Xbox One How to Connect Controller: A Step-by-Step Guide

Connect the controller wirelessly to Xbox One Turn on your Xbox One. Insert either AA batteries or rechargeable batteries from the Xbox One Play &, Charge Kit into the controller. ... Turn on your controller by pressing and holding the Xbox button . ... Press and release the Pair button  on the Xbox.

Are you having trouble syncing up your Xbox One controller? Maybe you’ve been using it on your PC and now it won’t connect back to your console. Don’t worry, it’s a common issue and easily fixable.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to sync up your Xbox One controller in two simple ways: via a micro USB cable or using the console itself.

Firstly, for the USB method, you’ll need a micro USB cable that you probably use to charge your phone. Plug the micro USB into your controller and the other end into the USB port on the side of your console. That’s it, your controller should be synced up and ready to use.

If you prefer to use the console itself, there is a small button on the side of the Xbox One. You need to press and hold this button until it starts flashing. Within 20 seconds, press and hold the same button on your controller until the light on the controller starts flashing. The controller will then search for the console and connect automatically.

Once your controller is synced, it should work without any issues. If you’re still having trouble, you can repeat the steps or try resetting your console.

We hope you found this guide useful. Stay tuned for our upcoming video on how to use your Xbox One on a different TV without having to buy another console. Thank you for reading!


How do I get my Xbox One to recognize my controller?
Press and hold the Xbox button  on the controller for about 6 seconds to turn the controller off. Then press the Xbox button  to turn the controller back on. Re-pair the controller. Press and hold the Pair button  on the back of the controller (the Xbox button  on the controller will start flashing rapidly).
Why will my controller not connect to my Xbox One?
If you aren't able to connect to the console at all, replace the controller batteries with fresh ones and make sure the controller is powering on.
Why is my Xbox One controller flashing and not connecting?
The batteries are low. Just plug in your controller to recharge its internal battery. Once it's charged, the blinking will stop.