My console is set to use the Instant-On power mode and I’ve checked the box allowing it to “download updates automatically” when in this mode.

However, when I launch games and apps, I still see the “Oh, shoot. We need to update first” screen quite often. I’ve also noticed that items in my download queue are not completed while in Instant-On mode.

Is this setting really just for system updates? Or does it apply to app/game updates as well? Is it available outside the United States or something silly?

Edit: My console does go to sleep so that is not the issue.

  • Do you have the energy saver mode turned on or the quick start mode turned on? When I set up my new system last night it implied automatic updates were only guaranteed to be smooth if you were on the Quick Start mode (which means its always on). – James Oct 23 '15 at 2:09
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    I asked a similar question here, and found a solution that works for me. We may not have the same issue though, I never had problems with my download queue. – Dpeif Oct 23 '15 at 3:41
  • this seems to be the exact problem you were having, and the solutions appear to be the same, too. – user106385 Oct 23 '15 at 4:47
  • That is not it. My console does go to sleep, it just doesn’t update any games or apps while in that state. – Aeyoun Oct 23 '15 at 10:07

I've never ran into this issue with my Xbox One. I have noticed occasionally that an update will show as being finished when I first boot up my One. I have left mine in Instant On mode since I bought it.

Xbox Support: Power Modes

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