When you’re first setting up your controller, you’ll want to make sure that it’s connected correctly. This includes the power, the USB port, and the Bluetooth connection.
When you buy an Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S controller, you don’t have to worry about pairing it. The Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S controllers come with built-in Bluetooth technology that lets you easily connect to your Xbox One console without needing any extra accessories. You just have to plug the included USB-C to USB-A cable into your console, and then plug the controller into the USB-C port.
If you’re new to the world of Xbox controllers, you might not know that there are a few different ways to pair the Xbox controller to your console. Most people use the Xbox controller settings, but if that doesn’t work, you can also use the Xbox app on your phone or tablet.
Steps to Sync Xbox One Controller With Console Wirelessly
If you have an Xbox One, you may be trying to figure out how to do a wireless sync. There is no need to worry! Follow these easy steps on how to sync your Xbox One controller with your console wirelessly:
Step 1. Turn on the console by pressing the power button at the top of the console.
Step 2. Press and hold down the “Xbox” button until there’s a sound, then release it.
Step 3. Press the “Menu” button on your controller. Scroll to the right, past “Wireless Controller,” and select “Controller Settings.”
Step 4. Scroll down to where the controller is listed, and check to make sure that it’s connected. If it’s not connected, press the “Sync” button. If it is connected, press the “Remove Device” button.
Step 5. Put your controller on a flat surface and turn it on by pressing the Xbox button at the center of your controller with a finger.
Step 6. Press and hold down the “Menu” button on your controller. Let go of the “Menu” button after 5 seconds. (The status LED will now be blinking.)
Step 7. Press the “Sync” button on your Xbox One console.
If everything went correctly, your Xbox One console is now synced wirelessly with your controller!
How to Sync an Xbox One Controller with Your PC
Step 1: Plug the Xbox One Controller into one of the USB ports on your computer
Step 2: Make sure to click “Allow” in the dialog that pops up to give permission for Windows 10 to share your data with this app.
Step 3: Click on “Set up wireless device” and choose “Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows”.
Step 4: Click on “Next”, as well as input a name for the controller if you want, then hit Next again.
Step 5: Read the terms of usage to make sure you agree (and click “Next”).
Step 6: Once you’re done, you’ll need to install the driver. It’s a pretty straightforward process and installation will take a minute or two.
Step 7: After installation is complete, hit “Launch” and wait for it to finish configuring your controller.
Step 8: Now plug in your controller! You should see the Xbox Wireless symbol on your screen letting you know it’s ready.
Step 9: If you see a dialog that says “Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows has been installed successfully”, then you’re good to go.
Steps to Pair Your Xbox One Controller Using a Cable
Step 1. Plug the Xbox One controller into the USB port of your computer.
Step 2. Select Settings and then go to Devices.
Step 3. Click on the plus sign in the upper right corner.
Step 4. Click on your Xbox One Controller under Devices and press Connect.
Step 5. Press OK to complete the process and you are all done!
How to Connect Xbox One Controller If Sync Button is Broken?
One of the most common problems experienced by Xbox One owners is that their controller will stop working after a while. This often happens because the sync button on the controller has broken off, which can make it impossible to use.
If your controller stops working, try the following steps:
Step 1. Turn off the Xbox One by pressing the power button on the console for 10 seconds.
Step 2. Press and hold down the sync button until it turns green, then release it.
Step 3. Plug your controller into your computer using a USB cable to remove any debris from inside of it.
If your controller still doesn’t work, you should take it to a repair shop.