Your Xbox One Wireless Controller shuts down

Overview

Your Xbox One Wireless Controller may appear to stop working after a prolonged period of inactivity. We'll tell you how to get it going again.

Solution

Your Xbox One Wireless Controller is designed to shut down, or "time out," after 15 minutes of inactivity. This is to conserve the battery life.

To get the wireless controller to respond, press and hold the Xbox button on the wireless controller until the button lights up.

If your wireless controller is shutting down faster than normal, check your batteries to make sure that they're secure and that the wireless controller is not losing power.

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