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Parts of this Wiki are borrowed from the original Wiki. I have made an effort to individualize it by adding new information and changing some wording.

Troubleshooting ¶ 

If your controller has an issue, refer to the Xbox One Wireless Controlling Troubleshooting guide.

Background and Identification ¶ 

The Xbox One Wireless Controller Model 1697 can be quickly identified by the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the controller. This is the primary difference between the 1537 and 1697 controller. The controller can also be identified by the label under the battery compartment, positively identifying the controller as a Model 1697 controller.

Shared features between the 1687 and 1537 include:

  • The Start and Back buttons found on the 360 controller have been replaced with the Menu and View buttons, respectively.
  • The triggers on the Xbox One controller have been mounted with individual rumble motors to enhance the gaming experience.
  • The Xbox button now glows white when the controller is switched on.
  • The standard color of the controller is black. There are also limited edition colors that are released from time to time. These are usually based on the 1697 controller rather then the 1708 controller.
  • The X, Y, B, and A buttons are the only colored parts of the controller.
  • The controller also features a micro-USB cable at the top of the controller to enable charging while plugged into the console and connecting for use with a computer.

Features that have changed include:

  • The controller now features a 3.5mm headphone jack as a standard feature. You no longer need to use the headphone adapter to use a non Microsoft headset.
  • The thumb sticks feature a thicker texture on the edges of the analog stick, compared to the previous controller. This allows for an even better grip.
  • The plastics on the controller are more textured. This means the plastic will not wear as quickly in some cases and the shell will last longer before it wears.

PC use (General information) ¶ 

This controller is a very popular choice for PC gaming, since it works with the most games out of the box on Windows PC's with no emulation software, but games that favor XInput will need to be remapped or have XInput emulated.

One "quirk" with this controller is Windows Update has a known tendency to not pick up the driver automatically with consistent reliability. This can be fixed with the following search, should it happen to you: Xbox One Controller PC Driver. Once downloaded I highly recommend backing it up on your local system so you always have it ready to go.

The 64-bit driver can be found here (Older, but functional. This needs to be updated in Device Manager once installed, if you have problems or want the newest version.

PC connectivity (Windows 7/8.x/10) ¶ 

Note: Bluetooth is not supported. You will need the 1708 controller and Windows 10 to use it with Bluetooth.

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