How To Update Xbox Series X Wireless Controller

The fastest way you can update your Xbox Series X wireless controller is by using  your new Xbox. All you need to do is to access the Accessories setting list and from there proceed with the controller update. You will need an internet connection to do this.

The Xbox Series X is the latest gaming console of Microsoft that was first released last November 2020. It boasts of a powerful 8 core custom Zen 2 CPU, a custom 12 TFLOPS GPU, and 16GB of GDDR6 memory making it able to handle even the most demanding games with ease.  You will be able to enjoy playing games at 4K resolution at 60fps up to 120 fps thanks to the FPS boost of most gaming titles.

Getting the latest firmware update on your Xbox controllers

To ensure a smooth gaming experience, get new improvements, or fix certain bugs you will want the wireless controller of your Xbox to be running on the latest firmware. There are three ways to get the latest update and these are via a wirelessly connection, a wired connection, or by using your PC.

Updating the controllers wirelessly

The latest Xbox Series X controller can update wirelessly without the need for a USB cable. This is the fastest way you can get the update on this controller. You can identify this controller by the 3.5 mm port at its bottom where you can connect a headset.

Time needed: 5 minutes.

Getting the latest firmware update for Xbox wireless controller

  1. Press the Xbox button.

    This can be found on your controller.Update Xbox Series X Wireless Controller

  2. Select Profile & System.

    This is the last tab on top of the side menu.Select Profile & System

  3. Select Settings.

    This will open your Xbox Series X settings menu.Getting the latest firmware update on your Xbox controllers

  4. Select Devices & connections.

    This will show you the device list settings.Select Devices and connections

  5. Select Accessories.

    This is where you can configure the Xbox accessories.Select Accessories

  6. Select the three dots.

    This is located below the controller you want to update.Select the three dots

  7. Select Firmware Update

    If you see the option to update then just select the firmware version then follow the steps provided.Select Firmware Update

Updating the controllers using a USB connection

You can also update your Xbox wireless controller using a wired connection. You will need a USB cable to do this. Connect one end to the USB-C port of the controller and the other end to the USB 3.0 port of the Xbox. The controller will be automatically detected. Follow the same steps on updating this controller wirelessly.

Getting the latest software update for your Xbox Series X controller is quite easy. Hopefully, this guide will help you.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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