How to Access Cloud Storage on Xbox One

How to Access Cloud Storage on Xbox One

The Xbox Live service provides the cloud Storage to gamers to save their game on the cloud. By using the cloud storage, anyone can save their game and play it on multiple consoles. It’s an amazing feature that you can use on Xbox One. Here we will learn how to access cloud storage on Xbox One.

A game that gets saved on cloud storage will get saved on Xbox live servers. When you use other Xbox console you can start playing games from the cloud storage. You can continue playing where you saved your game for the last time.

How to Access Cloud Storage on Xbox One

To Access the cloud storage on your Xbox One, first, you need to set up first. After setting up you will be ready to start the Xbox Live server’s Cloud Storage. The required tights are mentions here.

  • An Xbox Live Gold or general Xbox Live account of yours.
  • A stable internet connection, that is connected to your Xbox One console.
  • Minimum 514 MB(Megabyte) space on your Xbox One.

Those are the mandatory elements to turn on cloud storage on your Xbox One. Make sure you have your Xbox Live account signed into Xbox One. Configure the network connection through a router. Lastly, look if you have the minimum space left on the local cache of Xbox One. Now, turn on the cloud storage.

Turn on the Cloud Storage on Xbox One

By turning on the cloud storage, you can start saving your game data to Xbox Live servers. Those are the steps for setting up cloud storage on Xbox One.

Step 1: Power on your Xbox One.

Step 2: Go to Xbox Dashboard.

Step 3: Now enter Settings > System.

Step 4: Select the Storage option from the menu.

Step 5: Finally, enter into Cloud Saved Games.

Step 6: Turn on the cloud storage by selecting Enable Cloud Saved Games.

You have set up the cloud storage on Xbox One. Now you can save your game data on cloud storage. Then play the cloud saved games on any console. A local memory gets selected for cloud storage. So, now you can save or move games on cloud storage to play later.

Please remember, the initial size of Xbox One cloud storage is around 2GB. It’s better to save games that you need to play on another console. Or you can save the games that you are in progress. Don’t save every game to cloud storage, otherwise, you may get a shortage of space.

How to Save or move Saved Game to Cloud Storage

New Games

If you are playing a new game, then you will get prompted on ‘Where you will save your game progress?’. Just select the Cloud Saved Games option to save your game. Now each time you sign-in to Xbox Live account and play the game, all progress will get automatically saved on cloud storage.

Exiting Games

But, if you want to move a previously saved Xbox one game to cloud storage, you have to follow the mentioned steps.

Step 1: Firstly, Log-in to your Xbox Live account.

Step 2: Now enter into Settings.

Step 3: Go to System > Storage.

Step 4: Then choose the storage device that has the saved game data.

Step 5: Enter into Games option.

Step 6: Now select the game with the game including saved game.

Step 7: Select Move option.

Step 8: At the end, chose the Cloud Storage.

Hurray! You have moved your saved game to cloud storage. In the same way, you can also move your saved game from Cloud Storage to the hard drive. Now, you can play your saved games on another console using Xbox Live Cloud Storage.

Access Cloud Storage on Another Console

The amazing thing is that you can play your saved games from any ware using cloud storage. Just like your friend’s house. Here’s the way to access Xbox One Cloud Storage on another console.

Step 1: Open the Xbox One console.

Step 2: Sign-in to your Xbox Live account.

Step 3: Make sure you have turned on Cloud Access.(See the first tutorial)

Step 4: Start playing the game.

In between the game, if you get asked to save the game, always select Cloud Saved Games as a storage device. If you don’t do this, game progress won’t get saved to Cloud storage. However, now you have access to Cloud storage so start playing the game.

Is it Safe to use Cloud Storage on Xbox One?

As long as you have a working internet connection, it’s safe to use cloud storage. When you save a game to Cloud storage, first it gets saved on your local memory. Then it starts uploading to Cloud server.

Generally, when you left a game, the game data will get uploaded to Xbox Live server automatically. To see the uploading process, do this.

Step 1: Press the Guide button on your Xbox One controller.

Step 2: Go to Games & Apps > Active Downloads.

Then you will see the game data is uploading to cloud server. As long as you have an internet connection, you can turn off your Xbox One. It will say in the safe mood until the uploading is completed. But if you unplug your Xbox One, the uploading gets paused. It will start again when your Xbox is turned on and connected to the internet.

Turn off Cloud Storage on Xbox One

No meter how useful Cloud storage is, you may have to turn it sometime. Before turning off the cloud storage on your Xbox One, you may want to move the saved game from to your local hard drive. Once done that, you can turn off Cloud Storage.

Step 1: Go to Xbox 360 Dashboard > Settings.

Step 2: Then select Storage.

Step 3: Now highlight Cloud Saved Games and press Y button on your Xbox One controller.

Step 4: Select Disable Cloud Saved Games. Done!

If the reason is to disable cloud storage is facing errors, then you can fix them by using the solution below.

Fix Errors

You may face different kinds of errors during using the Xbox Live cloud storage. Here’s we have found some general errors and their easy fixes.

Game not supported

Some of the Xbox One games are not designed to save on Cloud Storage. So, you can’t save those kinds of games on Xbox Live server. It’s better to save the game your local memory and play it later. However, you can wait for Microsoft to make those games nonionizable.

We couldn’t sync your info with the cloud

Generally, you get this error message when the Xbox One can’t connect to Xbox Live server. This error may appear if there’s some on your internet connection. So, configure the net connection properly. If still get’s problem, contact your network operator.

Your cloud saved games and the saved game copies on your console are out of sync. Which do you want to use?

When Xbox One detects two versions of the saved game on cloud storage, the error message will get displayed. As a solution, you have to select the Cloud saved games to avoid further problem.

Xbox One network problem

If there’s any problem on your Xbox One settings, you may get network problems. To check the problem, you can go to Xbox Deash board > settings > all settings > network > Network Settings. Then click on Test network connection button. Now you can recognize the problem from the test result.

Can’t retrieve information from Xbox Live

You may get this type of problem when the Xbox Live server is in high traffic. Or the server has got down for a little period. You can inform about the server problem to Microsoft. Use the ‘notify me when this service is up and running’ option. Hopefully, the problem would get solved very quickly.

Last Lines

However, the Xbox One cloud storage is amazing feature to use. Generally, you won’t face any problem if your Xbox One gets connected to Xbox Live server on regular basis. Also, make sure that your game saves are being uploaded to the cloud server.

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4 thoughts on “How to Access Cloud Storage on Xbox One”

  1. Hello, i cant find cloud option in my settings. Neither for saved games nor new games. I want to backup my game saved data but i don’t have the option.

    • Hey Firas, thanks for the question.
      Ans. 1: Did you try this way? Games and Apps >> Select the game with the 3 lines. It will show game install size and saved data.
      Ans. 2: You don’t need to backup your game, everything backs up on the cloud automatically.
      To check this, get a new Xbox or ask your friends, the save data will automatically sync and download to that console.

      Hope this will solve your problem.

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