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Customize a standard Xbox One Wireless Controller with the Xbox Accessories app

For precision gaming experiences, you can customize your Xbox One Wireless Controller using the Xbox Accessories app on the Xbox One console. For example, if you wanted the right trigger to be on the left, you can switch the triggers around. If you wish to use the B button as the right bumper, you can do that, too. This page outlines some of the unique abilities of the app.

If you want to customize an Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, see Use the Xbox Accessories app to configure your Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.

Note Configuring a standard controller is not available on the Windows 10 version of the Xbox Accessories app.

The following table illustrates the differences between using the Xbox Accessories app with the standard Xbox One Wireless Controller and with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller.

The Xbox Accessories app with Elite versus standard controller

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Standard Xbox One Wireless Controller
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Standard Xbox One Wireless Controller
Button mapping Elite Standard
Remap controller buttons
Remap same button multiple times
 
Map paddles to buttons
 
Swap sticks
Swap triggers
Invert Y axis on sticks
Button mapping supported on Win10 PCs all features  
Hardware settings    
Adjust stick sensitivity
 
Adjust trigger sensitivity
 
Adjust vibration motors
 
Adjust Xbox button brightness
 
Configuration management    
Max number of configurations per user** 256 1
Configurations stored on controller*** 2  
Configurations sync to cloud***
 
Custom names for configurations
 
Preset configurations from first-party publishers
 

As of November 2015:
*Elite: Completely customizable; Standard: Only swap button pairs
**Standard: 1 per user, per console
*** Standard: N/A stored on console

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How to get the app

The Xbox Accessories app comes pre-installed on the Xbox One console. Go to My games & apps and search for Xbox Accessories.

After you've opened the Xbox Accessories app, see How to configure your controller, below.

Note Configuring a standard controller is not available on the Windows 10 version of the Xbox Accessories app.

How to configure your controller

Once you've installed and opened the Xbox Accessories app, you'll see your controller and a menu option to configure it. Select Configure to get started.

From the configuration menu, you can do the following:
  1. Select quick-change options for your analog buttons so you can do things like swap sticks or triggers or invert your sticks' axes.
  2. Select Button mapping to map your non-analog buttons.

Button mapping

You have two ways of changing buttons. You can either use the dropdown menu to select the button you want to change, and then select the corresponding button that you want to remap it to, or you can hold down the button you want to change, and then press the button you want it to be.

The image of the controller will always show your configuration. In the example below, you can see that the Left trigger button is now the X button. If you're changing a lot of buttons, you can see your new configuration all at once. If your controller is not yet customized and is using the factory default settings, you won’t see any changes here.

Notes

  • If you have more than one controller connected, you'll see all controllers when you open the Xbox Accessories app. Pan left to right and select the controller you want to customize. If multiple users are signed in, the assigned profiles will appear above the controller.
  • To maintain proper function of your Xbox One console, your controller must always have assignments designated for use as the A and B buttons. You can customize your controller in any other way.

How to reset your controller’s configuration

To reset your controller’s configuration, follow these steps:

  1. Open the app and select Configure.
  2. Select Button mapping.
  3. Select Restore defaults. This will return your controller to its original factory configuration.

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