Is your Xbox One controller not working as it worked before? If so, you need to update your Xbox One controller. The Xbox Controller uses the firmware software that is used to run on the hardware devices. Microsoft updates the firmware version often to provide a better version of the Controller, so you also need to update your Controller. The Xbox Controller owners can update their Controllers by themself. There are three methods available to update your Xbox controllers. You can update the controller wirelessly, using a USB cable and with Windows 10.

Xbox One Controller

If you are using the new Xbox Controller model, you can update it wirelessly. In case you are using the old model, you need to update your controller with a USB cable. To check whether your controller can be updated wirelessly, look at your controller. If you find a circular jack to use the headset, you can update the controller wirelessly, or else you need to do it with the USB cable.

How to Update Xbox One Controller Wirelessly

1. Turn on your Xbox One controller and connect the Headset adaptor to the controller to update them.

2. Next, set up it with the internet connection and sign in with your Xbox One account.

3. Click the Xbox button on your controller to open the Home menu.

click the Xbox button on Xbox One controller

4. Navigate to the Settings menu.

click settings to update Xbox One controller

5. Select Systems from the Settings menu.

6. Tap Kinect and devices and click the Devices &accessories option in the menu.

select devices and accessories

7. Click the three dots icon to find more options.

click the more icon to update Xbox One controller

8. Choose the Firmware Version with the number.

tap Firmware to update Xbox One controller

9. Tap the Update Now button to update the Xbox One Controller.

select update now to update Xbox One controller

10. Once your controller is updated, click the Close button.

click the close button

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How to Update Xbox One Controller with USB

1. Power on your Xbox One console and check the internet connection.

2. Now, connect your Xbox One controller to Xbox One console with the mini USB cable.

3. Sign in with your Xbox account credentials.

4. Plugin the stereo headset adaptor into your Xbox controller.

5. Press the Xbox button on your controller and move to the Settings menu.

navigate to settings menu

6. Select Systems from the Settings menu.

7. Go to Kinect&Devices from the systems menu and select Devices&accessories.

8. Click the three dots(more) icon and select the Firmware version box.

9. Tap the Update now button.

10. If the updating process is over, click the Close button. Finally, your Xbox One Controller is updated.

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How to Update Xbox One Controller on PC

You can also update the Xbox One Controller on your PC using the Xbox Accessories app. Make sure that you have Windows 10 on your PC to update the Controller.

1. Initially, Turn on your PC.

2. Navigate to the Microsoft Store and type Xbox accessories in the search.

3. Select the app and click the Get button to download the app.

Select Get to download Xbox Accessories

4. Once the installation process is over, select the Open button to launch the app on your PC.

launch the app on your PC

5. Now, connect the Xbox controller to your PC using the USB cable.

6. If your controller needs an update, you will receive a message after you connect the controller.

7. If not, click the three dots icon to see more options regarding updates.

tap the three dots icon

8. Next, tap the Firmware version with the number.

select firmware to update Xbox One controller

9. Click the Continue button.

click the continue button to update Xbox One controller

After updating the Xbox One Controller, you can able to use the Controller to play the games with new features. It can also respond quicker than before and you will not face any trouble while playing the games. If you have any doubts about the above guide, please mention them in the comments section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you need to update the Xbox One controller?

Microsoft updates the Firmware often to improve the performance of the controller, so you also need to update your Xbox One controller to avoid lagging.

How to fix Xbox One Controller is not turning on or keep turning off?

If your Xbox One controller is not working, check the status of your battery. Suppose it is not charged, plug in the Charger. If your controller is charged and still not turning on, you need to update the controller firmware.