Here we explain How to connect Xbox one controller to Xbox one console. It takes a just a few minutes. Use the console connect button for How to connect Xbox one controller to Xbox one. You can also pair the Xbox One controller to your console by connecting it to the Xbox using a micro-USB to USB charging cable. You can connect up to eight controllers on one Xbox One console. Now that’s a gamer party waiting to happen. Connecting your first Xbox One.
How to connect Xbox one controller to Xbox one
Step 1: Turn on your Xbox One console.
Step 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.
Step 3: Turn on your controller by pressing and holding the Xbox button until the controller turns on. The Xbox button will flash, indicating it’s not yet connected to a console. If the Xbox button is lit solid, the controller is already connected.
Step 4: Press and release the connect button on the console.
- On Xbox One S, the connect button is a small circular button located on the front, below the power button.
- On original Xbox One, the connectbutton is a small circular button located on the side, around the corner from the disc tray.
Step 5: Within 20 seconds, press and hold the black connect button on the back of the controller until the controller’s Xbox button quickly flashes a few times, indicating that it’s searching for the console. It switches to a solid light when it’s connected.
Your Xbox One controller is now connected to your Xbox One console. Repeat this procedure for every extra controller you want to add.
Connect the controller using a USB-to-micro-USB cable
If you have a micro-USB cable or the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit, you can connect your controller to the console by connecting the micro-USB cable between the controller and the console. This also enables the controller to act as a wired controller, even without a battery inserted. For details, see Connect your charge cable to use your Xbox One Wireless Controller without batteries.