How to play with the Xbox One Controller on iPad and iPhone

A few days ago I was talking about how to connect a PS4 controller to an iOS device and use it to play compatible titles. Today we have to talk about a similar theme, although this time with the command of another popular console. Along the following lines, I will explain how to connect an Xbox One controller to an iPad or iPhone.

Actually, the process is not very different from the other command. The main difference is how to put the command in pairing mode, but it is also important to consider what control of Xbox One you have since there are two versions: one compatible and one not.

How to play with the Xbox One Controller on iPad and iPhone

Is my Xbox One controller compatible with iOS?

Microsoft has released two different models of Xbox One control. One has Bluetooth connectivity and the other uses another wireless system that is not compatible with iOS devices.

Checking if your command is the Bluetooth version is very easy. Basically, you should observe the command, more specifically look at how the Xbox button is placed on the front of the controller.

If it is surrounded by the same plastic as the other buttons on the front, it will be compatible with iOS. On the other hand if the button is surrounded by the same plastic that the upper triggers will not be compatible.

How to play with the Xbox One Controller on iPad and iPhone

How to connect the command to the iOS device

If your remote has Bluetooth connectivity you can continue with the connection process to the iOS device. To do this you must do the following:

  1. Open Settings on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and touch on Bluetooth.
  2. Activate the Bluetooth option switch if it is not.
  3. Turn on the console knob by pressing the Xbox button until you see the white light.
  4. Press for a few seconds on the command’s pairing button (the one at the top, next to the triggers). Release it when the white light flashes very fast.
  5. As soon as you enter pairing mode, the iOS device should locate and display it in the Other devices section of the Bluetooth settings.
  6. Tap on it (it will appear as Xbox Wireless Controller) to complete the connection.

Once these steps are taken, the pairing will be finished and both the command and the iOS team will be ready to “understand each other”.

From this moment you can play with the control of the Xbox to any game that is compatible with the console controls. Currently, the list of titles is not very big, but as the release of iOS 13, iPadOS and, above all, Apple Arcade (the Netflix-style game subscription service) approaches, we are sure to see a flood of games being updated. to be compatible.

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