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The ultimate guide to downloading games on Xbox Series X in sleep mode


How to Download Games and Updates While Your Xbox Series X is Off




The Xbox Series X is the most powerful game console currently available, featuring detailed graphics, fluid frame rates, and rapid load times. The device also sports a fantastic game library, with backwards compatibility going all the way back to the original Xbox.


But what if you want to download games and updates while your Xbox Series X is off? Maybe you want to save some electricity, avoid disturbing others with fan noise, or just keep your console out of sight. Or maybe you want to remotely manage your downloads from your phone or PC.




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In this article, we will show you how to download games and updates while your Xbox Series X is off using different power options and modes. We will also show you how to use the Remote Play feature and the Xbox Family Settings app to control your downloads from anywhere.


Introduction




What is the Xbox Series X and what are its features?




The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's flagship game console that launched in November 2020. It is part of the fourth generation of Xbox consoles, along with its smaller sibling, the Xbox Series S.


The Xbox Series X boasts impressive specifications that make it capable of delivering true 4K gaming at up to 120 frames per second (FPS), as well as supporting 8K resolution and Dolby Vision HDR. It also has a custom 1 TB SSD that reduces load times and enables Quick Resume, a feature that lets you switch between multiple games Additionally, the Xbox Series X has a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive that can play physical discs, as well as a wide range of digital games that can be downloaded from the Xbox Store or accessed through subscription services like Xbox Game Pass and EA Play.


Why would you want to download games and updates while your Xbox Series X is off?




Downloading games and updates while your Xbox Series X is off can have several benefits, such as:


  • Saving energy and money: By turning off your console when you are not using it, you can reduce its power consumption and lower your electricity bill. According to Microsoft, the Xbox Series X uses around 10-15 watts in standby mode, compared to 180-200 watts when playing games.



  • Reducing noise and heat: By turning off your console when you are not using it, you can also prevent it from generating fan noise and heat that might disturb you or others in your household. The Xbox Series X has a large fan and a vapor chamber cooling system that keep it from overheating, but they can also produce some audible sound when running at full speed.



  • Keeping your console updated and ready to play: By downloading games and updates while your console is off, you can ensure that your console and games are always up to date and ready to play whenever you want. You can avoid waiting for long downloads or installations when you turn on your console, and enjoy the latest features and bug fixes for your games.



  • Managing your downloads remotely: By downloading games and updates while your console is off, you can also control your downloads from anywhere using your mobile or Windows device. You can use the Xbox app or the Xbox Family Settings app to browse, buy, and download games and updates to your console over the internet, even when you are away from home.



What are the power options and modes on the Xbox Series X?




The Xbox Series X has two main power options that affect how it behaves when it is turned off: Shutdown (Energy Saving) and Sleep (Instant-On). These options can be changed in the Settings > General > Power mode & startup menu on your console.


The Shutdown (Energy Saving) option completely turns off your console when you press the power button or select Turn off console from the Guide menu. This option saves the most energy, but it also means that your console will not download games or updates while it is off, unless you enable automatic updates in the Settings > System > Updates & downloads menu. It also means that you will not be able to use Remote Play or Quick Resume features while your console is off.


The Sleep (Instant-On) option puts your console into a low-power state when you press the power button or select Turn off console from the Guide menu. This option consumes more energy, but it also allows your console to download games and updates while it is off, as well as enabling Remote Play and Quick Resume features. You can also turn on your console remotely using the Xbox app on your mobile or Windows device.


How to Download Games and Updates While Your Xbox Series X is Off




How to enable the Sleep (Instant-On) mode on your Xbox Series X




If you want to download games and updates while your Xbox Series X is off, you will need to enable the Sleep (Instant-On) mode on your console. To do this, follow these steps:


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  • Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the Guide menu.



  • Select Profile & system > Settings > General > Power mode & startup.



  • Select Power mode and choose Sleep (Instant-On).



  • Select Apply changes to save your settings.



Now, whenever you turn off your console by pressing the power button or selecting Turn off console from the Guide menu, it will enter a low-power state that allows it to download games and updates while it is off.


How to enable the Remote Play feature on your Xbox Series X




If you want to download games and updates while your Xbox Series X is off using your mobile or Windows device, you will need to enable the Remote Play feature on your console. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the Guide menu.



  • Select Profile & system > Settings > Devices & connections > Remote features.



  • Select Enable remote features and choose Allow remote play with this device.



  • Select Apply changes to save your settings.



Now, whenever you turn off your console by pressing the power button or selecting Turn off console from the Guide menu, it will enter a low-power state that allows it to stream games and updates to your compatible phone, tablet, or PC over the internet. You will need a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox Wireless Controller and a Microsoft account with an Xbox profile to use this feature.


How to use the Xbox app on your mobile or Windows device to download games and updates remotely




If you want to download games and updates while your Xbox Series X is off using the Xbox app on your mobile or Windows device, you will need to install the app on your device and sign in with your Microsoft account. To do this, follow these steps:


  • Download the Xbox app from the App Store or Google Play Store on your mobile device, or from the Microsoft Store on your Windows device.



  • Open the app and sign in with your Microsoft account that is linked to your Xbox profile.



  • Select My Library from the bottom menu on your mobile device, or from the left sidebar on your Windows device.



  • Select Consoles from the top menu and choose your Xbox Series X console from the list. Make sure your console is connected to the same network as your device, or that you have enabled Remote Play on your console.



  • Select Remote install from the top menu and browse, buy, and download games and updates to your console. You can also manage your storage space and queue from this menu.



Now, you can download games and updates while your Xbox Series X is off using the Xbox app on your mobile or Windows device. You can also turn on your console remotely and stream games to your device using Remote Play.


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