If you’ve picked up one of those new Turtle Beach headsets for your Xbox One, you’ll need to update your controller. It’s relatively painless once you know what to do, taking only a few minutes, but here’s a quick and easy rundown to help you.
1. Turn on your Xbox One. This is important. If you follow the rest of the steps without turning the console on first, you might not see the pop-up messages you need to in order to run the update.
2. Remove the batteries from your controllers. Yup. Take those batteries right out. You won’t need them until you’re done.
3. Plug your new headset or Headset Adapter with the headset attached into your controller. Easy stuff here. Just connect the headset/headset adapter to your battery-less, deactivated controller.
4. Connect your controller to your console using a mini USB cable. You should have a mini USB cable included with whatever headset you’ve purchased. If you have a play-and-charge kit, you can use the lengthy mini USB cable it comes with. The smaller end plugs into your controller, with the port located just above the battery housing. The larger end plugs into your console’s USB port, which can be found on the left side of the machine, near the front.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Once you’ve followed steps 1-4, a pop-up should appear alerting you that your controller needs an update. If it doesn’t, you’ve done something wrong. Choose yes and put your controller down with the headset and mini USB cord still plugged in. Wait for the progress bar to fill up; it shouldn’t take longer than 2-3 minutes. Once that’s done, you’ll have the option of syncing another controller right away. If you want to do that, select the option and then switch the mini USB and the headset to the next controller. Repeat this process until everything’s updated.
Thanks to DigitalTrends for the step-by-step guide.