If you’ve recently purchased an Xbox One, or Xbox One X, you might be wondering how to connect a controller to your brand new console. In this Xbox One controller guide, we’ll be showing you how to connect a controller to your Xbox One, if you’ve just got a new console, or if you’ve just purchased a new controller for an old console. We'll also detail how to assign an account to an Xbox One controller.
Xbox One Controller Guide
In case you’re unaware, the Xbox One, or Xbox One X comes with a single controller as standard. Some versions of the console come with two controllers depending on whether you’ve purchased a special bundle, but the controllers are the same for both the Xbox One and the Xbox One X. While the newer versions of the Xbox One controller have a 3.5mm jack on the bottom for headphones, be aware that some older versions of the controller require a headset adapter.
How to Connect an Xbox One Controller
No matter if you’ve just got your brand new Xbox One console for the first time, or you’ve got a new controller for your old console, connecting the controller is simple. All you need to do is find your micro-USB cable, which comes as standard with any edition of the Xbox One and Xbox One X, and simple connect it from your console to your controller.
You’ll find several USB ports all over the Xbox One and Xbox One X, but whereas there’s a USB port on the side of the Xbox One, this is replaced by a port on the front of the Xbox One X. No matter which version of the console you’ve got, you’ll definitely find at least two USB ports at the back of the console. You can plug your console charging cable into any of these ports, and connect the other end to your Xbox One controller.
After this, you’re all set! No matter if you’ve just got a brand new Xbox One console or just a new controller on its own, the controller should be fully charged with a new set of batteries as soon as you plug it in and connect it, so you’re all ready to get playing.
How to Charge an Xbox One Controller
But if your Xbox One controller ever happens to run out of charge, you’ll have to charge the controller using one of two methods. Firstly, all Xbox One controllers come with two AA batteries as standard, and if the batteries ever run flat (for which you’ll get an on-screen notification), you’ll have to open up the back panel on the controller, and fit in two brand new AA batteries.
Alternatively, you could purchase a ‘play and charge’ kit for your Xbox One controller, sold separately from all standard Xbox One and Xbox One X consoles. If you’ve got this new charging kit, then simply pop open the back of the Xbox One controller, and take out the AA batteries, replacing them with the charging pack that came with the play and charge kit. After you’ve done this, every time your Xbox One controller runs out of charge, all you have to do is plug it back into the Xbox One with the cable that came with the charging kit and continue playing while it charges, removing the cable once the orange charging light just above the controller has turned white.
How to Assign a Profile to an Xbox One Controller
Maybe you’ve got multiple accounts on your Xbox One, or maybe you’ve got a single console with multiple controllers. You can assign an account to an Xbox One controller, linking the two together so that whenever you use that particular controller, it’ll always immediately sign in to that account. Here’s a quick few steps on how to link an account to a controller:
- Press the Xbox button on the controller to open up the guide.
- Select Settings.
- Select All Settings.
- Under Kinect and Devices, select Devices and Accessories.
- Select the controller you wish to assign an account to.
- Select the Assign to Someone option.
- Select the account that you wish to assign to the controller.
What’s the Best Price for an Xbox One Controller?
If you’ve yet to actually buy your Xbox One controller, then why not check out the few links just below, which will take you directly to storefronts to buy an Xbox One controller in standard black, white, or a grey and green combo.
With this guide to the Xbox One controller coming to a close, you should now be fully versed in how to set up your brand new controller and delve into a game.