Xbox can finally remember Wi-Fi passwords with the June 2024 update

With the Xbox June Update, Microsoft has finally made it so that Xbox consoles can remember Wi-Fi networks between connections, saving network passwords so you don’t need to type them in each and every time.

The update also brings new home screen customisation options, the ability to manage subscriptions on the console, and some reliability improvements for controllers.

While changing the network connection of a console is generally a rare occurrence, for anyone that did find the need to do so, it was always a chore to retype a password when getting back to a previous location – perhaps you needed to switch from Ethernet to Wi-Fi temporarily, or were taking your console to a friend’s house for a local gaming session. Xbox consoles can now remember up to 10 wireless networks.

Microsoft is also making managing subscriptions much more user accessible, making them viewable and changeable directly on the console, instead of forcing users to go to a web browser.

And rounding things out, you’ve got a new option for the home screen, so you can have a dynamic background as the default, which then switches to game art as you select from the recently played list. Here’s the example with the Hellblade 2 dynamic background when hovering over the Accessories app, and then Minecraft Dungeons if that is highlighted. It’s a small, but welcome improvement.

 

Here’s the details from Microsoft:

Xbox Console Updates

Personalize Your Home Backgrounds Even More

Do you have a favorite dynamic background? Or do you prefer to look at game art? Before today’s rollout, you had to decide whether you wanted to enjoy that dynamic background vs. rotating through all the game art. Now you can mix and match – no need to compromise. You can find the new options under Settings > General > Personalization > My Background > Show selected game art.

Want even more options? There’s also a new setting that lets you adjust your dynamic background color without changing your profile color.

Easily Connect Your Xbox to Your Wireless Networks

Switching between Wi-Fi networks just got a whole lot easier for your Xbox. You can now remember up to 10 wireless networks that you’ve used before and hop on them without typing the passwords again. It’s also easy to forget and disconnect from the wireless networks you’re done with. No need to remember the Wi-Fi from your trip – unless you plan to go back! To check this out, go to Settings > General > Network settings > Manage wireless networks > Manage my networks.

Manage Your Subscriptions Directly From Your Console

You can now update your subscription plan or turn on recurring billing within your console settings. Go to Settings > Account > Subscriptions, select your subscription, and then choose Change subscription. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to select the options that work best for you.

Some Experiments You Might See on Your Console

We’re always experimenting and looking for ways to make your console experience even better. This month, you may notice updates such as the ability to find people using console search, updates to the Game Pass page layout and style, and additional information to search card results and flashcard store buttons. As we roll out these experiments, a random subset of players will be able to give them a try.

Xbox Wireless Controller Firmware Updates

Starting today, we’re rolling out a firmware update for your Xbox controllers. If you use the Xbox Adaptive Controller, you’ll have expanded support for more connected USB accessories. This update will better support full functionality of some accessibility peripherals. Each port now supports up to 12 buttons, a second stick, and a hat switch.

You’ll also see improvements to wireless disconnects for the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 when a headset is attached to its 3.5mm audio port. Plus, you’ll get some other bug fixes to make your gaming smoother. Grab this update from the Xbox Accessories app on the Xbox console or your Windows PC.

Source: Xbox

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