If you are an Xbox One gamer, you may be familiar with the 0x80070BFA error that occurs when trying to download mobile games and playlists from the Microsoft Store. Users have reported encountering the error when trying to open EA Games or EA Access.
The error is usually due to server issues. However, if you are sure the problem is local. The first thing to check is Microsoft’s official server status page. There you will find information about the current state of the server. Depending on your region, you can wait only if the page reports a problem on the server. To find out if someone else has reported the same problem as you, check out the EA help page.
The Xbox One is one of the best gaming consoles on the market. It is provided by Microsoft and certainly contains some serious bugs. However, you can play quality games available on the Microsoft Store. Now you can also play Steam or PC games on the Xbox One.
What is the cause of the Xbox One error code 0X80070BFA
Inconsistency caused by corrupt temporary data: It turns out that one of the most common causes contributing to error code 0X80070BFA is an inconsistency caused by corrupt temporary data related to the Xbox Store.
Since this data is stored locally, you should be able to fix the problem by following the simple procedure of shutting down the Xbox console. This simple procedure will remove any temporary data currently stored on the console, as well as the power capacitors (which will fix most firmware inconsistencies). This can also be caused by a problem on the server-side.
How do I fix Xbox One error code 0X80070BFA
Check the official status of the Microsoft server
After encountering error 0x80070BFA on your Xbox One, the first thing you need to do is to check the official Microsoft server status page.
Check the status of all services and games. If it’s a server issue, it will mention the problem and give you the estimated time it will take Microsoft to fix it. The 0x80070BFA error is mostly caused by critical problems with the Xbox Live server.
Check out the official EA Twitter help page
However, if you encounter this error and there are no current problems with the server, you should visit the EA Twitter help page. Go to the page and check if other users are experiencing the same problem. If you don’t see other users reporting it, it’s probably a local problem.
However, if other users are experiencing the same error, wait a while and see if the server problem has been resolved or if it is a local problem. Check the EA help page if you are having trouble running EA Access or EA games.
Installing the EA Access or EA Sports app
Your EA game files may be corrupted due to overwriting data or the update process. To restore corrupted files, you must reinstall them. Besides, reinstalling EA-related applications will reset settings and configurations. Therefore, any configuration that caused the problem will be fixed.
- First, press the Xbox One button on the controller, open the manual menu, and go to My Games and Apps.
- Navigate to the EA Access or EA Sports app, then click the Start button and select Manage App.
- On the next menu, select Uninstall All to delete the base app and all updates. After uninstalling the game, open the Microsoft Store and download the application. Now run the application and check if the error persists.
Perform a factory reset and power cycle
If you’re not sure if you can reset your Xbox One, follow the power of procedure first. This is a simple method that clears memory, temporary data, and extra cache to give you a fresh start.
- Turn the console on, make sure it’s not in standby mode, and press and hold the Xbox power button for 10 seconds until the front light goes out.
- Unplug the power cord after turning off the console. You should wait at least 30 seconds, then reconnect the power cord.
- Start the console. If you see a long animation that lasts about 10 seconds, it means that the power-up process was successful.
- Now try to start the game or perform the task that caused the error. The error should now be corrected. However, if the error does not go away, you will need to perform a factory reset.
- Press the Xbox button on the controller and go to the “All Settings” menu. Now, under the System tab, go to Console Information.
- In the Console Info menu, select Reset Console and in the next menu select Reset and Delete All for a complete reset.
- However, if you want to save your games and applications, select Reset and save my games and applications.
- Restart your Xbox after the reset. Repeat the task that caused the error and see if the error repeats.
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