‘Screenshot Upload to Xbox Live Failed’ | 0x80070003 error fix

Xbox users are encountering issues when attempting to upload and share screenshots to Xbox Live. After taking a screen capture, an Xbox system pop-up can appear containing an error message and an error code. “Screenshot upload to Xbox Live failed” precedes the code 0x80070003, but what does it mean and is there a fix? Here’s the need-to-know on fixing broken screenshot uploads to Xbox Live on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

Xbox 0x80070003 Error Fix | ‘Screenshot upload failed’ solution

screenshot upload to Xbox Live failed

With the launch of the all-new Xbox Series X|S consoles, taking screenshots to capture gameplay moments has never been easier. That’s thanks to a dedicated share button on the next-gen Xbox controller, although, when encountering errors, that added ease of use doesn’t mean much. Fortunately, there is an easy fix.

Users get the “screenshot upload to Xbox Live failed” error message and 0x80070003 error code after encountering network issues shortly after taking a new screengrab. The message will appear if there is an ongoing issue with Xbox Live, so check the current service status to ensure that there are no known problems that may be causing the error.

Connection issues could also be caused by a problem on the user end, so here’s a step-by-step 0x80070003 Xbox error workaround:

How to fix Xbox error code 0x80070003

  1. Check the Xbox Live service status to ensure there are no known causes.
  2. Reboot the Xbox console.
  3. Reset the internet router and/or modem.
  4. Once reconnected to Xbox Live, press the Xbox button.
  5. Navigate to the “Capture & share” tab, then select the “Recent captures” option.
  6. Select the relevant screenshot and then the desired sharing option.
  7. If unsuccessful, where possible, try connecting via a different internet network.

If the problem persists after completing the above steps, contact Xbox Support for additional assistance.

Users can also see error code 0x80070003 if they take a screenshot by accident, then immediately delete it. This isn’t any cause for concern, as the automatic upload will naturally fail when the screenshot no longer exists.

For more Xbox help, check out this Series X|S audio glitch solution. There’s also more on a headset adapter issue and a bug with upgrading games for next-gen.