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Now you can turn off the Xbox One's power-on chime

Feature added to minor OS update available now

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

There's an esoteric but still useful feature coming to Xbox One with the console's latest update: The ability to deactivate its power-on chime, or control when it rings.

Released yesterday, the update adds the option to the Xbox One's Settings: Power & Startup menu. Users who don't want to hear the chime can turn it off. There's also the option to hear the chime only if it is powered on at the console itself or by voice command, not with the controller button.

The update follows by about three weeks the last major update to the console's operating system, which introduced background music and the digital assistant Cortana, among many other changes.

This update is smaller and other than the chime feature, it mainly fixes issues within the user interface and Xbox Universal Store. The full patch notes are available here.