Connect a wireless Xbox One controller to your console

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Connect the controller wirelessly

  1. Turn on your Xbox One.
  2. Insert AA batteries (or rechargeable batteries from the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit) into the controller. See Using AA batteries in your Xbox One Wireless Controller. Note The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Xbox Adaptive Controller have built-in batteries and include a USB-C cable for charging.
  3. Turn on your controller by pressing the Xbox button . The Xbox button is located in the middle of the controller near the top.
  4. Press the Bind button on the Xbox.
    • On Xbox One X and Xbox One S, the Bind button is on the front right, below the Power button.
Bind button on Xbox One X
Bind button on Xbox One S
    • On original Xbox One, the Bind button is a circular button on the side, around the corner from the disc tray.
Bind button on original Xbox One
  1. Within 20 seconds, press and hold the controller’s Bind button (a circular button on top of the controller as you hold it in your hands) until the controller's Xbox button flashes a few times (that means it's searching for a console). The Xbox button stays lit once it's connected.

Repeat these steps for every additional controller.

Notes

Connect the controller using a USB cable

Connect your controller using a micro-USB cable (included with all standard Xbox One wireless controllers and the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit). If you’re using an Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 or Xbox Adaptive Controller, connect your controller using a USB-C cable (included with both controllers).

Depending on the type of controller you have, plug the micro-USB or USB-C cable into the power port on the back of the controller then plug the other end of the cable into your Xbox One.

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