Xbox 360 The Kinect Tuner - why and how to use


Aug 26, 2012
You need to use the Kinect Tuner to ensure that it can track and see your entire body. You’ll have to use the Kinect Tuner if you move the sensor or face any of these problems:

  • The Kenect cannot recognize your gestures
  • Your body movements are not being tracked correctly by one or more Kinect games.
  • You need to adjust the default angle of the sensor.

How to start the Kinect Tuner

  • First, you’ll have to insert a Kinect game disc.
  • You need to press Xbox Guide button on your controller.
  • Go to Setting to select Kinect Tuner.
  • Press Tracking and then follow the on-screen instructions.

How to use the Kinect Tuner

  • You need to stand where the sensor can see your entire body. You’ll see an outline of your body with a dot on your head, both hands, and both feet. You might need to step forward or backward within the play space.
    Note: Select Adjust Angle to tilt the sensor up or down if the Kinect cannot see your entire body.
  • Press Tracking Test to ensure that the Kinect is tracking your body movements correctly. If there is a problem with tracking your body, the tracking test will suggest the ways to correct the problem.
For instance, you might need to move closer if the sensor cannot see you. After performing the suggested task, press Try Again.

If you see your picture on the screen, the sensor is having trouble seeing your face.

To solve this problem, try the following:

  • You have to ensure that nothing is covering your face such as a hat, your hair, or reflective glasses.
  • You should face the sensor.
  • You need to ensure that your face is well lit.
  • You have to ensure that the sensor is positioned 2 to 6 feet (0.6 m - 1.8 m) from the floor.

After correcting all problems, you need to complete the Kinect Tuner to save the settings.