How Do Valve Index Controllers Connect?

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By Valerie Becker

Valve Index Controllers are one of the most advanced virtual reality controllers in the market. They come with a range of features that allow users to interact with virtual environments in an intuitive and immersive way.

However, many users may wonder how these controllers connect to their devices. In this article, we will take a closer look at how Valve Index Controllers connect.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Valve Index Controllers use Bluetooth technology to connect with the VR headset or PC. Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows devices to communicate with each other over short distances without the need for cables.


Before using Valve Index Controllers, they need to be paired with the device you want to use them with. To pair them, follow these steps:

  • Put on your VR headset or start up your PC.
  • Turn on your Valve Index Controllers by pressing and holding down the system button until they vibrate.
  • Go to your device’s settings and turn on Bluetooth.
  • In the Bluetooth settings menu, select “Pair new device”.
  • Your Valve Index Controllers should appear in the list of available devices. Select them and click “Pair”.
  • The controllers should now be successfully paired with your device.


Once you have successfully paired your Valve Index Controllers, they should automatically reconnect every time you turn them on and they are within range of your device’s Bluetooth signal. If for some reason they do not reconnect automatically, you can manually reconnect them by following these steps:

  • Turn on your VR headset or PC.
  • Go to your device’s Bluetooth settings and select your Valve Index Controllers from the list of paired devices.
  • Click “Connect”.
  • The controllers should now be successfully connected to your device.


Valve Index Controllers use Bluetooth technology to connect with the VR headset or PC. Pairing and reconnecting them is a simple process that can be done quickly and easily. By understanding how these controllers connect, users can get the most out of their virtual reality experiences.