There’s nothing more annoying (o.k., almost nothing) than playing a game or watching a video on your Xbox One and having an annoying notification come up on your screen. Not only can notifications disrupt the mood and flow of a show, depending on the game they can also block out needed areas of the screen at crucial times. Sure you can disable all notifications one at a time for specific notification types or while watching a video, but it is a bit of a process with the new dashboard.
That will be changing soon as an Xbox One Do Not Disturb feature is one of the enhancements that will be rolling out in the latest insider preview build for Microsoft’s console. When enabled, it will also let your friends know that you’re currently unavailable for another game or activity at that point in time.
Some of the other enhancements rolling out include being able to access the “Next Achievements” feature right in the Guide and sorting them by closest, most common, rarest, most common rare, and highest Gamerscore. Also coming straight to the Guide are Mini Game Hubs which will allow you to access Game Hubs without having to hit up your home screen.
As with a lot of feature enhancements, user feedback drives Xbox to continually evolve the Xbox One Dashboard. Another change that is happening based on user feedback is additional inactivity shutdown options. Currently, users can choose one or six hours but will soon be able to choose between two, three, four, and five hours as well. Finally, for those that can’t decide between the dark and light themes, or who prefer light themes during the day and dark themes at night, will be able to set them up on a schedule to automatically switch based on the time of day.
Last Updated on January 9, 2018.