How To Stop Xbox Controller From Automatically Turning Off?

How To Stop Xbox Controller From Automatically Turning Off

Just like every electrical device in existence, the Xbox can too run into some problems over time. Sometimes this can occur due to an update or some other reason. But no matter the cause, I will tell you how to stop Xbox controller from automatically turning off.

How To Keep Your Xbox Controller From Auto-Shutting Off?

Here are the ways you will be able to prevent your controller from automatically shutting down:

Close The Distance

Know that your wireless controller needs to be within a set range to receive and send signals accurately to the Xbox console. So if you move the controller all over the room or house, the chances are that it will disconnect itself and probably shut down. As such, I would advise you to stay within the range to prevent connecting to the console over and over again.

Fix Low Battery Issues

Weak batteries might result in your controller frequently disconnecting from your console. So do keep an eye on the battery icon on your home screen and check your controller’s power levels. If you find the battery indicator showing low battery levels, then recharge or replace the batteries. This should fix the issue.

Fix Full Battery Issues

If the problem persists even with a full battery, then there are two ways to solve it. The first is by using tape in the battery compartment. Know that controllers are designed in such a way that there’s space for your batteries to expand.

However, this space means that sometimes the batteries don’t fit perfectly. These gaps can cause the controller to get disconnected.

But you can use tape (or anything else that’s a good conductor) to fill completely in that gap. This will keep the batteries in place, and due to this, the batteries won’t disconnect as often as they used to.

Another way to solve this issue is by updating the firmware of the controller. To update the firmware, follow these steps:

  • Connect the controller to your console through any USB cable. Then sign in to the Xbox Live account.
  • There access its Menu through the Menu option. Then head to Settings within the menu.
  • There, head to the “Devices and Accessories” option before selecting your controller.
  • A new option list will be displayed. From that, you need to click on the “Update” button.
  • Then click on “Continue” before following the given on-screen instructions for completing the entire update.

This should allow you to have a completely updated controller. On the other hand, if you find that your controller is auto-disconnecting after updates, then uninstall them.

Power Cycle The Xbox

If nothing works, then try power cycling your console. Here’s how you can do it:

  • First, hold down the X button for about 15 seconds. This is the Xbox button situated on your Xbox. This should switch off your console. Once your console gets turned off, there will be a beeping sound.
  • Now, you need to hold down the X button once again to complete this power cycle. This will power the console up again.

Know that this reboot will reset the components. After this, you should try reconnecting the Xbox controller again.

Prevent Auto Sleep

If nothing works, then you can try preventing your controller from turning off automatically. To do this, you need to head to Setting and select the Prevent Auto Sleep option from there. However, do note that many newer consoles don’t have this option.

If your controller is still frequently connecting and disconnecting, you need to contact Microsoft or the seller. They have replaced problematic controllers in the past. So that might help you get a new controller.

After going through this article, I hope you have understood how to stop Xbox controller from automatically turning off.

About the Author Michael E. Yates

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