Charge the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Video: Charging the Xbox Adaptive Controller

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Unlike traditional Xbox wireless controllers, the Xbox Adaptive Controller has an internal rechargeable battery and doesn’t require the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit or AA batteries. When the battery level is low, the battery indicator light on the face of the controller will turn solid orange.

Orange battery indicator light

Here are a couple ways to charge the controller.

USB-C

Plug the included USB-C cable into the USB-C power port on the back of the controller, and plug the other end into your Xbox One or PC.

USB-C cable plugs into USB-C port in back of Xbox Adaptive Controller
USB-C cable plugs into Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Original Xbox One, or PC

AC Adapter

Plug the AC Adapter (sold separately) into the DC power port on the back of the controller, and plug the other end into a wall socket.

AC Adapter plugs into Xbox Adaptive Controller and wall socket

The AC Adapter is only required when one or more high-powered USB devices (such as a QuadStick) are connected to your controller, or when it’s inconvenient to charge the controller via Xbox or PC.

How do I know the controller is charging?

When the controller is charging, the battery indicator light on the face of the controller will flash. When the controller is fully charged, the light will turn solid white.

White battery indicator light

You can also check the battery level from the interface:

  • On Xbox One, press the Xbox button and select Home, then check the battery icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • On Windows 10, open the Xbox Accessories app. Press the Start button , type Xbox Accessories or choose it from the list, sign in, and then choose More options. (If the app isn’t installed, you can get it in the Microsoft Store.)

If you need help finding buttons and connection ports on the controller, see Get to know the Xbox Adaptive Controller.

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