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Using the Play & Charge Kit battery pack

Insert the battery pack that came with your Xbox One Play & Charge Kit into your Xbox One Wireless Controller, and charge it using the charge cable included in the kit.

Insert the battery pack

  1. Open the battery compartment door.
  2. Insert the Xbox One Rechargeable Battery Pack with the connection side first, aligned with the connection points in the compartment. The battery is designed to be inserted only in this direction.
  3. Replace the battery compartment door.

Charge the battery

  1. Connect your charge cable to the USB port on the front of the controller.
  1. Connect the other end of the charge cable to a USB port on your Xbox One.
  1. If your Xbox One console is off, turn it on. The console must be turned on after the controller is connected or the battery won’t charge. However, you can then turn it off again if you want to.

The light on your charge cable glows amber to indicate the battery is charging. When the light changes to white, the battery pack is fully charged.

You can use your controller to play while the batteries charge. Your controller transmits all signals through the cable until it’s unplugged. When the battery pack is fully charged, you can stay connected to your console with the charging cable without using battery power or damaging your batteries.

You can also charge your battery by connecting the controller and charge cable to any USB power source, and use other USB-certified cables. However, charging times may vary.

Other batteries

Standard AA (LR6) batteries work in your Xbox One Wireless Controller, and so do rechargeable AA (LR6) batteries. Regular rechargeable batteries don’t charge in the controller. Recharge other batteries by the method recommended by the manufacturer.


From time to time, it’s a good idea to clean the battery contacts with a dry cloth or isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab. Don’t use water or chemicals, which can damage the contacts.

If the LED on the charge cable is not lit, make sure your battery is in place and the cable is properly inserted into the controller and console.

If your battery is still not charging, your battery may be at fault. See Troubleshoot the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit battery pack.

Consult your Xbox One Product Manual for important health and safety information about using batteries with your Xbox One Wireless Controller.

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