How to clean your Xbox One console without damaging it

One of the most important parts of owning an Xbox is keeping it clean and working, especially to avoid interior damage from dust build-up. Here we will teach you how to clean Xbox One:

To clean the exterior of the Xbox One, use a microfiber cloth to remove fingerprints, dirt, or other stains. This should also remove much of the dust that often accumulates on electronic devices, especially those stored in cabinets or under television stands.

In addition to the outward appearance, you may notice that your console fan makes more noise after many hours of use. For some, this noisy operation even results in slow gameplay or other issues.

To correct this, use a can of compressed air to remove the dust. Be sure to unplug your appliance before beginning any cleaning to avoid further damage or injury.

Microsoft does not recommend that you try to open the game console and urges you to seek professional assistance for any internal repairs. Unlike the Xbox 360, the Xbox One does not have a removable faceplate. Microsoft also cautions against using any type of liquid cleaner, as even careful use can lead to moisture damage to the console's ventilation system.

Tips for how to clean Xbox One

Here's how to clean your Xbox One, along with the supplies you'll need to do it.

  1. Disconnect your Xbox One.
  2. Start by using a microfiber cloth to clean the entire exterior. These are often the same lens cloths that are used for glasses. Other versions for cleaning are called dust cloths.
  3. Use the cloth to carefully clean the exterior of your console, including the top, bottom, front, back, and sides of the device. Routine cleaning will prevent a lot of dust from accumulating, which may require several cloths to thoroughly clean your device. Use circular motions to rub fingerprints or smudges on the plastic parts of your device, including the front and top.
  4. After cleaning the exterior of your Xbox One, use a can of compressed air to carefully remove any additional dust build-up inside the ports. These cans can be purchased in cheaper or more expensive varieties.
  5. Regardless of the type you useUse short bursts to remove build-up on the rear ports and vents of your console. Make sure you've unplugged the device before cleaning the rear ports.
  6. Go over the exterior again with a cloth to remove dust that has settled on your device.

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