The worst thing that can happen to you while you are gaming on your Xbox is your controller disconnecting mid-game. This can lead to a lot of frustration, especially if the disconnection just costs you a victory. Unfortunately, this is a problem that many Xbox Series X controller owners face with. While the cause of the issue can differ from one person to another, there are some fixes you can try out to solve the problem.
With that being said, here is what you can try out to fix a disconnecting Xbox Series X controller:
1. Switch to wired
On your controller, you will see that there is a USB-C connection. You can grab an official connection cable and connect your Xbox directly to the console. If your controller was disconnecting because of a wireless issue, this should fix it. Nothing will interfere with the connection unless that wire is somehow broken. If it seems that the connection has been restored, you can try removing the wire to see if the controller works. If it does, great. If it does not, then go back to the wired setup if you do not mind.
2. Try an older controller
If you have a spare controller lying around, such as the Xbox One controller, give it a try. The Series X is backwards compatible with older controllers. You can carry on gaming with the older controller. However, avoiding your Series X controller does not actually fix the problem; it only forces you to use something else.
3. Reset and resync the controller
Some have found that resetting and resyncing the controller on the console works. To do this, turn off your Series X controller by holding the Xbox button for around five seconds. Once the button does not illuminate any longer, the controller has been reset. Switch it back on again and try to reconnect it to the console.
4. Do a hard restart on the console
If none of the above solutions seems to be working, you can try a hard restart on your console. This, of course, should be your last resort, especially if you are in the middle of the game. To do this, press and hold the power button with the Xbox logo on it in front of the console. Remember, you must hold it until it switches off. Once that is done, switch it back on, and hopefully, your controller will work once more.
We hope that at least one of the above solutions works for you. If it does, that is great! You can now go back to secure the victory you deserve. If none of the above worked, chances are you may have to send the console and the controller to a tech repair store. The specialists will be able to figure out the root cause and fix it so you can sit back and relax, enjoying your console without worrying that your controller will disconnect anytime soon.
Gamer Tech is an established repair company, using the latest techniques and highest-quality parts to fix various devices. If you need Xbox Series X controller repairs in the UK, send your devices to us today!