3 Important Features of Xbox One that a New User Should Know

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Xbox repairWant to become an Xbox pro? You’ll have to learn about the numerous hidden features in the Microsoft console which will take your gaming abilities to the next level.

If you are a beginner, you may be daunted at first. There’s a lot of food for your brain. If you are looking for some guidelines to start playing with your brand new console, here are a few of them to help you out.

1. Keep Playing an Xbox 360 Game on Xbox One

It’s not hidden from gamers that Xbox one can play several of the best Xbox 360 games. However, it’s not known commonly that it will enable you to keep playing an Xbox 360 game where you had left it.

For this, you have to allow cloud saving on your Xbox 360. Go to Settings –> System -> Storage -> Cloud Saved Games and then select “Enable”. Next time, when you play the game on your 360 and save it, select “Cloud Saved Games” as your saved location.

The saved game file will be uploaded to the cloud and you can access it while launching the same game on Xbox One. However, if you want this to work, you have to be an Xbox Live Gold Member.

2. Check the Bandwidth Used by those Multiplayer Games

There’s no doubt that multiplayer games like Star Wars and Overwatch are some of the best games on Xbox One. However, often multiplayer games are extremely data rich which can cause an issue if your data is limited by your broadband provider every month which may need you to find an Xbox repair service.

To remain ahead of any possible overage charges, use the built in bandwidth monitor built in Xbox One to check how much is being used by your games. Just go to Settings -> Network -> Bandwidth Usage.

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3. Using Your Smartphone as an Xbox Keyboard

The Xbox One comes with a wonderful interface, but until microphone support and Cortana support isn’t added by Microsoft to Xbox One controllers, it’s problematic to type in any text on the different Xbox login or settings screens. Fortunately Microsoft has considered about this problem and enables you to use your smartphone or tablet as a cordless keyboard. Just download the Xbox One SmartGlass app on your phone or tablet and ensure it’s linked to the same Wi-Fi network as that of the Xbox. Next open the app and select the “Connect” icon at the screen’s top and select your Xbox. If you’re on your Xbox console’s text entry screen, you can see a keyboard in the app that will let you type text easily.

Using these and other tips will make you proficient in Xbox use and of course, it will offer you an improved gaming experience.

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