How To Replace Batteries On Xbox One Controller? [2023]

Love your Xbox One Controller so much and wondering how to change or replace its batteries safely?

So, here is my experience on how you can safely change batteries on an Xbox Controller.

Don’t waste your time; let’s jump into the post and see how to do it.

How To Replace Batteries On Xbox One Controller

How Many Batteries Does an Xbox One Controller Take?

The Xbox One Controller requires two AA batteries that help you power your Xbox and play your favorite games. The average lifespan of these batteries is around 40 hours.

If you’re not using the Play & Charge kit battery pack, you can go with these AA batteries, which the Xbox itself recommends.

Install them in the battery compartment with the positive (+) and negative (–) ends positioned as illustrated.

If you’re confused with Xbox Controller batteries and have too many questions in mind, then you should check this post now.

How Do You Take the Battery Out of an Xbox Controller?

To take out the batteries out of an Xbox Controllers follow these steps:

  1. First, you need to power off the Xbox One controller.
  2. Then you need to disconnect the AA battery pack from the controller, press the tab on the top of the pack, and pull it down.
  3. Then you need to disconnect the AA battery pack from the controller, press the tab on the top of the pack, and pull it down.

Be careful and do it gently, that’s it. You don’t have to care about it.

How To Put Rechargeable Batteries in the Xbox One Controller?

Here is the step by step guide to put rechargeable batteries on your Xbox One Controller.

  1. Press the tab on the top as mentioned in the previous method.
  2. Now carefully insert the Rechargeable Batteries and place them so that the positive (+) and negative (–) ends are facing each other.
  3. Now slide the Rechargeable Batteries into the controller, and push in to close.
How To Put Rechargeable Batteries in the Xbox One Controller
Credits: Xbox Support

I hope now you can safely do it. If you anytime have batteries dying problem, you can check this post.

Why Is My Xbox One Controller Not Turning on with New Batteries?

The primary purpose of the Xbox one controller not turning ON is when you use the Xbox for an extended period, the clips, which are positive and negative ends of the battery holder, get covered with dust.

Thus it will stop receiving the power from batteries, a simple solution is applying alcohol and cleaning the Xbox.

If the battery contacts are worn out or bent too far, the controller will not switch on. If the batteries do not make firm contact for any other reason, it will not switch on.

Note: Use a cotton bud and clean the Xbox use a few drops of alcohol as more quantity can damage the Xbox.

Even after following the above, if you face the same issue, try this: Turn off your Xbox One entirely by pressing and holding the power button on the front of the system for 10 seconds.

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