Some users are experiencing an issue with the home button on the Xbox One controller. When they press the Home button on their Xbox One controller, nothing happens. If your Xbox One controller home button not working, this article will show you how to solve this problem. One of the solutions listed in this article will surely help you to fix the problem.
Xbox One controller home button not working
The following solutions will help you get rid of the problem and get your controller usable again.
- Check for firmware updates
- Xbox One Console Hard Reset
- Delete and re-add the Xbox One controller (in the case of a Bluetooth controller)
- Disable Xbox Game Bar
Let’s see all these fixes in detail.
1]Check for firmware updates
One of the causes of this problem is the outdated firmware version of your Xbox One controller. If your controller is not up to date, you may experience several issues with it. Therefore, your first step to fix the problem is to update your Xbox One controller firmware. To update Xbox One controller firmware, you need to download the Xbox Accessories app from the Microsoft store.
After installing the latest firmware updates on your Xbox One controller, its Home button should start working again. Otherwise, try the next solution.
2]Reset your Xbox One console
You updated your Xbox One controller firmware in the previous patch. If the problem persists, perform a hard reset. Hard reset solved the problems for many users. The following instructions will help you reset your Xbox One console.
- Press and hold the power button on your console for 10 seconds or until it turns off completely.
- Unplug the cables from the back of the console and wait 5 minutes.
- Reconnect the cables and turn on your Xbox One console.
Now connect your Xbox One controller to your Xbox One console and check if the problem still occurs.
3]Delete and re-add Xbox One controller (in case of Bluetooth controller)
If the Home button on your Xbox One controller still doesn’t work, remove your controller and add it again. To remove it, open the Bluetooth and devices page in your Windows 11/10 settings. After that, select your controller and delete it by clicking on the Remove the device button.
After removing the Xbox One controller, add it back and see if that fixes the problem.
4]Disable Xbox Game Bar
It’s possible that the Xbox Game Bar is conflicting with the Xbox Home button. To check this, turn off Xbox Game Bar. The following instructions will help you disable Xbox Game Bar on your Windows 11/10 device:
- press the Win + X keys and select Settings. This will open the Windows 11/10 Settings app.
- Go to “Games > Xbox Game Bar.”
- Turn off the switch next to the “Open the Xbox Game Bar using this button on the controller” option.
After disabling Xbox Game Bar on your Windows 11/0 device, the issue should be resolved.
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How do I fix my Xbox One controller buttons not working?
As we explained earlier in this article, if your Xbox One controller firmware is not up to date, you will experience several issues with the controller. Therefore, it is necessary to install the latest firmware updates. If your Xbox One controller buttons aren’t working, the first step is to install firmware updates.
After installing firmware updates, check if the buttons work. If not, restart your Xbox One console and Xbox One controller.
How do I fix a stuck Home button on my Xbox One controller?
If your Xbox One controller has a sticky home button, there may be a buildup of dust and dirt. The only way to fix this problem is to clean your Xbox One controller. First, disconnect your controller from the Xbox console, then turn it off. After that, use a soft, lint-free cloth to clean your Xbox One controller.
If you are not good at cleaning electronic devices, it will be better to take the help of an expert. If your Xbox One controller is under warranty, you can send it in for repair.
I hope this helps you.
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