If you have an Xbox Series X/S controller, today we are going to show you how to connect it to a Windows 10 PC. It can be the ideal option to play some games since Xbox controllers are compatible with a PC that has Windows 10.
And connecting an Xbox One controller to the X Series or S Series is extremely easy with just a few simple steps. Either by cable or via Bluetooth, this is what you need to do to be able to use your next-generation Xbox controller on a Windows 10 PC.
How to connect an Xbox controller to a Windows 10 PC?
Using an Xbox X Series or Xbox S Series controller with the PC offers the same result as using a conventional controller. We are going to show you two easy ways.
Connecting the controller via USB
If you want to connect the controller via USB, the only precaution you must take is to have a USB cable with USB Type C connectivity at one end (you can use a converter adapter), which is the one used by both controllers, and a standard USB connection at the other end.
You will only need to connect the controller via cable to the computer and the PC will recognize it automatically. You will see an alert box in the taskbar area indicating that the process has started and another warning, after a few seconds, indicating that it has been configured correctly.
You do not have to do anything, the operating system does everything and at the end, you will see how it appears among the connected accessories. But yes, it is advisable that you do not have the Xbox up and running, some errors may occur.
Connecting the controller via Bluetooth
And if you prefer to connect it with Bluetooth, follow these steps:
- First, you must go to the “Settings” menu by going to the “Devices” section and when the new window opens, accessing the “Bluetooth and other devices” section in the left column.
- You will see a panel and in the upper area the “+” button with the text “Add Bluetooth or another device” on which you will have to click to start the process.
- A window will open with options to add a device to your PC and from them, you will choose the one that appears first, Bluetooth.
- You must turn on the Xbox One Series X or Series S controller and after a couple of seconds, hold the small button that appears in the rear area next to the triggers for two seconds until the button with the Xbox logo begins to blink rapidly.
- At that point, the controller will be in synchronization mode ready to be detected by the PC and you should see the name of the controller appear in the list. Click on it, and Windows will start recognizing it.
Of course, you may encounter some problems when connecting the controller to Windows 10 via Bluetooth, but trying it a couple of times should solve your problems.