How to Sync Xbox Series X Controller

How to Sync

How to Sync Xbox Series X Controller

In this guide, I will walk you through How to Sync Xbox Series X Controller. With my experience in this area, I’ll make sure the instructions are simple to follow and understand, ensuring even youngsters can get their controllers connected with ease.

What You Need

  • An Xbox Series X controller
  • The device you wish to connect the controller with
  • A USB-C cable (this is optional but useful)

Steps to Sync Your Controller

First, make sure your Xbox Series X console is powered on. Then, wake up your controller by pressing the Xbox button—it’s the one with the Xbox logo. If your goal is to connect the controller directly to your console, look for a small button on the back of the controller near the USB-C port. This is the sync button. Press it.

For those wanting to connect the controller to a PC, use a USB-C cable to link the controller to your computer. Once connected, navigate to the Settings app on your PC. Choose Devices then Bluetooth & other devices. Look for the Add Bluetooth or other device option and click it. You’ll see Xbox Wireless Controller in the device list. Select it, and just like that, your controller is connected to your PC.


Encountering issues? No worries. Ensure both your controller and the device it’s connecting to are switched on and that Bluetooth is active if you’re using it. Sometimes, a different USB-C cable can make all the difference. If it still isn’t working, try resetting your controller by pressing and holding both the Xbox button and the Pair button for 5 seconds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I connect my Xbox Series X controller to several devices?

Absolutely! Your controller can be paired with up to eight devices.

How do I disconnect my controller from a device?

Easy. Just press and hold the Xbox button and the Pair button together for 5 seconds.

Is it possible to use my Xbox Series X controller with a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5?

No, the Xbox Series X controller is not compatible with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 consoles.

Tips and Tricks

Did you know you can control your PC with your Xbox Series X controller without a physical connection? Simply go to the Settings app on your PC, navigate to Devices > Bluetooth & other devices, and add your controller as a new device. This allows you to use your controller with your PC wirelessly.

Moreover, you can play games on your phone or tablet using the Xbox Series X controller. Download the Xbox app from the App Store or Google Play, sign in, and tap the Controller tab to connect your controller. Now, you’re all set to enjoy gaming on your mobile devices with your controller.


This guide has provided you with all the necessary steps to connect your Xbox Series X controller to your chosen devices. Should you have any further questions, feel free to reach out in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to common questions about syncing your Xbox Series X controller:

  • What if my controller won’t connect? Check that it’s on, the batteries are correctly inserted, and Bluetooth is enabled on your device. Try unpairing and re-pairing, or reset your controller if needed.
  • How do I reset my controller? Press and hold the Xbox button and the sync button for about 10 seconds. The controller will turn off and then back on.
  • What if the buttons on my controller don’t match up with my PC’s commands? You can adjust the button mapping using the Xbox Accessories app.
  • Can I enlarge the screen when using my controller with a phone? Yes, adjust the screen size in your phone’s settings.

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