1. Power Button Sensitivity
The Xbox One is equipped with a capacitive button instead of a physical one. Instead of pressing the button to turn on/off the Xbox, it uses sensors to identify your finger’s movements. It uses basic technology that is used in your smartphones, laptops, touch television.
Its sensor technology makes it sensitive towards dust particles, debris, or other materials on the surface of the button. Try gently cleaning down the console with a microfiber cloth to wipe off the external activating agents.
Subsequently, any movements around the console like your pet playing or kids meddling can trigger your Xbox to turning on by itself.
2. Controller Failure
One of the updated features of Xbox allows you to turn on/off the console using the controllers and the controllers are wireless. A malfunctioning controller might be activating the console by itself. Hence, make sure that the button is not stuck down or damaged.
To check your controller’s functioning, just remove the batteries while not in use and observe if the problem still exists. If the console is still turning on without your input, then the problem is not with the controller. In that case, you can get it repaired or replace it with a new one.
It is always advised to keep the controller tucked in to avoid possible physical damage and to increase the durability of the controller.
3. Pending System Update
If there is any pending system update left or didn’t have any update for a while then consequently your Xbox might turn on by itself.
The instant-on feature allows your Xbox, to update by itself when the console is not in use. The motive of this unauthorized action is to save your time and give you an uninterrupted gaming experience.
Xbox tries to update automatically on its own, by turning on the console to install new firmware.
To avoid these self decisions, disable the automatic update option or be proactive, to avoid your Xbox intervention.
Steps To Disable Automatic Updates:
To prevent your Xbox from automatically updating by itself, disable the instant-on feature. Alternatively, if you don’t want to completely disable the instant-on feature, you can omit it by merely turning off automatic updates.
Press the Guide button on your Xbox controller.
Go to System -> Settings.
Click on System -> Updates & downloads
Uncheck the box that says Keep my console up to date, keep my games&apps and Allow the remote installation to prevent from automatically turning and updating.
Restart the console and you are done.
4. Check Cortana and Kinect
5. Power Cycle the Console
Otherwise, you can connect the power cord to a different power outlet. This routine may not assure you to fix major software issues, but you might sometimes get lucky.
6. Find HDMI-CEC Option
The TV set is equipped with HDMI-CEC (Consumer electronic control) control. It permits your TV set to control HDMI devices that include your Xbox console.
This is a reason for the console to turn by itself but, you can eradicate the issue by disabling the HDMI-CEC feature from your TV setting. The process to disable might differ for each manufacturer. So check your TV user manual or seek help from tv manufacturers.
So I hope you like this post, may it help you to track down the cause that leads your Xbox to turn on by itself. As per my knowledge, these are the different ways to identify and resolve the automatic turning on issue. If you are facing any issues to find out the problem, please don’t hesitate to mention them in the comments below.
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