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Fix Xbox error code 0x87af000D when installing or uninstalling a game

Many Xbox users are seeing Error Code 0x87af000D when installing or uninstalling a game. This can be very exasperating, but not anymore. In this article, we are going to fix Xbox error code 0x87af000D with the help of some simple solutions.

What is Xbox Error Code 0x87af000D?

As mentioned earlier, the error code in question happens while installing or uninstalling a game. So, there are many reasons which can cause this issue such as some glitch in the Xbox or a poor Internet. As for the former, the solution is pretty simple, you have to reset your console, but you need to follow the tips mentioned later in this article if you want to resolve the issue.

There are some other workarounds that will be mentioned hereinafter. So, go through all the solutions and fix your issue.

Xbox error code 0x87af000D, when installing or uninstalling a game

If you want to resolve Xbox error code 0x87af000D, when installing or uninstalling a game then use these solutions to resolve the issue.

  1. Check Xbox Server Status
  2. Check your Internet Connection
  3. Restart your Router
  4. Hard or Factory Reset Xbox

Let us talk about them in detail.

1] Check Xbox Server Status

xbox server status

You need to make sure that the Xbox Server is not down. You can go to support.xbox.com and check if the server is down. If it’s down, then you have to wait for their engineers to resolve the issue. If it’s not down then you need to start troubleshooting.

2] Check your Internet Connection

First and foremost, you need to make sure that you have a good Internet connection. So, check if all the devices connected to your network have the same issue, if they are then you need to restart your router and modern (steps are mentioned hereinafter) or contact your Internet Service Provider. If your device is only facing the network issue then follow the given steps to clear the Alternate MAC Address of your Xbox.

  1. Click on the Xbox button to go to the menu.
  2. Go to your Settings > Network > Advanced Settings.
  3. From the Change Settings section, select Alternate MAC Addressand click Clear.

Finally, you have to restart your console and see if the issue persists.

3] Restart your Router

If the issue persists, then you have to restart your Router. Follow the given steps to do the same.

  • Switch off your router and plug it out.
  • Wait for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then turn it back on.
  • Connect your console to the wireless network and see if the issue persists.

Hopefully, this will resolve the issue.

4] Hard or Factory Reset Xbox

reset Xbox

If restarting the router and clearing the MAC address is to no avail then we need to hard reset your Xbox and see if that can resolve the issue. There are two ways of doing the same. We are going to see both.

First Method

  1. Press and hold the Xbox’s power button for 10 seconds.
  2. Now, wait for a minute or two before starting it again.
  3. Restart the console and see if the issue persists.

Second Method.

  1. Press the Xbox button and go to the menu.
  2. Go to your Settings.
  3. Then click System > Console info > Reset console.
  4. Finally, select Reset and keep my games & apps.

Hopefully, now, you are not getting Error Code 0x87af000D in Xbox while installing or uninstalling a game.

Read: Xbox Cloud Gaming Controller not working.

How do I bypass Xbox One update?

If you want to play games on Xbox One without updating then try offline mode. This way, some games that work online won’t run on your system, but if you have an offline game then it will run just fine. To use the Offline mode of Xbox, you can click on the Xbox button and open the menu, then go to Settings > Network > Go Offline.

That’s it!

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