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How to Connect and Sync an Xbox One Controller?

Following these easy steps, you can connect your Xbox One controller to your console.

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The Microsoft Xbox One comes with a wireless controller, adding massively to the ease of access elevating the gaming experience by leaps and bounds. The Xbox One controller is not only compatible with your Xbox One console but also with your PC and other Bluetooth devices, taking its functionality to a whole new level. Below are the two easiest ways to connect and sync your Xbox One controller to your Xbox One gaming console. Before you proceed, make sure your controller is equipped with either AA or rechargeable batteries. 

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This is how to wirelessly connect your Xbox One controller to the Xbox One console: 

Step 1: Turn on your Xbox One console. 

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Step 2: Make sure your controller has either AA or rechargeable batteries. 

Step 3: Press and hold the Xbox button to turn on your controller. Once the button flashes and stays lit, your Xbox controller has successfully turned on. 

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Press and hold the Xbox button to turn on your controller. Once the button flashes and stays lit, your Xbox controller has successfully turned on.

Step 4: Press the Pair button on your Xbox console. 

Press the Pair button on your Xbox console

Step 5: Press and hold the controller’s Pair button. The Xbox button on your controller will flash a few times, signifying that it’s searching for a console. Once it pairs with your console it will stay lit. 

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How to connect your Xbox One controller to the console using a USB cable. 

Step 1: Plug one end of the USB cable to the USB port on the left side of your Xbox console. 

Step 2: Plug the other end of the USB cable to the USB port at the centre of your controller. 

Step 3: Check the Xbox button on your controller and your console. If both stay lit, it means your controller and console are connected and in sync.

If you’re not able to connect your controller after following these steps, restart your console and try again. Check the batteries, and replace them if they aren’t functional. If you’re still unable to connect, check your controller for any physical damage.

Also remember, you can easily switch and connect your controller to different devices such as Xbox series S, Xbox series X, Windows 10 PC, Android, or IOS.

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