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How To Remove an App From Xbox One

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Do you want to free up some space on your Xbox One by removing unnecessary apps? Luckily, going through this process is not as complicated as it appears to most users.

Quick Answer

To remove an app from Xbox One, turn on the console, press the “Xbox” button on the controller, choose “My games & apps”, select “Apps”, and highlight the application you want to delete. Press the “Menu” button on the controller, choose “Manage game”, and select “Uninstall all” to remove the app, saved data, and add-ons. 

To ease the task for you, we took the time to write a comprehensive step-by-step guide on removing an app from your Xbox one with clear instructions. We will also explore the process for reinstalling an app after removal.

Removing an App From Xbox One

If you don’t know how to remove an app from Xbox One, our following step-by-step method will help you do this task easily.

Step #1: Access the Apps on Xbox One

In the first step, you need to access the app you want to remove on Xbox One. To do this, turn on the Xbox console and press the “Xbox” button on the controller. Select “My games and apps” from the Home screen and press the “A” button on the controller to open it.

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Select “Apps” and choose the application you wish to remove from your Xbox One.

Quick Tip

Use the d-pad on the Xbox One controller to select the app you wish to delete.

Step #2: Remove an App From Xbox One

In the next step, press the “Menu” button on the Xbox controller and select “Manage Game” from the pop-up menu. Choose “Uninstall all” to remove the app, saved data, and add-ons. 

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Keep in Mind

If you choose “Uninstall game” from the pop-up menu, this will remove all the app data and add-ons and will not allow you to save your progress or back up the data.

All Done!

Again, choose “Uninstall all” to confirm the deletion of the app from the Xbox One.

How To Reinstall an Xbox App After Removal

After deleting an app from Xbox One, you can reinstall it on your device by following these steps.

  1. Turn on the Xbox console and press the “Xbox” button on the controller to turn it on.
  2. Access “My games & apps” from the Home screen.
  3. Choose “Ready to install”.
  4. Select the app you wish to reinstall.
  5. Choose “Install” from the pop-up menu.
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That’s It!

Now, you’ve successfully reinstalled a deleted app on your Xbox One.

How To Clear the MAC Address on Xbox One

If you cannot remove an app or game from your Xbox One, follow these steps to clear your MAC address.

  1. Turn on your Xbox One console, press the “Xbox” button on the controller, and go to “Profile and system”.
  2. Navigate to “Settings” > “General”.
  3. Click “Network Settings”.
  4. Select “Advanced Settings”.
  5. Choose “Alternate MAC address”.
  6. Choose “Clear it”.
All Set!

The Xbox One console will restart, and hopefully, now you can quickly uninstall an app afterward.

How To Remove and Re-Add Accounts on Xbox One

Another way to fix a malfunctioning Xbox One console is by removing your account and adding it again by doing these steps.

  1. Switch on the Xbox One console, press the “Xbox” button on the controller, and go to “Profile and system”.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Choose “Account”.
  4. Choose “Remove accounts”.
  5. Select your account and choose “Remove”.
  6. Head back to “Profile & system” and select “Add or switch”.
All Done!

Select “Add new”, enter your Microsoft account credentials to log in, and follow the on-screen instructions to access the Home screen. Now, you can remove an app from the console.

How To Delete Saved Data on Xbox One

It might be possible that the app or game data has corrupted, so you cannot delete it from the Xbox One by doing these steps.

  1. Switch on the Xbox One console, press the “Xbox” button on the controller, and go to “My games and apps”.
  2. Select “See all”> “Games”.
  3. Choose the required game & press the “Menu” button on the Xbox controller.
  4. Choose “Manage game and add-ons”.
  5. Select “Saved data”.
  6. Select “Delete all”, and the console restarts.
More Methods

You can also power cycle a malfunctioning Xbox One console. To do this, press the “Xbox” button on the controller for 10 seconds to power off the console and disconnect all the cables.

After waiting for 15 seconds, plug the cables back and press the “Xbox” button on the controller to turn it on.

Summary

In this guide, we’ve discussed removing apps from Xbox One. We’ve also discussed a method for reinstalling a deleted app on the console.

Moreover, we’ve shared several troubleshooting methods to fix a malfunctioning Xbox One console by clearing the Mac address, removing and re-adding the account, and deleting app data.

Hopefully, your question is answered in the article, and now you can quickly remove unnecessary applications from the console to free up space.

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