You should remember that the Xbox One controller only supports synchronization with a single device at the same time. This means that if you have the console synced and you want to use it on your PC, you have to sync it with it and, in doing so, it will be resolved by the console, so if you want to use it again, you have to repeat the process to reassemble it. By doing so, you will lose connection to the PC again.
How to sync the Xbox One controller with the console
The first thing to do open the console The Xbox One you want to sync the controller by pressing the button with the Xbox icon in the front, because if we think the controller isn’t connected you can’t open the console on it.
Then open the controller by pressing and holding the Xbox button located in the front section until it starts flashing. Then you have to press the “Bind” button on the console:
- On the Xbox One X and Xbox One S it’s a small round button placed at the bottom right of the console, below the power button.
- On the original Xbox One model, this small button is to the left of the console when you look at it from the front, near the corner where the disc drive is.
After pressing a button on the console itself, you should do the same on the controller, but in this case instead of making a single machine you should hold it for a few seconds, until the Xbox logo on the controller stays on instead of on. On the controller, the binding button is located at the top, next to the cable connector.
Sync remote with cable
If wireless synchronization does not work, you always have the option to sync your controller using the cable that came with it. Connect the end of the cable to the controller and then to the other console (make sure it is turned on, obviously), to one of its front ports, and then connect and hold the Xbox button on the controller. When the light stays solid, you can remove the cable if you want, as it will now be synchronized with the console.
How to sync Xbox One controller to PC
As we have already shown, one of the great advantages of this remote is that it is fully compatible with PC (Windows). The easiest way to sync is to simply connect it using the USB cable that comes with the remote control, because Windows will be able to see the remote instantly and you won’t even need to install any type of driver or software to make it work.
If your PC has a connection Bluetooth, you can use the wireless controller, but obviously you will need to tighten it first. However, not all Xbox controllers have this capability: if your controller has a plastic cover around the Xbox logo, then it doesn’t match and you will need to purchase a wireless PC adapter, which is sold separately. However, if your controller has a built-in plastic pack, it supports Bluetooth. In the image below, the main controller is not supported, and the lower one is.
Once you have verified that your controller is compatible with this option, go to Settings -> Devices -> Bluetooth and other devices in Windows 10. Once you have selected the “Install Bluetooth or other device” option, then after clicking on that option, press the Xbox button on the controller. to unlock it, then press and hold the Bind button as we saw earlier until the PC finds it.
Finally, you have the option of using a wireless adapter that is sold separately. Just connect it to a free USB port on your PC and Windows will detect it automatically. After that, first press the Bind button on the adapter (located on the adapter side) and turn on the controller and press and hold the Bind button on the adapter to sync automatically.
Already have sync problems?
If after all that we have described in this document, the remote still gives you synchronization problems, you should check that its battery is working properly (try changing it to get started). In any case, we recommend that you review our tutorial on the most common problems with Xbox control for there you will find the sure solution.