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How To Connect Xbox Controller To PC Through Bluetooth?

There are many users who are facing issues while connecting their Xbox One controller to their computers via Bluetooth. But, if they are using a USB cable connection instead of a wireless cable connection, the Xbox controller works fine.

Most users face issues connecting their Xbox controller to their PC using Bluetooth. If your Xbox wireless controller is not working properly, you must go through this amazing guide to know how to connect Xbox controller to PC.

How To Connect Xbox Controller To PC Using Bluetooth?

1. Run Hardware And Devices Troubleshooter

The Windows OS (Windows11/10) contains lots of in-build troubleshooters to solve different types of problems. According to your problem, you can use any specific troubleshooter to solve any specific issue.

You can also try Windows Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter to solve your problem. To start troubleshooting, you just start the command prompt. Thereafter write the command mentioned below and press the ENTER button.

msdt. exe – id DeviceDiagnostic

2. Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter

If the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter has not fixed your problem, then you try Bluetooth Troubleshooter to solve your connection problem.

  • Windows 11
  • First open Windows 11 Settings.
  • Then go toSystem > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
  • Then tap on the Run button beside Bluetooth.
  • Window 10 
  • First open Windows 10 Settings.
  • Then go toSettings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.”
  • Finally, click on the Other troubleshooter link on the right side of the window.
  • Finally, choose Bluetooth and tap on Run the troubleshooter.

3. Disconnect Bluetooth Device and Connect it Again

If the above-mentioned troubleshooting steps haven’t helped you, then you should turn off the Xbox controller from Bluetooth & Devices in Windows and try to pair it again.

Steps To Remove Bluetooth Device On Windows 11:

  • First, open the Settings option and then click on the Bluetooth & Devices tab from the left pane.
  • Now tap on the top right side of your Xbox Controller by clicking on 3 dots.
  • Finally, choose the Remove device option.

Steps To Remove Bluetooth Devices On Windows 10:

  • First open Settings and then go to “Devices > Bluetooth & Other Devices.”
  • Then choose your Xbox controller and finally, remove it.

Now click on the Start and Select the Device Manager option after disconnecting your Xbox controller. Thereafter expand the Human Interface Devices node.

After that click on the HID-compliant game controller and then tap on Uninstall device. Finally, your HID-compliant game controller driver will be automatically uninstalled.

Note: In case you do not find the above driver under HID nodes, tap on View and then choose Show hidden devices.

Now you try again to connect your controller to your PC.

4. Check The Status of The Device Association Service

There are many users who are facing problems finding their Xbox controller option in the Bluetooth  Add a Device window. First, you examine the status of the Device Association Service. If this service is not working then you follow the below steps:

  • First press the Win + R keys to launch the Run command box.
  • Then write services. msc and tap OK. This will start a Services app.
  • After that, you scroll down and locate the Device Association Services. Then you see a running status, if not, start the service.
  • Now click on the Device Association Service and then select Start.

Thereafter, you should try to pair your Xbox controller to your PC through Bluetooth.

Note: your Startup type of Device Association Service must be manual (Triggered).

5. Remove And Connect Your Bluetooth Device Through The Control Panel

Through the control panel, you can simply fix the wireless Xbox controller issue. You should follow these steps which are depicted below:

  • First, start the Control Panel.
  • Then change View by mode from Category to Large icons.
  • Then select the Devices and Printers option.
  • Now disconnect the Xbox controller and connect it again via the Control Panel.

6. Update Or Re-Install Your Bluetooth Driver

If you are facing trouble in adding your Xbox controller to your computer yet, there might be a Bluetooth driver problem. To correct this problem you update or reinstall the Bluetooth driver. To reinstall your Bluetooth driver you should follow these steps:

  • First, open the Optional updates page in  Window 10/11 settings and check for your pending updates and install it.
  • If there are no updates pending for your Bluetooth driver on the windows 10/11 Optional updates page, then, open the Drive Manager to expand the Bluetooth node. After that, click on the Bluetooth drive of your Xbox controller and then choose the Update driver option. Thereafter click on Search automatically for the drivers.

Note: If you are still facing problems after updating your driver, uninstall it from the Device Manager and restart your device. After restarting, Windows will automatically search for the latest version of drivers. Finally, you install it.

Conclusion – Xbox controller connecting with your PC

If your Xbox One controller is not connecting with your PC via Bluetooth, then make sure your Bluetooth is turned on. To fix the connection you just try to remove and add your Xbox controller to your computer.

If this technique is not working, then it may be a Bluetooth driver malfunctioning issue. To correct it you may try these possible solutions one by one. I hope any one solution may work.

  • Run hardware and devices troubleshooter
  • Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
  • Remove the Bluetooth device and connect it again
  • Check the status of the device association service
  • Disconnect and connect your Bluetooth device through the Control Panel
  • Update and install it again your Bluetooth driver
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