One of the most exciting parts of getting next-gen consoles is getting your hands-on getting to use their next-gen controllers. Just like previous generations, you’ll need to go through a few steps to properly pair your controller, especially with an Xbox. Here is everything you need to know about how to connect controllers to the Xbox Series X and Series S.
How to Connect Controller to Xbox Series X and Series S
The first step you’ll need to take to connect your controller is to find the Bluetooth pairing button. Depending on how you orient your Xbox Series X or Series S, it will either be on the bottom left (placed sideways) or bottom right (placed standing up).
When you find the button, you have to press and hold it until the Xbox button starts blinking. As soon as you see it blink, press and hold the controller’s Bluetooth pairing button, located on the top middle near the LB button.
The controller should start blinking in tandem with the Xbox Series X or Series S after a few seconds, eventually pairing it with your console.
As long as you don’t pair it to a different console, your controller should automatically sync up with your console. That means you don’t have to worry about doing this process every time you turn on your machine.
How to Connect Controller to Xbox Series X and Series S:
- Find the Bluetooth pairing button on your Xbox.
It will be either on the bottom left if you placed it sideways or bottom right if you’re standing your Xbox Series X up.
- Press and hold it until the Xbox button starts blinking.
- Press and hold the Bluetooth pairing button till it starts blinking.
The button is located on the top middle of your controller near the LB button.
And that is everything you need to know about how to connect controllers to the Xbox Series X and Series S. Still have more questions about the new consoles? Search through Twinfinite, as we’ve got plenty of helpful guides about navigating Microsoft’s newest generation.