How to Connect an Xbox One Controller

Jonathan Wells
Updated: Thursday, 4 February
How to Connect an Xbox One Controller

How to Connect an Xbox One Controller?

Windows 10 is designed to support the Xbox One controller. You are blessed with the option to use an Xbox One controller if you are trying to play a game on your PC with the use of a controller, instead of a mouse and keyboard. The practice of connecting your controller to your PC may differ on the type of Xbox One controller. We are ready to help you with the steps today. It can be done with the use of Bluetooth, USB, and Microsoft's wireless dongle. Here are the detailed steps to connect an Xbox One Controller. We have also included the troubleshooting steps required to be followed if the given method doesn’t work. Before you try these steps, you need to know that you can only have eight controllers connected to the system at once.

Connect your Xbox One Controller

  • Turn on the Xbox One that is required to be configured
  • Press the Xbox button and turn on your controller
  • Now the Xbox button will flash
  • It will indicate that you are looking for a console to sync with
  • You will see the Connect button on your console – press and release it now
  • Go to the bottom-right (below the power button) of your system
  • Here you will find Xbox One X and Xbox One S – click on them
  • These buttons will be found on the left side of the console for the original model Xbox One
  • Press and hold the Connect button on your controller
  • A similar circular button will be found on the top of your controller
  • The Xbox button will flash for a few seconds; it will stay static after getting connected

Connect your Xbox via a micro-USB cable

You can plug a micro-USB cable into your Xbox and connect it to your controller. In this case, you need to press the Xbox button to sync them. It is also likely to help you to connect an Xbox One Controller to a PC.

Try these troubleshooting steps if the pairing is not working

  1. While configuring, try to keep the controller close to the console.
  2. Do you have wireless devices like a laptop or microwave close to the Xbox and controller? If yes, you are requested to turn off all your wireless devices to reduce the level of interference.
  3. To reboot your console, hold the Xbox button on the front of the system for 15 to 20 seconds.
  4. Replacing the controller batteries is the other thing you are supposed to do if the method to connect an Xbox One Controller has not allowed you to configure Xbox One Controller. Also, check the rechargeable battery pack is fully charged.



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