XBOX ONE CONTROLLER WARNING
Disposable Battery Safety
Improper use of batteries may result in battery fluid leakage, overheating, or explosion.
Risk of fire if batteries are replaced by an incorrect type. Released battery fluid is
corrosive and may be toxic. It can cause skin and eye burns, and is harmful if swallowed.
To reduce the risk of injury:
• Keep batteries out of reach of children.
• Do not heat, open, puncture, mutilate, or dispose of batteries in fire.
• Use only alkaline batteries, type AA (LR6).
• Do not mix new and old batteries.
• Remove the batteries if they are worn out or before storing your controller for an
extended period of time. Do not leave batteries in the AA battery
pack when it is not installed in the controller.
• If a battery leaks, remove all batteries, taking care to keep the
leaked fluid from touching your skin or clothes. If fluid from the
battery comes into contact with skin or clothes, flush skin with
water immediately. Before inserting new batteries, thoroughly
clean the battery compartment with a damp paper towel, or
follow the battery manufacturer’s recommendations for cleanup.
• Dispose of batteries in accordance with local and national
disposal regulations (if any).
A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual
images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games. Even people who
have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause
these “photosensitive epileptic seizures” while watching video games.
These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision,
eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or
momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions
that can lead to injury from falling down or striking nearby objects.
Immediately stop playing and consult a doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
Parents should watch for or ask their children about the above symptoms—children and
teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures. The risk of photosensitive
epileptic seizures may be reduced by taking the following precautions:
• Sit farther from the TV screen.
• Use a smaller TV screen.
• Play in a well-lit room.
• Do not play when you are drowsy or fatigued.
If you or any of your relatives have a history of seizures or epilepsy, consult a doctor before
Use of game controllers, keyboards, mice, or other electronic input devices may be linked
to serious injuries or disorders.
When playing video games, as with many activities, you may experience occasional
discomfort in your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, or other parts of your body. However, if you
experience symptoms such as persistent or recurring discomfort, pain, throbbing, aching,
tingling, numbness, burning sensation, or stiffness, DO NOT IGNORE THESE WARNING SIGNS.
PROMPTLY SEE A QUALIFIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, even if symptoms occur when you are
not playing a video game. Symptoms such as these can be associated with painful and
sometimes permanently disabling injuries or disorders of the nerves, muscles, tendons, blood
vessels, and other parts of the body. These musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) include carpal
tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tenosynovitis, vibration syndromes, and other conditions.
While researchers are not yet able to answer many questions about MSDs, there is
general agreement that many factors may be linked to their occurrence, including medical
and physical conditions, stress and how one copes with it, overall health, and how a person
positions and uses their body during work and other activities (including playing a video
game). Some studies suggest that the amount of time a person performs an activity may
also be a factor.
Some guidelines that may help you work and play more comfortably and possibly reduce
your risk of experiencing an MSD can be found in the Healthy Gaming Guide at
www.Xbox One Controller.com. These guidelines address topics such as:
• Positioning yourself to use comfortable, not awkward, postures.
• Keeping your hands, fingers, and other body parts relaxed.
• Taking breaks.
• Developing a healthy lifestyle.
If you have questions about how your own lifestyle, activities, or medical
Set Up Your Xbox One Controller 360 Wireless Controller
Before you can use your Xbox One Controller 360 Wireless Controller with your Xbox One Controller 360 console, you need to:
1 Insert a battery pack. The wireless controller uses only the AA battery pack (provided) with
AA disposable batteries or the Xbox One Controller 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack
2 Introduce the controller to the console by wirelessly connecting
To insert batteries into the wireless controller AA battery pack:
1 Press the tab on the top of the AA battery pack and pull down to detach
it from the controller.
2 Insert two new AA (LR6) batteries with their positive (+) and negative (–)
ends positioned as shown on the underside of the battery pack. For best
performance, AA rechargeable batteries are not recommended.
3 Slide the AA battery pack back into place on the controller and push
in to lock.
To avoid pinching your fingers when inserting, push only on the flat surface of the
Remove Controller Batteries Aboard Aircraft
Before boarding any aircraft or packing the wireless controller in luggage that will be
checked, remove any batteries from the wireless controller. The wireless controller can
transmit radio frequency (RF) energy, much like a cellular telephone, whenever batteries
Connect Your Controller
Up to four controllers, wired and wireless, can be actively connected to a console at one time.
Each connected controller gets a quadrant on the Ring of Light. Before you can connect a
wireless controller, at least one quadrant must be free (unlit). To disconnect a wireless
controller, press and hold the Xbox One Controller Guide button for three seconds, and then turn it off. For a
wired controller, disconnect the cable connector.
Turn Your Console and Controller On
To turn your console and controller on, press and hold down the Xbox One Controller Guide button until the
controller turns on.
To turn on your console only, press the Power button on your console. To turn on your
controller only, press the Start button on your controller.
Turn Your Console and Controller Off
To turn your console and controller off, press and hold the Xbox One Controller Guide button on your
controller for three seconds. Then select whether you want to turn off just your controller or
both your controller and your console. (Selecting the console will turn off both the console
and all connected controllers.)
To turn off your console only, press the Power button on your console.
• When you turn off your console, your controller will still be connected the next time you
turn it on.
• Your controller is connected to only one console at a time. You can connect to a new
console at any time, but your connection to the previously connected console will be lost.
• The Xbox One Controller 360 Wireless Controller works only within nine meters of the console. Objects
between the controller and the console can reduce this range.
Using Your Controller
The Xbox One Controller Guide Button
The Xbox One Controller Guide button in the center of your controller puts the Xbox One Controller 360 experience at your
fingertips. Press the Xbox One Controller Guide button to turn your console on. Once on, pressing the Xbox One Controller
Guide button gives you immediate access to the Xbox One Controller Guide. To turn off your console, press and
hold the Xbox One Controller Guide button for three seconds and confirm your selection.
The Ring of Light
Composed of four quadrants, the Ring of Light surrounds the Xbox One Controller Guide button on the
controller and the Power button on the console. When you connect a controller to your
console, it is assigned a specific quadrant, which glows green to indicate the controller’s
number and position. Each subsequent controller connected to the console (up to four) is
assigned an additional quadrant.
The expansion port (with 2.5-mm audio connector) on your controller lets you connect
expansion devices like the Xbox One Controller 360 Headset (sold separately) to your controller. For more
information, see the instruction manual for your controller expansion device.