Update Your Xbox Controller Easily: Step-by-Step Guide

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If you're like most Xbox One owners, you want to keep your gaming experience as up to date as possible. Fortunately, updating the Xbox Series Controller is easy and can be done without any special tools or skills.

Here's how to do it!

How to Update the Xbox Series Controller

Periodically, Microsoft releases firmware updates to their Controllers - This guide shows you how to do it and avoid issues during gameplay.

Total Time: 5 minutes

  1. Connect the Controller using a compatible USB-cable

    The cable avoids delays during the process.
    The controller can be updated either using you Xbox or your Windows PC.

  2. Launch the Xbox Accessories app

    Either on your Xbox or on your PC.
    1. On Xbox - Under "System," select "Devices."

  3. Select your controller

    Select the "Xbox Series Controller" option under "Controller Options.

  4. Check if there is an update available

    The menu on the left says if there are updated Firmware.

  5. Click Update Now

    This initiates the firmware update process.

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