How do I fix a jammed sync button on my Xbox One S controller?
I have watched several tutorials that have not helped. My controller was previously paired to my Xbox, which is unplugged, so my controller has nothing to connect to. I want to use its bluetooth functionality to connect it to my iPad 7 (with iPadOS 13) or my iPhone 7 (with iOS 13).
I’ve read that you must hold down the sync button to pair it to another device. I have tried prying the button out a bit, as suggested in many videos, but it will only stay up while I am holding it with a flat-head screwdriver. I am not sure if the button even works anymore, and it has been scuffed a lot from repeated attempts of prying it.
After temporarily prying up the button and then pressing it, the controller doesn’t seem to recognize it. If the button has been jammed, does the controller think it is being constantly held down?
Also, I know that when pairing a controller for the first time, you only need to hold down the Xbox home button to immediately begin the pairing process. So, to avoid using the sync button, is there any way to “reset“ the controller as if it has never been paired so I can use the Xbox home button instead?
Thanks in advance.