How to Extend Your Xbox Controller’s Battery Life

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If you are a gamer and want to extend the battery life of your Xbox controller, then do read this guide till the end. While you are busy gaming if the battery runs out it’s nothing less than a disaster. No one likes interruption during their gameplay. There are a few easy tricks that you can utilize to prolong the battery life of your gaming controller.

You can start with basic things such as turning off the controller when you are not gaming. Most people skip this part and end up draining the juice of the Xbox controller’s battery. Again, if you are an avid gamer, then you should keep some replacement batteries with you. Frequently connecting your headset to the controller will also use its battery life and drain it faster than usual. I have discussed more such tips in this guide. Let’s get into the details now.

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Tips to Extend the Battery Life of Xbox Controller

Here are the tips you should follow.

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Turn off Xbox Controller

Though you can manually turn off your Xbox controller, still if you don’t handle your Xbox for at least 15 minutes, it will turn off automatically. To manually cut it off,

  • Long press the Xbox button on the controller
  • From the screen navigate to Turn off the controller and select that option

Use Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries as the name suggest come with a charging console and AA batteries. Once you completely charge the batteries they can go long enough until you charge the next time. This way you won’t be running out of battery on the controller.

You can get a pack of four batteries. You can use two batteries on the Xbox controller. Keep the other two as spare and charge them properly. Once the previous two run out of battery or get low on charge, replace them with the other two.

Refrain from Connecting the Headsets to the Xbox Controller

While you can connect your headsets to the controller, it will contribute to battery drain. I suggest that instead, you connect the headset to the console. Alternatively, go for a wireless headset but that will be an expensive investment. The only advantage is this option will help to conserve the battery on the controller.

Use Disposable Batteries

This is a cheaper option but works really well if you are not an everyday gamer. You can have the disposable alkaline batteries and replace them on the controller when you see it is about to run out of juice.

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Go Old School with Wired Controller

If at all you want to avoid the costs of buying batteries or running out of charge, it’s better to use a wired Xbox controller. Depending upon what Xbox console you have the wire connection may differ a bit. The Xbox X|S controller supports the USB-c connector and the Xbox One series supports the Micro USB connector.

So, if you are a hardcore gamer and cannot afford to lose the battery life of your Xbox controller, then try these tips out. They will help you out for sure.

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