Set up the Xbox One Chatpad

Use the Xbox One Chatpad to easily send messages to friends, redeem codes, and search apps and the web. Plus, when you attach a headset, you can chat while you play.

How to set up your new Xbox One Chatpad

Watch the video "How to set up your new Xbox One Chatpad." Note This video is available in English only.

Connecting the Xbox One Chatpad for the first time

You must update both your Xbox One console and your Xbox One Controller for the Xbox One Chatpad to work correctly. Follow these steps:

  1. Update your console to the most recent Xbox One operating system. The chatpad requires your console to have a November 2015 (or later) update. For more info, see Xbox One operating system versions and system updates.
  2. Turn on your Xbox One Controller.
  3. Plug the chatpad into the controller.
  4. Update your Xbox One Controller. The orange LED will blink to indicate that it's connected and requires an update. See Update your Xbox One Controller for more information.
  5. Connect a 3.5-mm audio headset cable to the chatpad. For more information, see Connecting a compatible headset to Xbox One.

Xbox One Chatpad special keys and modes

The following image illustrates the special keys and functions of the Xbox One Chatpad.

  1. Orange mode or Green mode

    Press the Orange or Green key, followed by any text key. The corresponding character on the key pressed will be typed. The Orange or Green key will be lit while in this mode. Pressing any text key or the Orange or Green key again will exit this mode. If you are in Caps Lock mode, an uppercase character will be displayed.

  2. X1 and X2 keys

    These keys are customizable and allow you to choose from a variety of functions. To set the X1 and X2 functions, follow these steps:

    1. Plug the chatpad into the controller.
    2. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide.
    3. Select System > Settings > Kinect & devices > Devices & accessories > More options.
    4. Select Connected device Xbox Chatpad.
    5. Choose actions from the chatpad options menu.

      Notes

      • A Kinect sensor or an IR emitter cable is required for TV volume control, and you need to configure settings to allow Xbox to control your TV. To do this, follow these steps:
        1. Press the Xbox button  to open the guide.
        2. Select System > Settings > TV and OneGuide.
        3. Select Device Control.
        4. Under Devices, select TV.
        5. Select TV Setup.
        6. Follow the instructions to set up your TV.
      • These keys do not function when using Windows 10.
  3. Caps Lock

    To enter Caps Lock mode, press the Orange key followed by the Shift key. The Caps LED will be lit when in this mode. To turn off Caps Lock mode, press the Orange key followed by the Shift key. The Caps LED will turn off.

  4. Volume controls

    Use the +/- keys to increase/decrease the volume. You’ll hear a beep when you reach the maximum volume.

  5. Mute key

    To mute your microphone, press the Microphone icon. The LED on this button lights up when muted to indicate that others can’t hear you.

  6. Game/Chat balance

    These two buttons adjust the mix of game audio versus chat audio. Pressing the controller icon will increase game audio and pressing the player icon will increase chat audio. A tone will sound when you reach 100-percent chat or game audio.

Special Character key mode

This mode allows extra characters to be typed when you press any of the following keys: ^, ~, ¨, `, ‘. When any of these keys are pressed, the chatpad enters Special Character key mode and types the corresponding characters shown in the following table if you type a, e, i, o, u, or y within two seconds.

  ` ^ ¨ ~
a à â ä ã á
e è ê ë   é
i ì î ï   í
o ò ô ö õ ó
u ù û ü   ú
y     ÿ   ý

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