Usually, when this happens, you press the menu button, but only to find out that there isn’t an option to close or restart the app. Then you find yourself having to restart your Xbox One to force the app or game to close, which is not an ideal solution. Thankfully, your game console includes an option to close an app or game, the only problem is that the option is hidden away for most users. In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to completely close an app or game when you may have encounter a problem, or if you’re just trying to switch to another one.

How to close an Xbox One app or game

Once you completed the steps to close the Xbox app or game, you can once again restart it. In the case, the app or game still not working, you can now try to restart your console to fix the issue. It’s worth noting that you can only do this with one app or game at a time. Unfortunately, Xbox One doesn’t include an option to close all running apps and games at once. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.