Microsoft launched the Xbox One controller to provide the best gaming experience. Instead of using a mouse or keyboard, you shall connect the Xbox controller to Xbox and play games on the console effortlessly. The controller is the essential thing to control the gameplay. The best thing about Xbox controllers is that it has the universal connection mode. It means you can connect Xbox One controller to Xbox Series X & S console and vice versa. As the controller works better than a keyboard and mouse, it is widely used by many users and becomes more versatile daily. You can opt for either wired controllers or wireless controllers. For a better experience, you need to update your Xbox One controller.
How to Update Xbox One Controller
Updating Xbox One console will fix up issues like Xbox Sign In Error Code 0x87DD0006. There are three different ways to update your Xbox One Controller. They are listed below.
- Through USB
- Update on PC
Update Xbox One Controller Wirelessly
#1. Power On your Xbox One console and controller. And then, press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide.
#2. Select Profile & System and then choose the Settings option.
#3. Tap on the Devices & Connections >> Accessories. Now, choose the controller you want to update.
#4. Select the Device info icon on the Xbox Wireless Controller.
#5. Tap the Firmware version box.
#6. Hit Update Now to download the latest version of the controller software.
#7. Wait till the updation process is completed.
#8. Once you see the Updated notification, tap on the Close button.
Update Xbox One Controller through USB
. Power On your Xbox One console and your controller.
. Connect your controller to your Xbox One console using a USB cable.
- If you are using a stereo headset adapter, plug in a headset.
. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
. Choose Profile & System >> Settings.
. Now select Devices & Connections and then select Accessories.
. Highlight the Controller that you want to update.
. On the Xbox Wireless Controller screen, click on the ellipsis icon.
. Tap on the Firmware Version box on the left side panel.
. Tap the Update Now option and wait until the process to complete.
. Hit the Close button.
FYI: Besides updating Xbox One Controller, you can clear the cache on Xbox One to fix any performance issues.
Update Xbox One Controller using Windows 10/11 PC
1). Initially, power on your PC and open the Xbox Accessories app.
- If you don’t have this app. Download the Xbox Accessories app from the Microsoft Store.
2). Connect your Xbox One Controller to your PC using a USB cable. Or the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.
3). Automatically, you will get the Update Required message. If not, do it manually.
4). Once the updation is completed, tap the Close button.
Your Xbox One Controller is updated now. These are the possible ways to update your controller. You can choose any of the methods at your convenience to update the controller. Updating your controller will enhance the functions and improves the audio setup settings. So you can play your games with better audio quality.
You can either use wired or wireless controllers to play the games. Wired controllers have no battery issues and offer a faster response in gaming. Moreover, it costs only half the price of wireless controllers. The recent wireless controllers have a good range so that you can enjoy gaming without any interruptions. If you have any issues with your controller, you can easily fix your Xbox One Controller drift.
Frequently Asked Questions
Initially, press the Xbox button on your controller. And then press the sync button on your Xbox console. Finally, hold the synch button on your Xbox controller.
One of the simplest ways to reset your Xbox One controller is by pressing and holding the Xbox button on your controller for about 5-10 seconds to turn it Off. Wait for a few seconds and then press and hold the Xbox button again to turn it On.
Before updating your controller, check the batteries. If the battery level is low or if it is dead, then you can’t update your Xbox One controller.
You can update your Xbox One controller without a console by using the Xbox Accessories app on Windows 10 or 11 PC.
Yes, you can update your Xbox One Controller wirelessly or by using the Xbox accessories app on a PC. You don’t need a USB cable to update your controller.
Yes. With the firmware update, input latency will be reduced as the latest version will have a Dynamic Latency Input.