are in the Settings menu, select General on the left side.

5. In the General Settings menu, select the “Power mode & startup” option.

6. Inside the General Power mode & startup menu, select the “Restart now” option.

7. You should get a message asking if you want to restart your Xbox console.

Select the “YES” option to reboot the system.

How to power cycle your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X

In order to power cycle your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X, you need to take the following steps:

1. Press and hold the Xbox button located on the console for around 10 seconds.

2. After you console has been shut down, you can press the Xbox button on either the console or your Xbox controller to turn the system back on again.

How to reset the power supply of your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X

To reset the power supply of your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X, you need to do the following:

1. Press and hold the Xbox button on your console for approximately 10 second to turn off its power.

2. Wait until the console completely shuts down and then unplug the power cable on the console.

3. Wait at least 30 seconds.

4. Once the time has passed, plugged the power cable back into the console.

5. Press the Xbox button on your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X to turn it back on again.