Dealing with Xbox Series X Controller Connectivity Issues? We’ve Got the Fixes

Hello, fellow gamers! The Xbox Series X has ushered in a new era of gaming, but it’s not without its fair share of issues.

One common problem we’ve been noticing is the Xbox Series X controller losing connection or not connecting at all.

Let’s jump right in and tackle this problem together.

Understanding the Problem

Whether your controller frequently disconnects during gameplay or refuses to connect in the first place, both can be quite frustrating.

The causes can range from low battery levels to software glitches or even interference from other devices.

Step-by-Step Solution

  1. Check Your Batteries: It might sound basic, but sometimes the simplest solution is the right one. Make sure your controller has sufficient battery power. If you’re using rechargeable batteries, ensure they’re properly charged.
  2. Reset Your Controller: A hard reset might resolve any temporary issues. To do this, hold down the Xbox button on the controller to power it off, then press it again to power it back on.
  3. Update Controller Firmware: Your controller’s firmware should be updated for optimal performance. To check, go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Devices & connections’ -> ‘Accessories’, select your controller, and look for ‘Firmware version’.
  4. Re-sync Your Controller: If your controller isn’t recognizing your Xbox, try re-syncing it. Press the sync button on the Xbox and then on the controller until both light indicators start flashing rapidly.
  5. Reset Your Xbox: In some cases, resetting your Xbox can resolve connectivity issues. Go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘System’ -> ‘Console info’ -> ‘Reset console’. You can opt to keep your games and apps while resetting everything else.

Tips and Advice

Avoid using your controller near other wireless devices, as they can cause interference.

Also, keep in mind that the optimal wireless range of the Xbox Series X controller is around 20 feet (6 meters). Exceeding this distance can lead to connection issues.

Final Thoughts

Experiencing controller connectivity issues can be a real game-breaker, but I hope that these troubleshooting steps have you covered.

Overcome any connection hiccups yet? Also, check out another interesting article I wrote about how long Xbox Series X controllers last here on

We’re in this game together, friends!

John Hammer

Hi i'm John Hammer, Founder and Author of Gizbuyer Guide. Ever since the original Xbox, PlayStation, and iPhone I've purchased and worked on all kinds of consumer tech products, gaming gadgets and operating system softwares. To this day my curiosity has never left, and my aim is to guide and share my knowledge on technology as I continue to experience the latest of the consumer electronics industry.

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