How to disable startup sound on Xbox

If you don't like the Xbox startup sounds, you will learn how to disable it in this guide.

Xbox disable startup sounds
Xbox disable startup sounds
  • To turn off the Xbox Series X, S, or One startup sound, open Settings > General > Volume & audio output.
  • Then open “Additional options” and check the “Mute startup sounds” option to disable the sound at startup.

On Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One, starting with the October 2022 update is possible to disable the sounds the console plays when turned on.

The feature won’t improve performance, but it will help you prevent sudden loud audio when playing games in the middle of the night. Or if you don’t like the startup sounds.

This guide will teach you the easy steps to disable the startup sounds on your Xbox console.

Turn off startup sounds on Xbox

To disable all the startup sounds on Xbox Series X, S, or Xbox One, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Xbox.

  2. Click on General.

  3. Click the Volume & audio output tab.

  4. Under the “Advanced” section, click on Additional options.

    Additional options

  5. Under the “Power & startup” section, check the “Mute startup sounds” option to disable the sounds at startup.

    Xbox mute startup sounds

  6. (Optional) Select the Off option for the “Power chime” setting to disable the sound when the console first turns on.

Once you complete the steps, the next time you turn on your Xbox, the console will no longer play any sounds as it boots up.

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