Tutorial How to Connect Xbox One Controller to PC?

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METHOD 1: CONNECT XBOX CONTROLLER TO PC USING BLUETOOTH
Nowadays, the Xbox One comes with an inbuilt Bluetooth device, Bluetooth helps to connect the Xbox controller with the console wirelessly with the help of Bluetooth. It enhances the gaming experience of the user as the person is not restricted by the length of the wire. Hence it can play and enjoy the game from their comfort zone. The same is the case with PCs; you can connect your Xbox controller to the computer wirelessly with the help of Bluetooth. You can follow the steps below to know how it will be done.

PROCEDURE
  1. Put the batteries in your Xbox controller.
  2. In the search bar of your computer’s desktop, search for Bluetooth.
  3. Click on the first result and then click on “Add Bluetooth or other device” options.
  4. Now turn on the Xbox controller and press the sync button on the top.
  5. Once you press the sync button on the controller, the name of the Xbox controller will show up on the computer screen.
  6. When you click on the Xbox controller on the screen, your controller will get connected to your PC, and you are ready to enjoy your favorite game.
Advantages:

  • It is simple to connect the Xbox one controller to the computer wirelessly with the help of this method.
  • There is no wire bondage, one can enjoy playing the game with the controller at their comfort zone.
METHOD 2: CONNECT USING USB CABLE


Many times we cannot connect our Xbox controller wirelessly to the PC with the help of Bluetooth, this can be either due to the malfunctioning of Bluetooth of the controller or a problem with the Bluetooth of your computer. Don’t be sad; you can still enjoy playing your favorite computer game with the help of an Xbox controller; in such case, you can use the USB cable you got with your controller. Playing games with a wired controller can be quite weird, but it will be way better than playing with a keyboard and a mouse. You can follow the procedure below to get help in connecting the Xbox One controller to the PC with the USB cable.

PROCEDURE
  1. Connect the micro USB end (small end) of the cable to the Xbox one controller.
  2. Connect the USB end (big end) of the cable to your computer.
  3. After connecting both the ends properly, press the on the button of the Xbox controller.
  4. Once your controller is turned on, it will get connected to the PC automatically.
Note – The method mentioned above is for the Windows 10 in other versions of Windows you may need a proper Internet connection with the help of which computer will download the driver for the controller. In Windows 10, the controller will get connected in no time, whereas in other versions of Windows, it may take a minute or two.

Advantages

  • With the help of this method, you can connect the Xbox controller to the PC even if the Bluetooth of either of two is not working properly.
  • It is one of the easiest methods to connect the Xbox One controller to the computer.
METHOD 3: USE XBOX WIRELESS ADAPTER


Sometimes a user cannot connect their Xbox controller to their PC wirelessly either due to the malfunctioning of Bluetooth on PC or of the Xbox controller. And playing games with a wired controller is not in fashion anymore and will affect the gaming experience. Moreover, it is very unusual to play games with a wired controller nowadays. In such a case, you can try a device called Xbox wireless adapter, with the help of which you can easily connect your Xbox controller to your PC wirelessly without using Bluetooth. Follow my steps mentioned below to know how to connect Xbox one controller to PC wirelessly without Bluetooth.

PROCEDURE
  1. Connect the Xbox wireless adapter to the USB slot of your computer.
  2. Once inserted in the slot, the adapter will download the driver files itself.
  3. After driver files are installed on your computer, hold the power button on the USB adapter.
  4. Now turn on your Xbox controller and press the sync button on the top.
  5. Once you press the sync button, the controller will get connected to the computer wirelessly.


Note – The latest Microsoft computers have an inbuilt Xbox wireless adapter, but if you are using an older computer, then you need a physical adapter device that you can easily buy online or offline.
 

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