Windows 10: xbox controller only connecting for seconds

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  1. xbox controller only connecting for seconds


    hi everyone,



    i just bought an xbox controller. it is the robot white version release Nov. 2020.
    when i first connected it via bluetooth, it worked for a short time (a minute maybe - i tested it by scrolling the settings page with the sholder buttons). after that it would not connect anymore.

    i re-connected bluetooth - which gave a couple of errors at first and said i should try to retry.
    after that i removed my 5.0 bluetooth adapter from my usbhub and connected it to the pc directly.
    again, after a few errors it magically paired somehow.
    after that i get the connected status for seconds only to flip back to paired. this happened a few times but mostly it is in paired status.
    the light on the controller never stopped blinking.



    has anybody got an idea how to fix this?

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    /u/m3phisto23, Feb 25, 2021
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  2. Mala_S Win User

    Can’t connect Xbox one controller to pc

    Hello SubieTY,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Initially, we need to pair the device to show up in the list while connected through Bluetooth. Check with the below mentioned steps and see if it works.


    Hope it helps.

    Mala S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Mala_S, Feb 25, 2021
    #2
  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    Xbox Controller is not connecting to Wireless Adapter

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I appreciate your time and patience to work on this issue. To have a better clarity on the issue please reply to the following questions:



    • Are you using an Xbox one controller?


    If you are using an Xbox one controller, I suggest you to refer the steps in the article

    How to connect an Xbox One Wireless Controller to a Windows PC
    and see if that helps in resolving the issue.



    I would also suggest you to uninstall all the hidden devices under USB hive and check if you are able to connect the wireless adapter. Please follow the steps mentioned below to uninstall the hidden drivers:



    1. Press and hold the Windows + X key on the keyboard.
    2. Select Device manager.
    3. Click View tab.
    4. Select Show hidden devices.
    5. Expand Universal Serial Bus and remove all the greyed out devices. To remove the greyed out devices, right click on the device and select
      uninstall.
    6. Restart your computer.


    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.



    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Feb 25, 2021
    #3
  4. xbox controller only connecting for seconds

    Xbox Controller in Windows

    Hey there Tomas

    Thanks for reaching out!



    I suggest that you try updating
    your Xbox One controller. To do this, kindly follow the steps provided on the links below:




    If the issue persists, I strongly
    recommend contacting our Xbox Customer Support
    for further troubleshooting steps.



    Kindly update us with the results.
     
    XBF Erick C, Feb 25, 2021
    #4
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