How To Sync Xbox One Controller To Reconnect Or Re-Pair with Xbox

Brought new controller or having issue with existing then it requires a resync

Xbox Controller connectivity issue is common on Xbox when you are trying to play games. Many times Xbox One will fail to detect the game controller and requires a reconnection. So fix it resyncing Xbox controller is the best way to make it work. In this Xbox Controller Sync guide, you will find step by step method to resync the controller and resolve the connectivity issue.

How To Resync Xbox One Controller

To resync the controller you have to ensure the Xbox One controllers light is flashing when you press the bind button. This means the controller is not having a hardware issue and it is turned on with enough power. If Xbox fails to detect the controller then you have to repair using consoles connect button. Once replace the batteries and check.

  1. To resync, turn on Xbox One console and press the Xbox logo on the controller.
  2. Hold the Xbox button for a while and the light on it will start flashing.
  3. There is a connect button on the controller and on the console, you can hit that also to resync the controller.
  4. Connect button on Xbox One is located on the front right while the same button on Xbox One controller is located on the front site.

By hitting the button you will be able to sync the Xbox controller with Xbox.  Try this if auto-connection fails to work, hold the connect button for around 20 seconds on the controller to start the flashing light. Then press the connection on Xbox and the controller light will become stable.

If you have more than one controller then you have to repeat these steps, once everything is synced properly you will be able to use the controller on Xbox One while playing games. If nothing works then to test whether the controller is not having any hardware issue connect with USB-to-Micro-USB cable with the console. The same is used for charging. Because Xbox supports both Wired and Wireless mode.