Fix Xbox Error Network Settings Blocking Party Chat 0x89231906

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.

Search for 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. ip_helper_service

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.ip_helper_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.

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Utkarsh Bhatt is a certified tech expert and software engineer for a Fortune 500 Company. He was born in 1995, making him one of the oldest members of the team at EFX. Utkarsh loves solving technical issues and is always the first to jump on any problem that needs solving. When he’s not coding or debugging, he enjoys playing video games (especially Super Smash Bros.) and watching cartoons.

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    • Search for PowerShell in the Start menu search on your PC. Right-click on it and Run as Administrator. In the PowerShell menu, type the following command and press Enter.

      Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.XboxApp | Remove-AppxPackage

      This code will uninstall the Xbox app from Windows 10. To use the Xbox for Party chat, you’ll need to reinstall the app. For that, you can use the following command:

      Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"

      Wait a few seconds for the apps to install and then restart your PC. Try the Xbox app after that. Let me know if that works.


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