How Do You Install Valve Index Controllers?

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By Ralph Torres

If you’re a gamer, you know how important it is to have the right setup. One crucial aspect of any gaming setup is the controllers.

The Valve Index Controllers are a popular choice for many gamers because of their comfort and accuracy. But how do you install them? In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step.

Step 1: Unboxing

Before you can install your Valve Index Controllers, you need to unbox them. When you open the box, you should find two controllers, two lanyards, and a charging cable.

Step 2: Charge the Controllers

The first thing you’ll want to do is charge your controllers. To do this, plug one end of the charging cable into a USB port on your computer and plug the other end into one of your controllers. Repeat this process for the other controller.

Step 3: Turn on SteamVR

Next, make sure that SteamVR is installed on your computer and that it’s turned on. You can do this by opening Steam and clicking on “Library” at the top of the window.

From there, click on “Tools” and scroll down until you find “SteamVR”. Right-click on SteamVR and select “Properties”. Under the “General” tab, make sure that “Enable SteamVR” is checked.

Step 4: Pairing Your Controllers

Now it’s time to pair your controllers with your computer. To do this, hold down both buttons on each controller until they start blinking blue. This means they’re in pairing mode.

Open SteamVR and click on “Devices” at the top of the window. From there, click on “Pair Controller”. Follow the prompts to pair each controller with your computer.

Step 5: Calibration

Once your controllers are paired, you’ll need to calibrate them. This is important because it ensures that your movements are accurately translated into the game.

To calibrate your controllers, click on “Devices” again and select “Controller Settings”. From there, select “Calibrate Controller”. Follow the prompts to complete the calibration process.

Step 6: Test Your Controllers

Finally, test your controllers to make sure they’re working correctly. Open a game that’s compatible with the Valve Index Controllers and start playing.

Move around, shoot, jump – whatever actions are necessary for the game you’re playing. If everything is working correctly, you’re good to go!


Installing Valve Index Controllers may seem like a daunting task at first, but it’s actually quite simple. By following these steps, you’ll be up and running in no time. Enjoy your new gaming setup!