Last Updated on June 8, 2022 by Yildirim Sertbas
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s newest gaming console, and it offers some great features that gamers will love. One of these features is the ability to put the console into sleep mode. This allows you to save power and keep your games paused until you’re ready to resume playing. In this blog post, we will discuss how to put Xbox Series X into sleep mode so that you can get back into action as quickly as possible!
Xbox Series X is the first console to feature a sleep mode
The Xbox Series X standby mode is a new energy-saving mode that can conserve power and improve performance when you’re not playing games.
How to put your Xbox Series X to sleep mode
- Here’s how to put your Xbox Series X into sleep mode:
- Press and hold the Xbox button on the front of the console for about ten seconds.
- Select Restart from the power menu that appears.
- Once the console has restarted, select Settings.
- Under General, select Power mode & startup.
- Select energy-saving from the power mode options.
Your console will now enter sleep mode when it’s not in use. To wake it up, just press the Xbox button on the front of the console.
How long will the Xbox Series X stay in sleep mode?
The Xbox Series X will stay in sleep mode indefinitely until you wake it up. However, if you don’t use your console for an extended period of time, it will enter hibernation mode.
Hibernation mode is a deep sleep that conserves even more power than regular sleep mode. To wake your console from hibernation, just press the Xbox button on the front of the console.
You can also wake your console remotely by using the Xbox app on your smartphone or tablet.
Benefits of using the sleep mode on your Xbox Series X
There are several benefits to using sleep mode on your Xbox Series X:
- It conserves power and can improve performance when you’re not playing games.
- You can wake your console remotely by using the Xbox app on your smartphone or tablet.
- It can extend the life of your console by reducing wear and tear.
Disadvantages of not using the sleep mode on your Xbox Series X
Not using sleep mode on your Xbox Series X can have some disadvantages:
- Your console will use more power and generate more heat when it’s in use.
- You won’t be able to wake your console remotely by using the Xbox app.
- It can shorten the life of your console by increasing wear and tear.
Xbox Series X instant-on standby mode
Xbox Series X instant-on Standby mode is a new feature that allows your console to stay in a low-power state, so it can turn on faster and resume your game or activity quicker. Here’s how to put your Xbox Series X into sleep mode:
Press and hold the Xbox button on the front of the console for about ten seconds until the light on the button goes off. The console is now in sleep mode.
To wake the console, press the Xbox button on the front of the console or on your controller.
You can also use voice commands to put your console into sleep mode. To do this, say “Hey Cortana, goodnight” when you’re signed in to your gamertag. You can also say “Hey Cortana, wake up” to turn on your console.
If you’re playing a game, and you want to put your console into sleep mode, press the Xbox button on your controller, then select Sleep from the power menu.
Sleep mode conserves power and helps reduce wear and tear on your Xbox Series X.
How do I make my Xbox Series X download when it’s off?
You can set your console to download games and updates when it’s in sleep mode. To do this, go to Settings > General > Power mode & startup and select Instant-on from the power mode drop-down menu. Then, select Background downloads.
Now your Xbox Series X will download games and updates while it’s in sleep mode, so they’ll be ready to play when you wake it up.
So, there you have it! Be sure to put your Xbox Series X into sleep mode when you’re not using it to get the most out of your console. Thanks for reading!
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