If you’re an avid gamer, you know the importance of keeping your Xbox controller up-to-date. Updating your controller’s firmware can improve its performance and fix any bugs or glitches. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of updating your Xbox controller on your Windows PC.
First, it’s important to note that this guide is applicable to both the Xbox Series X and older Xbox One controllers. You can connect your controller to your PC via Bluetooth or with a USB cable. For this guide, we’ll be using a standard USB cable.
To get started, open up the Microsoft Store on your PC. You can do this by going to the bottom left of your screen and typing in “Microsoft Store.” Once the application auto-populates, select it and open it up.
Next, go to the top right of the Microsoft Store and select “Search.” Type in “Xbox Accessories” and the application should auto-populate once again. Select this application and launch it.
Connect your Xbox controller to your PC and launch the Xbox Accessories application. Once your device is connected, your controller should appear on the screen. If you go to “Configure” right away, you’ll have the option to remap your controller buttons to anything you want. You can also turn off vibration, swap triggers, invert the Y and X axis, and swap the sticks.
To update your controller, go to the three dots under “Configure” and select “More.” From there, you’ll see an option to update your controller. If no updates are available, it will say so. However, if there is an update available, select it and click “Continue.” Your controller will apply the update and update to the latest firmware.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully updated your Xbox controller on your Windows PC. If you found this guide helpful, be sure to leave a thumbs up and check out our channel for more tech-related videos.