Today, we’re going to look at a number of troubleshooting methods to fix Xbox controller turning off randomly.
Playing video games with a controller on your console or PC is the best way to enjoy gaming. You can buy a large number of controllers, whether they are third party controllers or officially licensed third party controllers. Xbox controllers are among the most popular among PC gamers. Xbox Wireless Controllers work great with Windows PCs.
While everything about owning a wired or wireless controller is great, there can be one particularly frustrating issue. This problem occurs when your Xbox controller keeps disconnecting, especially in the middle of a game. There are a number of troubleshooting methods you can follow before purchasing a replacement controller.
Fixed issue with disabling Xbox controller.
Before you move on to replacing your controller with a newer one, here are a few troubleshooting methods you can follow to see if any of the methods will help fix your buggy controller.
One of the oldest tricks for almost all device problems is turning the power off and on. If you don’t know what that means, all you have to do is turn your Xbox controller on and off a few times. This cycle of turning the controller on and off may help solve the problem.
All you have to do is press and hold the Xbox button for a few seconds until it turns off. Wait a few more seconds, then press the Xbox button again to turn it on. Repeat this two or three times and check if the controller turns off. If the controller still turns off, you can use the following troubleshooting method.
Replace your Xbox controller batteries
As you know, the Xbox controller uses two AA batteries, so the batteries may be dead or nearly dead. You can simply replace them with new batteries. In addition, it is recommended to use popular brands of batteries to avoid accidental battery leakage that could damage your controller. Even if installing new batteries didn’t solve your Xbox controller constantly turning off issue, you can try the next method.
Disable controller auto-sleep
Many devices can go into low power mode when not in use. The same can be said about the Xbox controller. The controller may go into automatic sleep mode, which may have been activated by someone. There is a way to turn off auto sleep.
Check for controller software updates
It is also possible that the error causes the controller to stop permanently. In this case, it is recommended to check and install the latest updates for your controller. You can use your Xbox or Windows PC to update your Xbox controller software.
Update your Xbox controller via Xbox
Update your Xbox controller via PC
Otherwise everything is fine, but if you have a problem, you can take the next step.
Reconnect your Xbox controller
One of the best ways to fix this is to disconnect the controller from the Xbox and then reconnect it. Here are the steps to unpair and repair your Xbox controller.
If you are using a controller with a PC, simply remove the device from the pairing lists in the Bluetooth menu. You can reconnect it by simply searching for the controller via Bluetooth.
Connect the controller to another Xbox console.
Sometimes the problem may not be with the controller, but with the Xbox console. To test this, first connect your controller to another Xbox console and see if it turns off. If your controller won’t turn off, you may need to factory reset your Xbox console. If the controller is dying, it might be time to get a newer controller.
Factory reset your Xbox console
Plug in the Xbox battery
If you’re not yet planning on buying a new Xbox controller, you can purchase an Xbox battery from the Microsoft Store. The battery can be connected to the controller and it will be charged while using the controller. Battery life is 30 hours on a single charge. The battery can be purchased from the Microsoft Store.
Well, that’s the end of the guide on how to fix an Xbox controller that keeps turning off. For whatever reason, if your controller couldn’t be fixed with the troubleshooting methods above, you might as well go to a service center to get it fixed, or it might be time to get a new Xbox controller. If you have other troubleshooting methods that might work for you, feel free to post them on our social media.
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