XBox One Controller Periodically Disconnects

My Xbox One has been working great for about a year. In the past week, the controller has started disconnecting every five or ten minutes. It takes about 20 seconds to reconnect. This happens with two different controllers in multiple games. The controller batteries are good.

Nothing has recently changed with my setup. I’m on a couch about eight feet directly in front of the Kinect. It has a clear line of sight.

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    When Microsoft releases firmware updates, these updates occasionally include improvements for your controllers. Unlike the Xbox One updates, which are applied automatically, controllers need to be updated manually. Headsets too are often updated so keep them plugged into the controller while you update. Here’s a paragraph from the Microsoft Xbox One website about the controller update procedure. Follow this and see if it solves your problem:

    To download the update, connect a controller to your Xbox One with a
    USB cable. Keep any headsets connected to the controller. Connect to
    Xbox Live. Press the Menu. Go to Settings > Devices & accessories and
    select the controller. If you have multiple controllers attached, you
    can select Buzz – which will cause the selected controller to vibrate.
    Then select Update to download the new firmware to the controller
    attached via the USB cable, and the screen will show the “Updating
    controller…” progress screen. When you see the “Controller updated”
    screen, press B to go back to the Devices & accessories main page.
    Reselect the controller.

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