I'm trading in my Xbox One to upgrade to the new 1TB model. What do I need to do now on my existing Xbox One so that all of my data can then be restored or what have you on the new Xbox One? I also want to ensure all accounts are gone from this Xbox before handing it over.

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    just to mention it, XB1 now supports external storage, and i believe Gamestop has a 3TB drive for something like $130 US? just a suggestion in case storage was the only reason youre trading in.
    – Dpeif
    Jun 24, 2015 at 11:50

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I'd say if you're worried about privacy issues, deleting your profiles from the console should be enough.

But, to clean out the storage space, you should go to Settings > Manage Storage and then delete all game data, including saves. You could alternatively delete local saves from the same Settings menu, one button down.

Then, just to be safe, you could restore factory defaults, the next button down in that same Settings category.

That will remove your games, your saves, and your profiles. Even if you just deleted your profiles though, your games and saved games would be inaccessible to a new owner without your gamertag and password.

Also, your data should sync to the new xbox one when you enter your profile data the first time. Id do some research though on games with saves that you really value, in case some games dont support that feature for some reason.

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