Updating your controller wirelessly is the easiest way to do it. Every Xbox controller, aside from the original version of the wireless controller, is capable of updating wirelessly. You should make sure your controller’s batteries are fresh, or it has a full charge, before attempting to update the firmware.
- To check for and install a firmware update, you need to get to the controller section of the accessories menu.
- Press the Xbox button on the controller, select Profile & system > Settings > Devices & connections > Accessories > then select the specific controller.
- Select the three dots (…) and it should tell you what firmware version your controller is on, and if a new version of the firmware is available an “update” button should be displayed.
- If you see the button, select it, and your controller should then update.
You can also update your controller’s stereo headset while updating wirelessly. To update the headset, plug it in while the console is turned on and before you’ve started the firmware update. Plugging it in with the console off, or after the update has started, may stop the auto detect feature from functioning and lead to your headset not updating.