October Xbox Update: 4K Dashboard, Xbox Night Mode, and More


  • 4K dashboard on Xbox Series X consoles – increased sharpness and text readability
  • Xbox night mode – reduce and adjust light of your Xbox display, console, and controller
  • Quick settings – easily switch settings to have a personalized experience

We are excited for Team Xbox to bring new ways of making Xbox more enjoyable. With you as the centre, we will refine and release brand new features based upon your feedback. This month’s update includes the natively rendered 4K dashboard on Xbox Series X consoles, Xbox night mode, Quick Settings and more.

4K Dashboard for Series X

The Xbox Series X offers next-gen gaming through true-to-life 4K video. Prior to today’s update, the Xbox Series X dashboard, Guide, and other menus were upscaled from 1080p to 4K. Players who are keen on detail and appreciate 4K want a clear experience when using the dashboard. After listening to your suggestions, we began testing higher resolution dashboards.

We’re excited to share that starting today, players with an Xbox Series X connected to a 4K display will see the dashboard natively rendered in 4K. You can experience 4K while browsing the Home, My Games & Apps, Guide, and many other experiences. The screen’s UI elements, like buttons and game art, will be sharper and more easily read.

Xbox Night Mode

Xbox Night Mode is a set of settings which adjust light sources to darken rooms at night. It also supports gamers who are sensitive or dimmed by light. The connected display and power buttons on the controller can be used to dim or customize the lighting. If you’re a movie fan, you can now enjoy theater-like total darkness while watching your favorite films!

Xbox Night Mode adds an adjustable blue light filter to your display that allows you to dim the screen. S consoles.|S consoles.

The customizations are compatible across apps, games and Xbox systems. They do not have an impact on performance, screenshots, or video clips.

A night mode schedule can be created that automatically switches between Dark or Light themes. Or you can create your own schedule and manually turn night mode on/off.

To start using Xbox night mode to dim and filter your screen, as well as dim your console & controller LED brightness, go to Setting >Accessibility Night modeOr Settings > TV & display options > Night mode.

You can quickly change settings

You can now quickly find and adjust your accessibility settings using the Quick Settings menu in the Xbox Guide. This lets you toggle accessibility settings quickly and without needing to exit your application or game. It’s also a big benefit for families if you share a console with others who have different accessibility needs. You can use quick settings to switch features on or off, depending on who is currently using the console. This allows everyone to easily adjust the settings for their own experience.

Get involved in shaping the future for Xbox

For future updates, stay tuned to Xbox Wire. For support related to Xbox updates, visit support.xbox.com.

If you’d like to help create the future of Xbox and get access to early features such as Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), go to Xbox Insiders on your Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or Windows 10 PC today. Let us know what you think – we’re always listening!

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