Still Having Controller Sync Issues On Xbox? Microsoft Is Working On It

If you've been finding recently that you've been having issues with your Xbox controller losing sync and/or randomly disconnecting, you're not alone. As part of the latest round of Xbox Insider updates, the team has confirmed that it is continuing to track a bunch of problems related to this, although it has also fixed a few of them.

If you're a part of the Xbox Insider program, it is advised to report instances of this if you come across the issue/s. If you're finding that controller input isn't working when certain games are launched, the provided workaround is to "reboot the console and relaunch the game", but again this issue is being investigated.

  • We’ve received some reports that users’ controllers are randomly losing sync or disconnecting from the console. If you encounter this behavior please make sure and report this issue after reconnecting.
  • We’ve received reports that controller input is not working when a game is launched.
    • Workaround: Reboot the console and relaunch the game.

Meanwhile, those who have updated their controllers to the latest firmware have reported issues using the controller via Bluetooth on Windows 10. The team is investigating this too (USB and Wireless Adapter connections are still working).

There have been a couple of controller fixes implemented recently as well, with the most recent Omega update for Xbox Insiders rectifying an issue where "controllers were unresponsive for several seconds" when connected to the console, as well as additional fixes to address users seeing the power menu instead of the Guide when pressing the Xbox Guide button on the controller.

Hopefully all of these issues will be fixed pretty quickly, but it's nice to get the transparency in the meantime.

Are you still having issues with controller syncing on Xbox? Let us know down in the comments below.