How to Connect Xbox One Controller to PC [Solved]

April Cai, in Technical Tips Tags: Xbox

If you want to enjoy the video games with an Xbox One Controller on your computer, and you have no idea how to connect them together, follow the guide here. We will be showing you how to connect an Xbox One controller to your Windows PC in both wired and wireless ways. Besides, you would learn how to get the best gaming experience.

Let’s start:

Note: If you use a wired Xbox One controller, only Option 1 is your choice.

Option 1. USB connection

Option 2. Xbox wireless connection

How do I update my Xbox One controller?

Option 1. USB connection

Either a wired or wireless Xbox One controller, You can use a USB cable to connect it to your PC. It’s very easy. All you need to do just two plugging:

1) Plug the USB charging cable into the front of your controller.

2) Plug the other end into your PC.

3) Windows will automatically install Xbox One Controller driver for you. 

Now you can enjoy video games with your controller. 

If your Xbox One controller can’t work properly, or Windows doesn’t install the driver, follow How do I update my Xbox One controller? to troubleshoot the problem.

Option 2. Xbox wireless connection

Besides USB connection, if you use a wireless controller, you can connect the controller to your PC with a Xbox wireless adapter. 

Follow these:

1) Plug a Xbox wireless adapter into your PC. Then press the button on the edge. The Windows will install the Xbox One controller driver automatically for you.

2) Make sure there are batteries in your controller. Press the Xbox button  to turn on your controller.

3)Press the controller bind button on the top of your controller. The LED lights on your controller and adapter will blink a few times. Once the lights go solid, your controller is connecting to your Windows.

Now you can enjoy video games with your controller.

If your Xbox One controller can’t work properly, or Windows doesn’t install the driver, follow How do I update my Xbox One controller? to troubleshoot the problem.

How do I update my Xbox One controller?

For best performance, you need to make your Xbox One controller up-to-date. Or if the Windows doesn’t install the controller driver automatically, follow the guide here to update your Xbox One controller.

You can download the Xbox One controller online and install it on your Windows manually. Or if you’re not confident playing around with driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy to save much more time.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. You controller driver is no exception.

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

After updating your controller, restart your Windows and try your controller again.

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