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Thanks to some recent improvements, you can now use your iPhone to play video games with practically every major video game controller. This includes the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S controllers, which are widely regarded as some of the greatest controllers available on the market today.
Although not every game on the App Store allows the use of controllers, some of the most popular titles on the App Store do, including nearly every game in the Apple Arcade, which is a popular choice among gamers.
Pairing your Xbox One controller to your iPhone is pretty straightforward. Here’s how to do it.
How To Connect An Xbox Controller To Your iPhone
If you have a Bluetooth-enabled Xbox controller, you can do the following:
1. Press and hold the Xbox logo button, which is situated at the top-center of the controller, until the button begins to flash. Alternatively, if it doesn’t flash and instead simply glows steadily, it’s already linked with an Xbox nearby; if this is the case, press and hold the little button situated next to the charging connector until the Xbox logo flashes twice.
2. Take out your iPhone and launch the Settings app, then select Bluetooth. 3.
3.The device named “Xbox Wireless Controller” or something similar should appear in the Bluetooth menu once you’ve entered the Bluetooth setting. When you tap it, your iPhone will ask you if you wish to link the gadget with your phone.
4. Select Pair.
5. When you’re through use the controller and wish to disconnect it, go back to the Bluetooth menu, hit the little I symbol next to the device’s name, and then tap Disconnect once more.
Why Is My Xbox Controller Not Pairing To My iPhone?
Select Bluetooth from the Settings menu on your Apple device. Check to see that Bluetooth is enabled. By pushing the Xbox button on your Xbox Wireless Controller, you may turn it on. If the controller is already linked with an Xbox, switch it off and then press and hold the Pair button for a few seconds to reconnect it.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I put my Xbox controller in pairing mode?
To enter pairing mode, turn on the controller by pressing and holding the Xbox button in the centre of the controller for a few seconds. Once the Xbox logo appears on the screen, press and hold the connect button on the top of the controller, near the bumpers, until the Xbox logo appears on the screen. This signifies that you are eager to couple up with someone.
Can you pair an Xbox 360 controller to an iPhone?
Once your Xbox Wireless Controller is in pairing mode, go to the “Bluetooth” option in your Settings app and choose “Connected Devices.” Once it has located your Xbox Wireless Controller, it will appear at the bottom of this screen, under Other Devices, as seen below. iOS will connect to the controller in a few of seconds once you tap on its name.
Which Xbox controllers are bluetooth?
Bluetooth is only included in the Xbox One Wireless Gamepads that came with the Xbox One S and were manufactured after its debut, whereas Bluetooth is not found in the original Xbox One controllers. Both gamepads can be used wirelessly with your PC, but the method is different; you must purchase a separate wireless dongle for the gamepads that are not Bluetooth-enabled.