Is your Astro A40 not working on Xbox Series X? I was struggling with connectivity issues on my Astro A40 until I found a trick that worked.
I’ll walk you through a series of troubleshooting steps that should fix the problem.
Astro A40 Not Working on Xbox Series X:
To fix Astro A40 not working with Xbox Series X, hard reset your Xbox. To hard reset your Xbox, unplug the power cable for about five minutes.
When you plug the cable back in and boot the Xbox, it should detect the Astro A40 headset and everything should work. A hard reset fixes about 90% of connectivity issues.
If that doesn’t do the trick, I compiled a few other solutions to make things easy for you.
Additional Fixes for Astro A40 Not Working on Xbox:
Update Astro A40 Firmware
Refund and Order an Alternative
If the Astro A40 continues to be a pain and you are within the refund window, I recommend getting a refund and going with a more stable headset.
I personally like the official Xbox Wireless Headset.
You could also hand it over to someone who games primarily on a PC where it has a more stable connection.
The Bottom Line:
To summarize, for most people, when the Astro A40 is not working on Xbox Series X, unplugging the power cable on the Xbox and reconnecting it does the trick.
If the first attempt doesn’t work, unplug it again but leave it unplugged for longer this time. Eventually, the Xbox will detect the Astro A40 and you’ll be able to hop back into your games.