Xbox One update with double-tap snapping to begin rolling out soon

Last month, Microsoft promised its July update for Xbox One would add the ability to double tap the Xbox button to snap an app as well as a new snap mode for achievements, and now that update is about to begin rolling out.

The update, which has been in testing via Microsoft's Xbox One preview program, will begin rolling out worldwide "in the coming days," the official Xbox Wire website announced. In addition to the snapping enhancements, the update will also bring "more voice control choices in select regions."

Microsoft's new console has seen consistent updates since it launched in November, eschewing the Xbox 360's typical annual or biannual update model. Several capabilities that were dropped to remove restrictive DRM prior to the Xbox One's may eventually make a comeback in updates, such as Microsoft's game-sharing plan, which supported up to 10 people.

Source: Xbox Wire, Major Nelson

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New features are great but with these new feature rollouts I would love to see some bug fixes to the system. oh yeah and please add 3D and native DLNA. Sometimes I feel like I took a step back "upgrading" to an Xbox One.

We currently have the following problems:
- Sometimes when resuming using "Xbox On", in the middle of loading up, it will simply turn off completely. Then the only way to get it going is to tap the Xbox soft button, and wait 2-3 minutes for the full bootup.
- Sometimes when turning off, it leaves the TV on. It used to always turn the TV off.
- Sometimes, it doesn't properly handshake audio with the DVR, and we get picture but no sound. The only solution is to turn the XBox off and back on.

All of these issues are power issues. And I think all of them were introduced during some of the recent updates. Fun.

PUC_Snakeman said,
- Sometimes when resuming using "Xbox On", in the middle of loading up, it will simply turn off completely. Then the only way to get it going is to tap the Xbox soft button, and wait 2-3 minutes for the full bootup.
Huh, I've not run into this issue yet.
PUC_Snakeman said,
- Sometimes when turning off, it leaves the TV on. It used to always turn the TV off.
You can go into the TV options and change whether or not the Kinect will send a Toggle, On, or Off signal when booting or shutting down the console. Try fiddling with these settings. Again, I've not seen this myself.
PUC_Snakeman said,
- Sometimes, it doesn't properly handshake audio with the DVR, and we get picture but no sound. The only solution is to turn the XBox off and back on.
This I have seen at least once; but, as much simpler fix, just try unplugging the HDMI In from your DVR and pluggin it back in. This fixed the problem on my end.

Thanks. I've already fiddled with the toggle/on/off options, but the problem persists. And I'm not going cable-pulling everytime audio doesn't handshake.

All 3 of these are legit, unsolved, problems with the XBox One. We turn the system On/Off (using "XBox On" and "XBox Turn Off") 4 times a day, and it should work right every time :)

PUC_Snakeman said,

All of these issues are power issues. And I think all of them were introduced during some of the recent updates. Fun.

Haha, welcome to the world of programming! Squash some bugs to introduce more, they're like termites, they keep coming :)

PUC_Snakeman said,
- Sometimes, it doesn't properly handshake audio with the DVR, and we get picture but no sound. The only solution is to turn the XBox off and back on.

I discovered this issue for me, was related to having mismatched audio settings between my DVR and ONE.

Setting both to the same audio setting fixed the issue, and I have not seen it since.

Good to see that the monthly updates keep on rolling in, now to see what they can do for August, I think this July one is minor.

Enron said,
Background music and DNA support would be nice.

They're already in hot water with the tinfoil hats for Kinect "spying", I don't think they'll start taking your DNA anytime soon ;) :laugh:

spenser.d said,

They're already in hot water with the tinfoil hats for Kinect "spying", I don't think they'll start taking your DNA anytime soon ;) :laugh:

I did lol ;)

George P said,
Good to see that the monthly updates keep on rolling in, now to see what they can do for August, I think this July one is minor.

I think August is going to be minor as well.

I think the bigger/better updates are going to pump out when the bigger better games kick in during the fall/holiday season.

Will this update allow you to record something if you don't have a kinect to say "Xbox, Record that."?

Dane said,
Will this update allow you to record something if you don't have a kinect to say "Xbox, Record that."?

If you don't have a kinect what microphone would hear you?

Well I'm asking about an option that was talked about before. Just pull up the DVR (or whatever it's called) snap it, then record it that way since some people dont have a kinect.

I am unsure of the correct name of it, my xbox one is on the way so I'm not sure of how it works yet.

I just assumed since people don't have a kinect to say that, there has to be an option to use the controller.

Dane said,
Well I'm asking about an option that was talked about before. Just pull up the DVR (or whatever it's called) snap it, then record it that way since some people dont have a kinect.

I am unsure of the correct name of it, my xbox one is on the way so I'm not sure of how it works yet.

I just assumed since people don't have a kinect to say that, there has to be an option to use the controller.


You can already do that. You just snap the Game DVR app and press "start recording" and "end recording."

Ahh ok I didn't know that. Thanks. Does it record events that happened before that? Or only after you press record?

Dane said,
Ahh ok I didn't know that. Thanks. Does it record events that happened before that? Or only after you press record?

You have to press a button to start recording and press a button to stop recording. You switch between the game and snapped Game DVR by double tapping the Xbox button (the update now allows you to double tap to launch an app).

Dane said,
Ok cool, once I get mine I'll have to play around with it for alittle.


Just a note, you can record things that happened before you snapped the GameDVR app. In order to do that, just select the 'end clip' option and then choose the time frame (30 seconds to 5 minutes) from within the GameDVR, If you choose to start a new clip, then it gets rid of the previous 5 minutes and starts recording again.