The new double-tap feature of the Xbox controller will make it easier to switch between devices

Soon, more Xbox controllers will use the double-tap function to switch between devices using the pairing button.

This feature was previously only available on Xbox Series X/S controllers.


As Xbox’s senior product planner James Shield showed, it’s easier to switch devices by updating the Xbox One controller with Bluetooth, Elite Series 2 and adaptive controller.

Double-click the button to more easily switch between consoles, PCs, and mobile devices.

For example, for now, you can switch between PC and Xbox by holding down the connect button on the PC and then double-clicking it to switch back to Xbox. But the new method simplifies things by providing one method instead of two. In addition, it brings it to the old controller that does not contain this feature.

This feature was introduced to Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha users through firmware updates last week.

Let’s take a look at the new features in action:

Through the firmware update, Microsoft said that the controller now supports Bluetooth Low Energy, which can provide better cross-device compatibility and provide a better pairing experience. After installation, the firmware will allow the controller to remember a Bluetooth console and an Xbox wireless console.

The firmware update also brings dynamic delay input. This provides a more responsive gaming experience and seemingly instant action, while reducing latency.

Microsoft did not disclose when the firmware will be released to all Xbox users, but we expect it to be released soon.