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Xbox Slow Download Speed Update Fix

Xbox Slow Download Speed Update Fix
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So you’re sat waiting patiently for your game’s latest update to download. Then suddenly you notice your Xbox is slowly downloading at Kbps! Yes that’s right KBPS!!

I had this issue when I was downloading the lastest COD Warzone update, totally around 100GB ish or something silly like that. That’s when I spent all evening trying to work out why.

I eventually came across this solution:

Basically I had to go into network settings and turn off the two auto download tabs. This allows the Xbox and apps to update in sleep mode or in the background. I think this is what slows it down as some part of the Windows 10 based software is downloading updates / throttling the donwloads. I’ve turned this back n after and seems to work fine still so thats something to bare in mind.

These are the steps I took:

  1. Turn off settings for auto download under network settings.
  2. Turn off my Xbox (Full Shutdown)
  3. Turn off my router and turn on after 10 seconds.
  4. wait for internet to be back on and then start the Xbox

I then went to 20 Mbps!! Hurray!

let me know if this has worked for you and check out the video for a more detailed overview!

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