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Get to know your Xbox One Wireless Controller

The top and face of the wireless controller

Original Xbox One Wireless Controller Xbox One Wireless Controller

1 Left stick
2 Left bumper
3 View button
4 USB charge port
5 Xbox button
6 Menu button
7 Right bumper
8 Directional pad (D-pad)

9 Expansion port
10 Right stick
16 3.5-mm port
X X button
Y Y button
A A button
B B button

Xbox button (5). This button has multiple functions:

  • When the controller or console is turned off, hold this button to turn on the console. If the console is already on and the controller is off, hold this button to turn on the controller.
  • When the controller and console are already on, hold this button to turn off the console.
  • When using the console, press this button once to go to the Home screen, no matter where you are.
  • When viewing two snapped apps, press this button twice quickly to toggle between those apps.
  • When using the controller with a Windows 10 device, this button opens the Game bar when pressed during PC gameplay. Exception: During game streaming through the Xbox App for Windows 10, pressing this button returns you to the Home screen of the Xbox App for Windows 10.

View button (3). Use this button to focus in on an activity in a game or app, such as pulling up a map during a role-playing game or accessing the address bar in Internet Explorer. The functions of this button vary depending on the app or game.

Menu button (6). Use this button to access game and app menu options like Settings or Help, along with commands within the user interface such as Enter on a keyboard.

USB charge port (4). Connects your wireless controller to the console using a mini USB cable. For more information, see About the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit.

Left stick (1) and right stick (10). Used to interact with games, apps, and the Xbox One interface. These move directionally, and they can also function as clickable buttons when you press down on them.

Left bumper (2) and right bumper (7). Used to interact with games, apps, and the Xbox One interface.

Directional pad (D-pad) (8). Used to interact with games, apps, and the Xbox One interface.

Expansion port (9). Used to connect other accessories, such as an Xbox One Chat Headset.

A , B , X , Y buttons. Used to interact with games, apps, and the Xbox One interface.

3.5-mm port (16). Used to connect compatible 3.5-mm audio devices. Only available on controllers released after June 2015.

The bottom and back of the wireless controller

Original Xbox One Wireless Controller Xbox One Wireless Controller

2 Left bumper
4 USB charge port
7 Right bumper
9 Expansion port
11 Right trigger

12 IR window
13 Wireless enrollment button
14 Left trigger
15 Battery cover
16 3.5-mm port

Battery compartment cover (15).

Expansion port (9). Used to connect other accessories, such as the Xbox One Chat Headset.

Infrared (IR) window (12). Hidden behind the “smoked” plastic next to the USB port are infrared LEDs used for auto-pairing users to the controller via the Kinect sensor. To learn more about this feature, see How to assign an account to an Xbox One Wireless Controller.

Wireless enrollment button (13). Used to wirelessly connect the controller to a console and to enroll in Bluetooth pairing on a Windows 10 PC. For more information, see Connect a wireless Xbox One controller to your console.

Left trigger (14) and right trigger (11). Impulse Triggers rumble during gameplay.

3.5-mm port (16). Used to connect compatible 3.5-mm audio devices. Only available on controllers released after June 2015.

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