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Solution to Xbox not updating all games when powered off

I have an Xbox One X with a external SSD where I keep games that benefit from the speed. They weren’t staying up to date even though I had the other settings on.

I missed one setting that was powering off the SSD do it couldn’t downlooad updates:

When Xbox is off, turn off storage: Unchecked (only matters if you have games on an external drive).

Credit to Reddit for this post that led me to the answer. I’ve updated the locations of these settings since the menus have changed in the past year.

Under System > Updates

Under General > Sleep mode & startup: