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How do I fix the Xbox sign in error 0x800488fc?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

The xbox sign in error 0x800488fc is a problem that occurs when the Xbox One console is unable to connect to the Xbox Live service. This can be caused by a number of things, but the most common cause is a problem with the Xbox Live service itself. There may be a temporary problem with the service that is causing the error, or there may be a more permanent problem that requires Microsoft to take action. In either case, the error will typically resolve itself eventually, but it can be frustrating in the meantime.

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1. Restart your Xbox One console

  1. Open the Xbox One console and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  2. Select the Settings menu.
  3. Select System.
  4. Select Restart.
  5. Press the power button to restart the Xbox One.

2. Check your network connection

  1. Open the "Settings" app on your Xbox One.
  2. Select "Network & Internet."
  3. Select "Check connection."
  4. If the "Connection is good" message appears, close the "Check connection" window and move on to the next step. If the "Connection is not good" message appears, follow the instructions below.
  5. If your Xbox One is connected to the internet through a wired connection, try connecting it to the internet through a wireless connection.
  6. If your Xbox One is connected to the internet through a wireless connection, try re-connecting it to the network using the same network name and password.
  7. If your Xbox One is connected to the internet through a wireless connection, try turning off your Xbox One and then turning it back on.
  8. If your Xbox One is connected to the internet through a wireless connection, try restarting your modem or router.
  9. If your Xbox One is connected to the internet through a wired connection, try restarting your Xbox One.
  10. If your Xbox One is connected to the internet through a wired connection, try checking your internet connection speed.

3. Try signing in again later

  1. Sign in to your Xbox One.
  2. Under My games and apps, select Sign in.
  3. In the Sign in screen, select Try signing in again later.
  4. If you are successful in signing in again later, the error should be resolved.

4. Delete and recreate your Xbox profile

  1. Launch the Xbox 360 dashboard and sign in.
  2. Select Settings from the main menu.
  3. Select Accounts from the left-hand menu.
  4. Select your Xbox profile from the list of profiles.
  5. Select Delete from the top menu.
  6. Confirm the deletion by selecting Yes from the confirmation menu.
  7. Sign out of your Xbox 360 and sign in again.
  8. Select your Xbox profile from the list of profiles and select Re-create from the top menu.
  9. Enter your Gamertag and password and select Create.
  10. Select your new Xbox profile from the list of profiles and select Sign In from the top menu.

5. Check the status of Xbox Live

  1. On your Xbox One, open the Settings app.
  2. Select System.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Xbox Live.
  5. Select your profile.
  6. If you see an error code, such as 0x800488fc, follow the instructions to fix it.

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Try the offline sign-in process.
  2. Contact Xbox Support.