Last Updated on March 23, 2018
The Xbox app on Windows 10 allows you to chat with your friends while playing games. By default, it supports the official Xbox one headset provided by Microsoft. If you use the app regularly to play games online, then you may have seen this error saying that “Your networking settings are blocking party chat“.
If that error comes up although you can play games online but the chatting functionality gets disabled automatically. Fixing this problem is easy, though.
Fix Xbox Error Network Settings Blocking Party Chat 0x89231906
There is a service called
IP helper which allows the Xbox app to communicate over the network. If something goes wrong with this service, some of the Windows Universal apps stop working. Restarting this service will fix the chat blocking problem in Xbox app in Windows 10.
Services in the Start menu and open it. Alternatively, you can also press Windows + r to open Run box. Then type
services.msc in Run to open the Services manager in Windows 10.
Scroll down and find the IP Helper service. By default, the IP helper service should be running on your PC. To prevent the Xbox app from blocking party chat in Windows 10, you need to restart it.
For that, right-click on the IP helper service and open its Properties.
One thing you should do before restarting the service is to make sure that its Startup type is set to Automatic. If it isn’t, set it accordingly.
Look a little down to the Service status. It will be running by default. Click on the Stop button to stop the IP Helper service. Once it stops, click on Start to start it. Click OK and close everything.
Restart your PC to allow the changes to take effect. Open the Xbox app and this time, it will not show the party chat blocked error 0x89231906.