Xbox One February update rolls out, adds battery power indicator, improves storage space management

The latest Xbox One software update also adds USB keyboard support and other improvements.

The Xbox One February update that adds the ability to see and manage your storage space and brings back the controller battery power indicator has started to roll out, according to Major Nelson's blog.

If you're using the Xbox One's "Instant On" feature, the console will check for updates next time you turn it off and begin downloading the update at off-peak hours in your local time.

The improvements to storage space management will make it easier to see how much space your content takes up, and allow you to control your install lineup and download queue. "Games" and "My Apps" have also been broken up into separate lists so you can create separate queues for both.

The battery power indicator is back as well, and will now appear on the home screen in the lower right, next to the clock.

The last major addition in this update is USB Keyboard support.

Some other notes about what's new in the Xbox One February update:

  • Ability to delete game and application save data
  • Improved installation and DLC management
  • Improved UI for accessing friends, achievements, messages, and party chat
  • Game DVR app to be included in the Xbox OneGuide as an app channel
  • Update to the boot progress indicators for system update
  • Improve consistency of UX for update & install progress
  • Separate game, application, and install queue lists
  • Addition of USB keyboard support
  • Improved NAT detection
  • Network Troubleshooter improvements
  • Blu-ray quality improvements
  • Significant performance and stability improvements

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

Discussion

30 comments
hotwog21
hotwog21

i wish micro$oft were a bit more transparent when they were selling a long from finished console and i wish they told us we were signing up to be beta testers for about 2 years! seriously 4 months to add keyboard and battery indicator, and these people get paid money to do their jobs, wow, i wish i never bothered with "next gen" its still 2 years away, and this is how they treat us for supporting the new console. Thanks alot, thanks very much. Cant wait for this to get better, typical Micro$oft, keeping everyone living in hope of how good things are "going to get" scammers!!!


g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Hey look....stuff hat should have been included since day one....3 months later.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I want USB music and movies support!! XB360 can do it, why cant XB1. I'm so disappointed

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Things I took for granted on the X360 and PS3.  Glad to see them finally show up.

Glad for the download/install in the background in the dead of night.  Could have used this last gen.

diamondcutr
diamondcutr

Where at exactly is the battery power indicator?  Which section do we manage storage space from?  I am all for these updates but please include directions on where to find these new improvements.

RobDev
RobDev

wait, you couldn't delete application and save data? Really?

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Much needed updates. I am so happy for the battery indicator lol. 

MrMojoRisin70
MrMojoRisin70

Glad they finally added the battery indicator so that Xbox fans can keep track of the level of their aa batteries.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Wow. How could they let it go without such basic information?

Stedmister
Stedmister

@diamondcutr Pressing the xbox button will bring up the battery level, in the lower right corner, to mange games and apps it's under My Games and Apps

cejay0813
cejay0813

@RobDev  You could, it just wasn't very user-friendly to do... Game saves on server.

brad12d3
brad12d3

@MrMojoRisin70  I for one can't stand electronics with built in rechargeable batteries. Over time they hold a charge less and less and at one point or another you will have to use them while they are wired in and charging.... which you know.. kind of defeats the purpose of them being wireless. Get two sets of rechargeable batteries for your Xbox controller and switch them out once one pair runs out. Viola! A wireless controller that is always wireless... imagine that. I just wish my a50s had batteries I could switch out. It's even more annoying when it's headphones.

cejay0813
cejay0813

@MrMojoRisin70  If any nut is still using plain AA batteries he deserves to lose his money. When it comes to controllers, rechargeable AA's or fork over the $20 for a Xbox charge battery. People give shit about this but no one talks about when that PS3 controller fails to hold a charge for long and you have to resort to playing wired all the time. That's the biggest fail

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@xcollector  Broseph you don't even have Windows 8 and if you do, you're stupid in the first place.

Biotasticmeat
Biotasticmeat

@xcollector Your an idiot and your grammar makes you sound like a little kid. Your opinion isn't valid anymore nor was it ever.

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

@cejay0813 @MrMojoRisin70 did you mean to say PS4 controller? because while it does lose its charge faster than the PS3 controller its by no means as bad as your saying. If you didn't make a typo you're straight up wrong. The PS3 controller lasted for days.

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Grammar or not....he makes very valid points.