It's understandable that with the launch of the Xbox One, hiccups were to be found. We aren't perfect, and technology certainly isn't either. Major Nelson has outlined an update, and depending on your console preferences, when you will be prompted to download it will differ.
If you are using the Xbox One “Instant On” (the low power state that allows you to instantly power up your console by saying “Xbox On”), your console automatically checks for updates when you turn it off. This means the following will happen:
-Your console will automatically download the update after you turn it off. Once the update has been downloaded in the background, your console will power completely down. Please note: You will need to manually power your console back on after the update has been downloaded. Because the update will power your console completely down, the “Xbox On” voice command won’t be available until after the update is fully installed.
-When you turn the console on you’ll see the update being applied. After that, your Xbox One will reboot. You’ll know the update is installing when you see the Xbox logo on the green background (like at the top of this post.) This can take anywhere from 2-5 minutes. Once the update has finished installing, you’ll boot to the Home screen and you’re all set.
-Don’t worry, if you are out of town for the holidays, you console also does regular checks for updates and will download it in the background even if you have not used you Xbox One in a couple of days.
If you have decided not to use the Xbox One “Instant On” feature, you will not be prompted to download the update until after Thursday, December 12th at 2:00 AM PT.
The update addresses these issues:
-Addresses SmartGlass issues for some users when coming in and out of connected standby
-Addresses multiplayer issues for some users when re-joining games
-Addresses issues with inconsistent notifications for some users
-Addresses dashboard performance for some users
-Offers improvements for Xbox One’s TV, system update, and content update services for scaling over time
-Updated wireless networking driver to improve connectivity issues for some users
For those of you using Xbox One “Instant On", you can download the update when you next load up your Xbox One console. For those of you who aren't using Xbox One “Instant On", the patch will be available after December 12th, as mentioned above. Major Nelson has also stated that future updates are being planned for next year based on community feedback. Details will be seen on those at a later date.