Xbox One Controller Firmware Gets Preview Update

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Xbox Live members who are part of the Xbox Preview Program can now update their Xbox One controllers with a new beta firmware which provides a couple updates.

The update applies to the latest preview build (1502.150120) and provides stability improvements to address customer and preview participant submitted issues, as well as decreasing the time it takes the controller to connect to the Xbox One when powering on the controller by half – now around 2 seconds instead of the previous 4-5 seconds. I know those 2 seconds will add up for me!

To update your Xbox One controller firmware (and this is a good idea to check even if you are not a Xbox Preview Program Participant in case you missed previous updates):

  • Connect a controller to your Xbox One with a USB cable.  Keep any headsets connected to the controller.
  • Connect to Xbox Live.
  • Press the Menu
  • Go to Settings > Devices & accessories.  Select the controller.
    • If you have multiple controllers attached, you can select Buzz – which will cause the selected controller to vibrate.
  • Then select Update to download the new firmware to the controller attached via the USB cable, and the screen will show the Updating controller … progress screen
  • When you see the Controller updated screen, press ‘B’ to go back to the Devices & accessories main page
  • Reselect the controller, the Firmware version, should now be: 1.2.2236.0

Xbox remains committed to updating the Xbox One console on a near-monthly basis, and this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the controller get a firmware update as well. What issues (if any) are you having with your Xbox One controller that you’d like to see addressed in a future firmware update? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Major Nelson
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