How To Connect An Xbox Controller To A PC

If you want to know how you can connect your Xbox Series X/S or Xbox One controller to your PC, we've got you covered right here.

While it may be preferable to play some PC games such as Warzone on a gaming keyboard and gaming mouse, there are some titles that are more suited to any of the best Xbox controllers.

Fortunately, Xbox and Windows are both Microsoft products, which makes connecting your controller to your PC almost as straightforward as connecting it to your Xbox.

Here's exactly how you do it.

How To Connect An Xbox Controller To A PC

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There are two main methods for connecting your Xbox controller to your PC. These include using a cable or connecting it wirelessly via Bluetooth.

How To Connect An Xbox Controller To A PC With A Wired Connection

To use your controller with a wired connection on your PC is extremely straightforward.

All you will need is your Xbox controller and a USB to Micro-USB or USB to USB-C cable (depending on which version of the controller you have).

Step 1

Firstly, plug the USB cable into the controller, this will be either a Micro-USB or USB-C, depending on which version you're using.

Step 2

Now, plug the other end of the cable into your computer.

After this, your Windows 10 PC should automatically configure the Xbox controller and it should be ready to use straight away.

How To Connect An Xbox Controller To A PC Via Bluetooth

If you're wanting to use your Xbox controller wirelessly with your PC, you can connect it using Bluetooth.

Step 1

First off, activate your controller by holding down the guide button, then hold down the pairing button for three seconds until the guide button begins to flash.

Your controller should now be in pairing mode.

Step 2

After this, you then need to navigate to your Bluetooth settings on your Windows PC.

To do this, go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.

Step 3

Next, click on "Add Bluetooth or other device" and then select Bluetooth.

Step 4

If your Xbox is in pairing mode, you should see the device listed. Simply click on "Xbox Wireless Controller" and wait for the device to connect.

Once the controller is connected, the guide button should stop flashing and become solid.

And there you have it, you can now use your Xbox controller to play games on your PC.

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