Microsoft’s Xbox Series X arrived in November, and reviewers and shoppers alike have been busy placing the brand new console by its paces. One function that wasn’t marketed considerations the Series X’s new controller, which has the hidden (and useful) skill to rapidly change between two gadgets.

The tip comes courtesy of Microsoft worker Timo Wolf, who dropped the knowledge in a tweet Monday morning. As Wolf notes, it’s a function that could possibly be immensely useful for Xbox Game Pass subscribers who play video games throughout cell, Windows PC, and Xbox.

The new Xbox Wireless Controller has a sync button on the entrance, similar to the previous one. You can nonetheless use it to pair a new controller with an current console by holding it down for a lengthy press. Same goes should you’d prefer to pair the controller with a Windows 10 PC or an Android gadget. You may use a shorter press of the sync button to rapidly change the controller again to the final beforehand related gadget.

If the written description is a bit arduous to get your head round, there’s additionally a handy video demonstrating the function. Wolf reveals how the brand new controller can recall the final gadget that it was connected to. Just maintain down the sync button, await the sunshine on the controller to blink twice, after which double-tap the sync button to change to that earlier gadget.

The function solely works with the Xbox’s proprietary wi-fi connection and Bluetooth gadgets. You received’t be capable of reap the benefits of it should you use the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10. iOS gadgets are additionally excluded — at the very least for now.

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