by Raven T.
For all of the gamers out there, you all know the rush of playing video games . The adrenaline rush keeps you guys going for hours. An Xbox One Controller is a very essential part of the playing process. It is connected to Xbox which lets you play your favorite games. Xbox which is my Microsoft is usually compared to Sony's PlayStation. Xbox is still very much demanded all around the world. Gamers love the experience these consoles give. They are also very high in quality and can render games till 60fps. It is an excellent gaming console for any person looking to make his/her gaming time fun and enjoyable. Some numerous other features and options are accessible to an Xbox user. A lot of facilities are available too and most of them are free of charge. One thing that sets Xbox apart from PS4 is its controller, Xbox One. Among other differences, one major difference is that Xbox One can be connected to PC while on the other hand PlayStation's console cannot be connected to PC. Even if it can be, it is very difficult and cannot be done directly.
The table below shows the advantages of using the respective method. This will help you in choosing which is the option with the most advantages.
Connect Xbox Controller to PC using Bluetooth
Connect Xbox Controller to PC using a USB cable
Connect Xbox Controller to PC using a wireless adapter
We have illustrated the ease of using each method. They are ranked on their feasibility and the lack of hassle.
As much as it is great to play games on your computer, I am sure you must miss the feel and the experience that an Xbox controller brings to you. The mouse cannot replace the controller and that is a fact. If that is the case then what you can do is connect your controller that is Xbox One to your computer. That way, you will be able to play on your computer with the controller that you love so much. One thing is to be noted. Please make sure that you are using the new controller to connect it with your PC. The old controller cannot be connected . If you are not sure which controller you have, then I am providing one feature that you can see on your controller to know if it is of the new version or the old one. If it is the older version , then the main body is separated from the body that is present near the logo. However, if you have the newer version then the edge of it would be molded differently.Once you are done recognizing the model of your controller, you are all set to connect it and use it.
The Xbox One controller works with the console through Bluetooth. You must have noticed that the Xbox One controller is wireless. It is not connected through wires or cables. The one that makes it work is the Bluetooth connection. This feature is present in the controller by default. This enables it to make it work. That is how you enjoy your gaming session. Wires can limit you as you cannot move much further ahead. At the same time, convenience can be compromised at times. This Bluetooth feature can be used to connect the Xbox One Controller to PC. The procedure to do that is stated below.
Step 1: Insert AA batteries inside the controller's battery compartment.
Step 2: Switch on your PC
Step 3: Go to the search bar. Search for Bluetooth . Look for the icon of it as well.
Step 4: Select Bluetooth.
Step 5: Choose the option of adding Bluetooth and other related devices' settings.
Step 6 : Switch on Xbox One controller .
Step 7: At the top of the controller will be a sync button. Click on that to turn it on.
Step 8: Now look at your PC's monitor screen. In the Bluetooth devices section, Xbox One's name will be visible.
Step 9: Select the Xbox One option.
Step 10: Your controller will now be connected to your PC via Bluetooth.
At times the Bluetooth may stop working. Bluetooth is not always available . The Xbox controller might not catch the Bluetooth signal or the Bluetooth in your PC might not be enabled due to any reason. This can result in you not being able to connect your Xbox One controller. If that is the case, then we have another solution for you. You can connect your Xbox One controller to your PC through a cable . This cable will be a USB cable. You can enjoy playing your favorite games on your PC through this method. It is very effective. It will provide you with all the fun and experience you would have otherwise enjoyed when using a different method. It might take a little while to get used to playing with the USB cable. This cabled experience might not be as good as the wireless experience , but it will be better than using a keyboard and a mouse to play games. To know how to do this, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Pick out a USB cable suitable for your PC.
Step 2: Connect the smaller end of the USB cable to your Xbox One controller.
Step 3: Connect the larger end of your USB cable to your PC.
Step 4: Connect both the ends properly.
Step 5: Switch on your Xbox One controller .
Step 6: You will receive a notification on your PC that your controller is connected.
It is to be noted that the procedure mentioned above is only applicable for Windows 10 . If you have
any other windows, you will require a stable internet connection that will ensure that your PC gets
access to the driver files on the computer. Another thing to take note of is that in the latest
Windows 10 it takes a short amount of time to connect through this method. However, for the
older version, it may take a little longer.
The last method which we will be discussing is the wireless adapter method. Using a wire or a cable to connect your Xbox One controller to your PC majorly affects your gaming experience. If you're used to playing wirelessly , playing with the cable can affect your overall gaming mood too. Sometimes it may be possible that your Bluetooth may not work . In case your Bluetooth is disabled and you do not have access to a USB cable or you do not want to compromise on your game experience by using a cable, then we have another option for you. This option does not require Bluetooth or the use of a cable. In this method, we will be using a wireless adapter to connect your
Xbox One controller to your PC. Follow the steps below to connect via this adapter.
Step 1: Insert the wireless adapter into the slot of your PC.
Step 2: Now you will notice the adapter downloading the drives related to this on the PC itself.
Step 3: Wait for are you all your drives to be installed on your PC.
Step 4 : Press the power button on the adapter.
Step 5: Switch on your Xbox One controller.
Step 6: Click on the sync button at the top of the Xbox One controller.
Step 7: Wait for the controller to get connected to the PC.
It is to be noted that the adapter which is mentioned above, should only be bought if you have an
older version of the Microsoft computer. If you have the latest Microsoft PC , you do not have to worry about buying an adapter. This wireless adapter is already present by default inside the latest version of these computers.
The final take is that connecting your Xbox One to your PC is an excellent way of improving the way you play games on PC. It will enhance it further. The methods listed above are different ways through which you can connect your Xbox One Controller to your PC and enjoy gaming.
About Raven T.
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