How to Uninstall a Game on Xbox One?

If you are a proud owner of the Xbox One S and Xbox One X then you might know that it comes with a lot of storage space. This means you have an ample amount to store your favourite games. Despite such storage space sometimes, Xbox One hard drive becomes full. At that point, the only option you are left with is to uninstall the game or move games to the external hard drive.

Uninstall Game

The good thing about uninstalling an Xbox One game is that it is a reversible process. So, if you want to play games for which you were dying, but your hard drive is full of the older games, then you do not need to worry. You can reinstall any Xbox One games after you delete them. This is because; deleting games doesn’t affect your ownership rights.

The problem only occurs if you delete the games which were not saved in the hard drive but were only present on the physical disc. To play games after purchasing the game CD, you have to first install the game and once you uninstall it then reinstalling will take a lot of your time and your data pack.

Does uninstalling games from Xbox One will delete the progress of your Saved games?

One of the main concerns involved in uninstalling games from Xbox One is that the saved data is removed once you uninstall the game files. You can prevent this problem by copying your saved data to an external storage or you can move the entire game to an external hard drive, but Xbox One does have cloud storage that backs up your saved data.

To save your data on the cloud storage, you need to connect to the internet and signed into Xbox Live. In case you get disconnected from the internet in between the backup process then your data might not be saved. So, if you are worried about losing your progress and saved games when you uninstall, then you have to make sure that the internet connection is strong and you have signed in X box Live.

Note: – If you wish to play Xbox games on your PPC, then it is a must to have Windows 10 operating system on your PC.

Easy to follow steps to uninstall the game in Xbox One

The detailed steps to uninstall a game from Xbox One are mentioned below:-

  1. In the first step, you need to go to the ‘My Games & Apps’ section.
  2. Now, select and click on the game, which you wish to uninstall from your Xbox One.
  3. In this step, you have to visit and access the ‘Manage Game Screen’ page.
  4. From the list displayed, choose the game or content you want to Uninstall.
  5. Now, click on the ‘Confirm’ option to precede the Uninstalling process.

Note: – The same steps can be followed if you wish to play Xbox games on Windows 10 PC.

Can you reinstall Xbox One game once you delete it?

When you delete a game from Xbox One, then the game is removed from the gaming console, but you still have it. It’s the same situation, where you remove a game disc from the console and then throwing the game CD in the garbage.  You are free to reinstall any game which you have deleted as long as you have an apt storage space in the hard drive.

To reinstall games from Xbox One, you can follow the steps mentioned below:-

  1. In the first step, you need to go to the ‘My Games & Apps’ section.
  2. Now, click on the ‘Ready to install’ option.
  3. From the list displayed, choose the game or app which you have uninstalled previously.
  4. Click on the ‘Reinstall’ option.

To conclude:-

It is important to make room for new games in your console and delete the game data which is not needed now. For this, the article above, have already discussed the steps to uninstall and reinstall the games on your Xbox One gaming console. There can be other issues related to playing games on Xbox One and Windows 10 for which you can get help from Microsoft helpline number, available on its official website.

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