I try to connect my XBox One S Controller to PC via Bluetooth. I can see a controller named "Gamecontroller", sometimes it has the name "Xbox Wireless Controller". When I try to pair now I have to enter a pair code or something. When I leave it blank and just press OK it seems to install the driver or something and then is "connected". But my controller's XBox button is still blinking and I cannot use it. Any ideas?
I have three recommendations to solve your problems.
Since it is one of the features of the new Xbox One S controller to be able to connect wirelessly to your pc, I suggest you
- restart your controller by pressing and holding the home button for 6 seconds
remove the controller from your pc devices. Go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth. Then you can select the controller and then select "Remove device."
then follow the steps in this video Use Bluetooth to connect your Xbox One controller
It doesn't cost much, you can get for less than $20 on Amazon, and trust me my friend when I tell you it will make your life easier. You simply plug it in the USB port of your pc and connect your controller wirelessly. Magic! Also it supports up to 8 controllers simultaneously as well as 4 chat headsets and 2 stereo headsets, so it's definitely worth it in my opinion!
Hope this helps!
Seems like Bluetooth 4 is needed. Bought a new Bluetooth adapter and everything worked perfectly.
I think I found a solution. My wife had the same problem after the firmware update, so I fixed it that way:
- Plug the controller by USB on the PC
- Uninstall the driver of the contriller in the "device manager"
- Unplug the controller and turn it off
- Turn it on again and pared it by bluetooth again
After these steps, it should work.
Are you using Windows 10? You may need to update the controllers firmware to establish a proper connection. You can do this either by connecting the controller to your Xbox One while connected to the internet, or connect it to your PC with a micro USB cord. See this link for updating the firmware through a PC.
To pair the controller, hold the sync button on the top-left of the controller while you search for new bluetooth devices on your PC. It should appear as "Xbox One wireless controller for Windows" as you stated.
If you still have issues connecting your controller, you can also use the Moga Serial to Windows Interface tool to use the controller as an XInput HID. Be certain to use the Xinput option with the utility.
Xbox One S wireless controllers use Bluetooth 3.0 communication protocol. I have used this method sucessfully on Windows 7, 8, and 10.