Xbox One S Controller won’t connect to Android [FIX]

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Home » Fix » Xbox One S Controller won’t connect to Android [FIX]

The Xbox One S controller is compatible with Android. Gamers can play their favorite games on Android devices and control them using the Xbox One S controller. In this manner, players can control the game in a more accurate manner.

However, pairing the Xbox One S controller with an Android device may sometimes prove to be more difficult than expected. More specifically, players report that their Android phones recognize the controller, but when they try to pair the devices, the connection icon simply whirls around for minutes on end, but the two devices never connect.

If your controller fails to connect to your Android device, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to list a quick workaround that you can use to pair your Xbox One S controller to your Android phone.

Xbox One S controller fails to connect to Android phone

1. Restart your controller

  1. Power off the controller by pressing and holding the Xbox button on the controller for a few seconds.
  2. Press the Xbox button again to power it back on.
  3. Try restarting your phone as well.

2. Remove interference

Bring the controller closer to your phone and eliminate potential interference, such as other mobile phones or other Bluetooth devices.

3. Update your controller

By updating your controller, you install the latest controller improvements. To update your controller, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Xbox Accessories app.
  2. Connect your Xbox One S controller to your PC by using a USB cable or the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.
  3. You’ll see the message Update Required if an update is available. Simply install the update.

4. Reset your phone’s network settings

You should find this option in the Settings menu >Backup and reset > select Network settings reset. Wait for the reset process to complete.

5. Try to pair up your controller and phone again

If this doesn’t go through the first time, try again. The two devices will eventually pair.



Next up

This is how we fixed PC game stuttering in Windows 10

Matthew Adams By: Matthew Adams
5 minute read

Game stuttering is the irregular delays between GPU frames that can have a notable impact on gameplay. A game that stutters will feel slow, or […]

Continue Reading

Facebook tracks your location if your account is considered a threat

Zille Huma avatar. By: Zille Huma
2 minute read

Facebook is reportedly maintaining a list of user data taken directly from their accounts. You might be surprised to know that Facebook’s ex-employees and existing […]

Continue Reading

Microsoft removes Windows Mixed Reality from its affiliate program

Matthew Adams By: Matthew Adams
2 minute read

Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality headsets combine VR and AR for gaming and 360-degree video. There are currently more than 2,500 mixed reality games on the […]

Continue Reading