How to Pair Xbox Controllers

By Richard Bonilla

Updated September 22, 2017

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The Xbox 360's wireless controllers allow you to connect and play from up to 30 feet away. You can pair up to four controllers to one Xbox, with each controller using an adjustable vibration feedback feature that provides longer battery life.

Turn on your Xbox and your wireless controller.

Press the wireless connect button on your console. The button is located on the front, near the memory card slots. Upon pressing the button, four green lights will start to flash.

Press the wireless connect button on your controller. The button is located near the "LB" button.

Wait for both the controller and the console to finish pairing.