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How to Connect an Xbox One Controller to PC [3 Easy Ways]

Easily connect an Xbox controller to PC for ardent gaming.

Searching for a way to find favourite PC games with the Xbox One Controller? We have created for you this simple step-by-step walkthrough. Even though the keyboard and mouse are good enough for many games and Xbox controller gives you more advantage while high-level games. So today, let us see how to connect an Xbox One Controller to PC using different methods.

Method 1: Connect Xbox One Controller to PC using USB Cable

If you’re not worried about a wired connection, using micro-USB cable or USB type A cable is the easiest and straightforward way to connect an Xbox controller with the PC. This method works on Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One Elite Controllers.

Step 1: Connect the USB end of the cable on your Windows PC and micro-USB end to the Xbox controller. All versions of Xbox One controller comes with a micro-USB connector on its backside.

Connect Xbox One Controller to PC using USB Cable

Step 2: Press the Xbox logo on your controller.

Note: Windows 10 PC will recognize your controller instantly. PC running Windows 7 and 8/8.1 will take few moments to recognize the Xbox controller as it requires to download some drivers.

Step 3: Now, you can use the controller to play the games which supports controller input.

Method 2: Connect an Xbox Controller to PC using Bluetooth

If your Windows device is compatible with Bluetooth connections, you can connect your Xbox One controller to the Windows 7 and other version PCs wirelessly. Visit this Xbox support page to find out whether your controller is compatible with Bluetooth support or not.

Step 1: Press the Xbox logo on your controller to power on.

Step 2: Press and hold the Connect button on your controller for three to five seconds.

Step 3: Enable Bluetooth connection on your Windows PC. (Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices)

Step 4: Tap Add Bluetooth or other device feature to search for the nearby Bluetooth devices.

Connect Xbox One Controller to PC using Bluetooth

Step 5: Select your Xbox controller and start using the device to play games on your PC.

Method 3: Connect Xbox One Controller to PC using a Wireless Adapter

This is another method which you can use to connect controller with PC wirelessly.

Step 1: First of all, you need to purchase an Xbox Wireless adapter which costs around $25.

Xbox Wireless Adapter

Step 2: Connect the adapter to the PC and go through the setup process. Visit the Xbox support page to set up the adapter on PC.

Step 3: Turn on the controller by pressing the Xbox logo.

Step 4: Press the sync button on the controller until you see the logo flashing.

Step 5: Now, press the small sync button on the adapter until the logo on the controller stops flashing.

Step 6: That’s it. You’re good to go.

To conclude

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