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Xbox One - Controller Guide

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The Xbox One controller

Controller layout and button names

 
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1 Left stick
2 Left bumper
3 View button
4 USB charge port
5 Xbox button
6 Menu button
7 Right bumper
8 Directional pad (D-pad)

9 Expansion port
10 Right stick

X X button
Y Y button
A A button
B B button

Xbox button (5). This button has multiple functions:

  • When the controller or console is turned off, hold this button to turn on the console. If the console is already on and the controller is off, hold this button to turn on the controller.
  • When the controller and console are already on, hold this button to turn off the console.
  • When using the console, press this button once to go to the Home screen, no matter where you are.
  • When viewing two snapped apps, press this button twice quickly to toggle between those apps.

View button (3). Use this button to focus in on an activity in a game or app, such as pulling up a map during a role-playing game or accessing the address bar in Internet Explorer. The functions of this button vary depending on the app or game.

Menu button (6). Use this button to access game and app menu options like Settings or Help, along with commands within the user interface like Enter on a keyboard.

USB charge port (4). Connects your wireless controller to the console using a mini USB cable. 

Left stick (1) and right stick (10). Used to interact with games, apps, and the Xbox One interface. These move directionally, and they can also function as clickable buttons when you press down on them. (These did not change from the Xbox 360 controller.)

Left bumper (2) and right bumper (7). Used to interact with games, apps, and the Xbox One interface. (These did not change from the Xbox 360 controller.)

Directional pad (D-pad) (8). Used to interact with games, apps, and the Xbox One interface. (This did not change from the Xbox 360 controller.)

Expansion port (9). Used to connect other accessories, such as an Xbox One Chat Headset.

A, B, X, Y buttons. Used to interact with games, apps, and the Xbox One interface. (These did not change from the Xbox 360 controller.)

 

 

 

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