For every newbie PC player, using a keyboard and mouse is virtually a rite of passage. Some people, however, prefer to play video games using an Xbox one controller, particularly those that demand precise joystick movements, like racing or platform games. Microsoft owns both PC and Xbox. Thus, there is excellent support for Xbox controllers on Windows PCs; here's how to accomplish it. Both Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X controllers are covered in this manual.
The fantastic thing about Xbox one controller is how simple it is to attach them. You may use the official Xbox Wireless Adapter or Bluetooth to connect wirelessly or through USB. It should be noted that although all current Xbox One controllers support Bluetooth, the first model did not.
Identification Of Your Xbox Controller
Despite having "Xbox" in its name, you are not required to link the Xbox Wireless Gamepad with a console. The controller connects with Windows 10 as well, enabling wireless usage with any compatible PC game. To begin utilizing your Xbox controller with your PC, follow these steps. The Xbox Wireless Gamepad, now widely available, came with the Xbox Series S/X and is almost exactly like the controller for the Xbox One. The processes for attaching them to your PC are the same, and they both support Bluetooth and Xbox wireless connectivity. Both gamepad generations may be used with these instructions.
The gamepads that came with the Xbox One S and subsequent consoles have Xbox wireless connection and Bluetooth, in contrast to the original Xbox One controllers' lack wireless connectivity. Both controllers can be used wirelessly with your PC, but the method is different, and you'll need a wireless dongle for the gamepads that aren't Bluetooth. The good news is that Bluetooth controllers have been manufactured for so long that there's a strong possibility yours already has Bluetooth if you purchased it within the previous four years.
Examine the plastic that surrounds the Guide button to see whether your Xbox controller is Bluetooth-enabled or not. You have a Bluetooth gamepad if it is made of the same smooth plastic as the controller's face and has no seams. A non-Bluetooth gamepad has a seam between the Guide button and the controller's front and is made of the same material as the bumper buttons. It is an Xbox Series controller with Bluetooth if it features a tiny, rectangular Capture button between the Menu and View buttons and a USB-C connector on the top rather than a micro USB port.
Bluetooth Connectivity For Your Xbox Controller On A PC
It is nearly identical to connecting it with your Xbox One or Xbox Series by linking the Xbox one controller with your PC through Bluetooth. The controller is turned on by pressing and holding the Guide button for three seconds, followed by three more seconds holding the Pairing button. It indicates the pairing mode. Hold the Pairing button on the system if you pair the controller with a console. You must go through specific settings to connect the controller to a Windows 10 computer. If your PC lacks Bluetooth, you additionally need a Bluetooth USB dongle. Here is the whole procedure in detail:
- To turn on the controller, hold down the Guide button.
- Hold the Pairing button for three seconds when the Guide button starts to flash.
- In the system tray, right-click the Bluetooth icon.
- Go to "Add a Bluetooth Device" and click.
- Select Bluetooth by clicking "Add Bluetooth or other Device."
- Go to "Xbox Wireless Controller" and click. Wait until the Bluetooth menu indicates the controller and the Guide button is a solid white color.
You may now play most of the current games with controller support using your PC and the Xbox Wireless Gamepad. Similar to Sony's DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers, the gamepad's headphone connector is not usable. Although you can use a wired gaming headset with a controller and the game system that goes with it. Audio isn't routed via the port when it's linked to a PC through Bluetooth.
A Bluetooth-paired Xbox one controller works well with numerous Android games and game emulation applications. The controller is associated with the mobile device in both situations precisely like any Bluetooth accessory. If you want a dead simple plug-and-play experience, the Xbox One controller is a clear choice and among the best PC controllers.