Xbox One Controller is Getting a Firmware Update

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One with 1 Comment

Microsoft announced this week that it is rolling out a firmware update for the Xbox One wireless controller that will improve its connectivity and reliability. Members of the Xbox Preview Program will get the update immediately, but everyone with an Xbox One console should be able to update within the next 30 days or so.

The firmware update provides the following two improvements:

Quick Connect. You can now connect a controller to an Xbox One console in less than 2 seconds, compared to 4 to 5 seconds previously.

Stability improvements. Microsoft says the firmware also provides a number of fixes that address issues submitted by customers and preview participants.

To update the firmware on your Xbox One controller, you must first connect it to the console with a USB cable. (I keep a cable plugged into the Xbox One for charging purposes, which will make this easier.) Then, press the Menu button on the controller and navigate to Settings, Devices & Accessories and then   select the controller and select Update.


You will see an “Updating controller … ” message while the update is downloaded and installed. When it’s done, press the B button to go back. The firmware will then be version 1.2.2236.0.

This is the second time (that I’m aware of) that Microsoft has updated the firmware for the Xbox One controller. The first update was provided at the Xbox One launch.

Join the discussion!


Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Become a Thurrott Premium or Basic User to participate

Comments (1)

One response to “Xbox One Controller is Getting a Firmware Update”

  1. Maria1999

    In addition, there are riddles related to the ability to remotely control other people - we force them to open lattices, drag the same boxes, toss us into the air. In one situation, in order not to betray yourself, you need to turn into the same "zombie", repeating the other jumps and turns. In another - to release more than a dozen of these "dummies" and bring them to a certain point, so that they stand on the stove and open the door to us. Of course y8 games, this is somewhat like exercises with clones from The Swapper , but the Danes have made them in their own way, perfectly fitting into the anti-utopian atmosphere full of terrible, uncomfortable secrets. Finally, physics is more spectacular and more active - we, for example, can punch walls and ceilings in certain places, controlling a small bathyscaphe.