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How to clear the cache on your Xbox Series S/X

Person clearing Xbox cache with controller

You're in the middle of an intense gaming session when suddenly, your console starts lagging or experiences software hiccups. Most troubleshooting sites call for clearing your Xbox® cache. But how exactly do you do it?

At uBreakiFix® by Asurion, we make tech easy. From console repairs to helping you with an Xbox that won’t turn on—we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide on how you can clear your Xbox Series X™ or Series S™ cache.

Why clear your Xbox cache?

Regularly clearing the cache on your Xbox Series X or Series S can resolve temporary glitches, enhance your console's performance, and remove temporary files that might be taking up unnecessary space. It's a simple yet effective way to keep your console running smoothly. 

Knowing how to do it can save you a web search if you run into Xbox troubles in the future. 

How to clear your Xbox S/X cache

The process of clearing the cache on an Xbox Series X and Series S is straightforward—we promise. Here’s how to get it done:

  1. Press and hold the Xbox button on your gaming controller and turn off the console.
  2. Once your Xbox is completely shut down, unplug it from the power source. Leave your console unplugged for about a minute. This pause allows the system to reset and clear its cache.
  3. Plug your console back in and turn it on. 

If you've tried these steps and still need a little help, we're right around the corner. Schedule a repair at the nearest uBreakiFix® by Asurion store and our certified experts can get your device back up and running as soon as the same day.

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