Xbox One Instant Sign-in

How to set up Xbox One to sign you in automatically

You can configure your Xbox One to log you in automatically every time you start your console, and here's how to do it.

Unless you have a Kinect setup on your Xbox One, every time you turn on your console, you’ll need to manually sign in to your account, which isn’t a complicated process, but they’re additional steps that shouldn’t have to go through.

If you want to avoid the extra steps, it’s possible to change your console settings to sign-in automatically.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to sign-in automatically on Xbox One, Xbox One S, or even your Xbox One X.

How to set up instant sign-in on Xbox One

The process to configure your console to sign you in automatically using the instant sign-in feature is very straightforward, just follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Account.

    Xbox One Settings
    Xbox One Settings
  3. Click on Instant sign-in.

    Xbox One auto sign-in option
    Xbox One auto sign-in option
  4. Click on Use instant sign-in to confirm.

    Confirm Instant sign-in settings
    Confirm Instant sign-in settings

Once you completed the steps, every time you start your Xbox One, you’ll be signed in automatically.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.