How to Connect Xbox Controller to Xbox Wireless Adapter?

To connect your Xbox controller to your Xbox Wireless Adapter, follow these steps:

1. Plug the Xbox Wireless Adapter into an available USB port on your console.

2. Turn on your console and controller by pressing the Guide button on the controller.

The Guide button is the large, center button with a white X in the middle.

3. Press and hold down the Bind button on the adapter for three seconds until the light around it begins to flash rapidly.

4. While it’s flashing, press and release the Sync button on your controller (this is a small button located just below the Guide button).

Your controller should now be connected to your console via Bluetooth!

  • Plug the Xbox Wireless Adapter into your computer
  • On your controller, press and hold the Xbox button for three seconds to turn it on
  • Press and release the connect button on the adapter
  • Press and release the connect button on your controller again within 20 seconds—the controller’s buttons will flash to indicate it’s searching for a connection to the adapter
  • 5- If successful, your controller will vibrate and you’ll see that Controller 1 is displayed in the lower-left corner of your screen

How Do I Connect My Wireless Xbox Controller to the Adapter?

If you’re looking to use an Xbox One controller with your PC, the process will be slightly different than it was for the Xbox 360 controller. Instead of using a wired connection, you’ll need to connect your controller wirelessly by using either Bluetooth or the Xbox Wireless Adapter. Here’s how to do both.

To connect your wireless Xbox One controller to your PC, you’ll need to have an existing wireless connection between the two devices. If you don’t have one already, you can create one by using a Microsoft wireless adapter. Once you have a wireless connection established, follow these steps:

1. On your PC, go to Settings > Devices and click “Add Bluetooth or other devices.”

2. Select “Bluetooth” from the list of options that appears and wait for your PC to search for nearby devices.

3. Press and hold the pairing button on your controller until it starts flashing.

This is usually located on the back of the controller near the L2/R2 buttons.

4. Select “Xbox Wireless Controller” from the list of available devices and click “Pair.” Your controller should now be successfully connected to your PC!

Why Won’t My Xbox Controller Connect to My Wireless Adapter?

If you’re having trouble connecting your Xbox controller to your wireless adapter, there are a few things you can try to fix the issue. First, make sure that the batteries in your controller are fresh. If they’re running low, it can cause connection issues.

You should also check to see if the adapter is properly plugged into your console. If those two things don’t work, you may need to reset your controller by pressing and holding the sync button for three seconds. This will clear any existing connections and allow you to start fresh.

Finally, if none of these solutions work, it’s possible that there’s something wrong with either the controller or the adapter itself. In this case, you’ll need to get in touch with Microsoft support for further assistance.

Does New Xbox Controller Work With Wireless Adapter?

The new Xbox controller does work with the wireless adapter. You will need to connect the controller to the adapter using a micro USB cable. Once connected, you will be able to use the controller wirelessly with your Xbox One console or PC.

The range of the wireless connection is up to 30 feet.

How Do I Connect My Xbox One Controller With a Switch to the Adapter?

To connect your Xbox One controller with a Switch to the adapter, you’ll need to purchase an Xbox One Play and Charge Kit. Once you have the kit, follow these instructions:

1. Connect the micro USB end of the cable that came with the kit to the top of the Xbox One controller.

2. Take the other end of that same cable and plug it into the bottom of the Switch dock. If you’re using a Switch Lite, connect this cable directly to the Switch Lite itself.

3. On your Switch, navigate to System Settings, then Controllers and Sensors, and finally Turn on Pro Controller Wireless Communications.

With this last setting enabled, your Xbox One controller will now appear in Bluetooth device menus on other devices just like any other Bluetooth controller would.

4. To finish connecting your controller, open up whatever game you want to play on your Switch and press + hold down both the Sync button (located just above the directional pad on the left Joy-Con or next to the Charging Grip’s USB-C port on right Joy-Con) as well as Share button (on either Joy-Con) until both buttons begin flashing rapidly indicating that they’re ready to sync wirelessly with another device over Bluetooth; once they start flashing rapidly release both buttons

5. Back on your Xbox One controller press + hold down its Sync button (top center portion of the body just above shoulder buttons) until it also begins flashing rapidly; when it does so release the Sync button

6. Your controller is now successfully synced with your switch!

Xbox Wireless Adapter Not Connecting to Controller

If you’re having trouble connecting your Xbox Wireless Adapter to your controller, there are a few things you can try to fix the problem. First, make sure that the adapter is properly plugged into your console’s USB port. If it’s not, unplug it and plug it back in.

Next, check to see if the batteries in your controller are fresh – if they’re not, replace them with new ones. Finally, try restarting your console by holding down the power button for 10 seconds. If none of these steps work, you may need to purchase a new Xbox Wireless Adapter.


Most Xbox One controllers will work with a PC right out of the box. All you need is a free USB port. But if you want to use an Xbox controller wirelessly, you’ll need to buy the official wireless adapter or an unofficial one.

To connect your controller wirelessly:

1. Turn on your Xbox Wireless Adapter by pressing the big button on top.

2. Press and hold the connect button on your controller for three seconds until the light bar starts flashing.

3. Find the wireless adapter in your device list and select it. If prompted, enter the 8-digit passkey displayed on your adapter screen and press “Done.” Your controller is now connected!