How to Sync Your Xbox Series X Controller to the Console

Getting started.

Xbox Series X

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If you have recently purchased a new Xbox Series X or a new controller, then you will need to take a couple of steps before you can use it. It is also the kind of thing you can do, then quickly forget about, so this article will serve as a brief refresher for those who may have forgotten the process. 

You won’t need any wires or anything like that, as syncing your controller to your Xbox Series X console is a pretty simple process.

With that in mind, here is what you need to do to Sync controllers to consoles in the future:

  1. Click the button above the USB Port on the Xbox Series X|S at the front of the console. The Xbox Light should begin to Flash
  2. Click the small circle button on the top of your Series X|S controller beside the Left Bumper button. The Xbox button on the controller should begin to flash also.
  3. When both the Console and Controller’s lights turn solid, it means that the controller and console are now paired and should be good to go.

Going through the above steps should connect your Xbox controller to your Xbox Series X. If you are still having trouble, then the bad news is that it might be a faulty controller. Before assuming the worst, make sure it is charged, as we have all made that simple mistake at some point in our life.