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Posted 01/17/2019

How to Use an Xbox One Controller on a PC

How to Use an Xbox One Controller on a PC

The Xbox One Wireless Gamepad may have Xbox One in the name, however, you don't have to utilize it with the comfort. Windows 10 can just and effortlessly match with the controller, and give you remote gamepad powers over any perfect PC diversion. 

Contingent upon how old the controller is you may need to utilize a different remote dongle, yet as of the Xbox One S, every ongoing controller incorporates Bluetooth support to make PC associations that a lot less demanding. This is what you have to do so as to begin utilizing it with your PC:

Figure Out Which Xbox One Controller You Have

Xbox One Wireless Gamepads included with the Xbox One S and made after its discharge have Bluetooth, while the first Xbox One controllers don't. 

You can utilize both remotely with your PC, however, the procedure is extraordinary; you have to get a different remote dongle for the non-Bluetooth gamepads. This implies you have to make sense of which controller you have.

Tragically, Microsoft didn't accomplish something clear like put a Bluetooth logo under the battery entryway. To decide if you have a Bluetooth or non-Bluetooth Xbox One controller, you have to take a gander at the plastic encompassing the Guide catch. 

On the off chance that it's indistinguishable plastic from the substance of the controller, with no creases, you have a Bluetooth gamepad. In the event that it's indistinguishable plastic from the guard catches, with a crease between the Guide catch and the substance of the controller, it's a non-Bluetooth gamepad.

Bluetooth Pairing

Blending the Xbox One controller with your PC over Bluetooth is nearly equivalent to matching it with your Xbox One. Power on the controller by holding down the Guide catch, at that point hold the Pairing catch on the highest point of the controller down for three seconds until the point when the Guide catch flashes.

 This implies it's in blending mode. On the off chance that you're interfacing it to an Xbox One, you, hold down the Pairing catch on the framework itself, yet for Windows 10 you have to experience a few menus. You additionally require a Bluetooth USB dongle if your PC doesn't have Bluetooth locally available. Here's the full well-ordered process.

  1. Hold the Guide catch down on the controller to turn it on.
  2. Hold the Pairing catch on the controller for three seconds until the point that the Guide catch flashes.
  3. Right-tap on the Bluetooth symbol in your framework plate and snap "Include a Bluetooth Device."
  4. Click "Include Bluetooth or other Device" and select Bluetooth.
  5. Click "Xbox Wireless Controller."
  6. Wait until the point that the Guide catch is strong white and the Bluetooth menu says the controller is associated.
  7. Start playing!

You can utilize the Xbox One Wireless Gamepad with your PC now and play by far most of the current amusements that help controllers. In any case, you can't utilize the headset jack on the gamepad.

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Much the same as Sony's DualShock 4, while you can utilize a wired gaming headset with a controller and its related diversion framework, the sound isn't sent through the jack when it's associated with a PC over Bluetooth.

With a USB Adapter

In the event that you have a more seasoned Xbox One controller, or you simply need to utilize your more up to date one with Microsoft's restrictive remote association rather than Bluetooth, you have to get the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.

It's a USB dongle intended to interface specifically to your Xbox One gamepad with no Bluetooth setup or blending. You should simply connect the dongle and combine it to your controller similarly as though you were blending your Xbox One, squeezing the Pairing catch on every gadget.

This $25 connector has a few advantages over Bluetooth. First of all, you can utilize something like eight gamepads with the connector, while Microsoft suggests utilizing only each one in turn with Bluetooth. The headset jack is likewise empowered in the event that you utilize the connector, with flexible settings in the Xbox application for Windows 10.

Use It Wired

At long last, in the event that you needn't bother with a remote association, you can simply utilize a small scale USB link. Attachment one end into your PC and the other into the smaller scale USB port at the highest point of the gamepad, and it will naturally introduce. 

You won't need to experience any menus or fitting in any connectors. Obviously, at that point, you have to manage a physical tie to your PC, so it isn't entirely practical for a lounge chair setup.

When you're prepared to begin playing, look at our most loved PC recreations. What's more, in case you're a PlayStation client, read up on the most proficient method to utilize a PS4 DualShock 4 controller on a PC.

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