If you don’t know How to turn on or turn off the Xbox Series X/S controller, we are going to help you out. We will not always be using our console or its accessories, so to save energy, it is important the controller when we don’t need it.
Normally, thanks to the power saving mode, your controller will turn itself off after some time of inactivity and you don’t need to turn it off every time you don’t use it. Even though it is best to learn how to turn on or turn off the Xbox Series X/S controller, so you can do the task manually.
How to turn on or turn off the Xbox Series X/S controller?
There are two different possible scenarios. You might have your Xbox console near, or it might be away. For both cases, we are going to detail the instructions below.
How to turn off Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S controller without a console?
Go to your Xbox X Series or Xbox Series S controller and press and hold the Xbox center button for about 6 seconds.
Your controller will turn off. To turn the controller back on, press and hold the Xbox center button again for a few seconds.
How to turn off Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S controller with a console?
Go to your Xbox X Series or Xbox Series S controller and press the Xbox center button for about 3 seconds.
A drop-down menu will appear on the screen. Click on “Turn off the controller” to turn it off.
You can then turn it back on by pressing and holding the center Xbox button and if necessary you will have to pair it again.
As you can see both methods are pretty easy. This way you will not have to charge your controller and you will be able to extend its battery life too.