When you play games on Xbox online, your data will be saved to the cloud automatically. This gives you the facility to play the games from where you left them on another Xbox console by signing into your account. Usually, Xbox does not take a long time to sync data to the cloud but some users get the “Your other Xbox is taking a long time to sync to the cloud” error message on their Xbox Consoles. Clicking on the Try again button does not bring any change for some users. If you see this error message, the solutions provided in this article will help you fix the problem.
Your other Xbox is taking a long time to sync to the cloud
Xbox shows the “Your other Xbox is taking a long time to sync to the cloud” error message usually when the user has played the game on another Xbox and that Xbox has not completed the syncing yet. However, there could be other reasons too that trigger this error. The following solutions will help you resolve this issue on your Xbox Console. Use these solutions in the exact order they are mentioned here.
- Check your internet connection
- Complete sync on another Xbox Console
- Clear the cache on your Xbox Console
- Remove and add your profile
Let’s see all these fixes in detail.
1] Check your internet connection
These types of problems also occur due to an unstable internet connection. Check if your internet connection is working fine or not. If you have an ethernet cable, connect your Xbox Console with that cable and try again. If the issue was occurring due to a network glitch, this will fix the problem. You should also restart your router to fix the network glitch.
If your internet connection is working fine, the problem might be associated with another Xbox Console. Now, proceed ahead to the next solution.
2] Complete sync on another Xbox Console
As mentioned above, the major advantage of cloud save is that you can play your games on another Xbox Console simply by signing in to your profile. If you have played the game on another Xbox Console, say on your friend’s console, the problem might be occurring due to incomplete sync on that console.
To make it easy to understand for you, let’s name the Xbox Consoles A and B. Xbox Console A is the console on which you are experiencing the error and Xbox Console B is the console on which you played the game before, say your friend’s console.
Now, keep the Xbox Console A open and contact your friend or any other person to turn on Xbox Console B and sign in to your profile on console B. After signing in to your profile, load your saved game data and let Xbox Console B finish syncing it to the cloud. Once console B finishes the sync process, select Try again on Xbox Console A and wait till console A checks if another device has finished syncing. After that, you can sign out of another console (Xbox Console B). This should fix the issue.
3] Clear the cache on your Xbox Console
If despite trying the above fix, the issue persists, the problem is occurring due to another cause. Clear the cache on your Xbox Console and see if it braings any changes. This action will clear the temporary data stored on your console which is used by games and apps to speed up the requests. The easiest way to clear the cache on Xbox Consoles is to power cycle them:
- Press and hold the Xbox button to turn off your Xbox Console.
- Remove the power cord and wait for a few minutes.
- Reinsert the power cord and turn on your Xbox Console.
4] Remove and add your profile
If the problem still persists, remove your profile from Xbox Console and add it again. Go through the following instructions to remove your profile from Xbox Console.
- Press the Xbox button to bring up the Guide.
- Go to “Profile & system > Settings > Account > Remove accounts.”
- Select the profile that you want to remove and select Remove.
- Restart your console and open the Guide.
- Go to “Profile & System > Add or switch > Add new” and and your profile again.
How do I fix my Xbox One sync?
The Xbox One syncing issues usually occur due to poor internet connection. Hence, make sure that your internet connection is working fine. You should restart your router to fix the network glitch. In most cases, clearing the Xbox cache fixes the network connectivity issues on Xbox.
How do you sync data from one Xbox to another?
If you have saved your game data to the cloud, you can continue your games on any Xbox Console by signing in to the same Xbox profile. If you want to copy your games and apps from one Xbox Console to another, you can do so by using Network Transfer, provided both the Xbox Consoles are on the same network. The steps are as follows:
- Open the Guide by pressing the Xbox button.
- Go to “Profile & system > Settings > System > Backup & transfer > Network transfer.”
- Check the Allow network transfer checkbox. This will make the most Xbox Console visible on the other Xbox Consoles connected to the same network.
- Now, turn on the Xbox Console on which you want to copy the games and apps. Go to the same settings and select the host Xbox Console (the console from which you want to copy apps and games).
- Select the items to copy and then select Copy selected.
I hope this helps.
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