The Xbox One gaming console allows users to update their controllers. While it is not required, Microsoft makes frequent firmware updates to the gaming accessory.
These firmware updates make various improvements to the controller, including enhancements for headset adapter capabilities and much more.
Thankfully, Microsoft has provided three different ways for Xbox One owners to update their controllers. Here’s how to do it.
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How to update your Xbox One controller wirelessly
If you want to update your Xbox One controller wirelessly, you will need a controller purchased during or after June 2015. If you aren’t sure when you bought your controller, check the bottom of it for a round 3.5-mm port; this indicates that your controller is able to update wirelessly.
If you want your headset to receive updates as well, be sure to connect your stereo headset adapter to your controller.
1. Power on your Xbox One controller and press the Xbox button. Select „System“ and then „Settings.“
2. Click on „Devices & streaming“ and then „Accessories.“ Select the controller that you wish to update.
3. Click on „Device info“ and select the „Firmware version“ box.
4. Click „Update Now“ and your Xbox One controller will begin to update.
Foto: Select „Firmware version“ to commence the controller update.sourceTaylor Lyles/Business Insider
How to update your Xbox One controller using a USB
1. Connect your controller to your Xbox One using a USB cable.
2. Instructions for automatically installing the update should appear.
Foto: After the controller updates, you can exit the Xbox One settings page.sourceTaylor Lyles/Business Insider
3. If the instructions don’t automatically appear, press the Xbox button on your controller.
4. Select „System“ and then „Settings.“
5. Click on „Devices & streaming“ and then „Accessories.“ Select the controller that you wish to update.
6. Click on „Device info“ and select the „Firmware version“ box.
7. Click „Continue.“
How to update your Xbox One controller using a Windows 10 computer
2. Connect your Xbox One controller to your PC. If your controller is wireless, connect it to your PC by using a USB cable or the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.
3. With the Xbox Accessories app open, if a controller update is required, a message should pop up saying „Update Required.“
4. Click „Close“ once your controller has updated.
Foto: A mandatory update for the controller will appear when applicable.sourceTaylor Lyles/Business Insider