iOS-13: How to pair an Xbox One controller with your iPhone or iPad

iOS-13: How to pair an Xbox One controller with your iPhone or iPad

The iPhone-and iPad-finally feel like proper, traditional game systems now that the iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 support some of the Xbox One Controller and PlayStation DualShock 4 controllers. We focus on the Xbox One S controller in this article, so you will want to head here if you need to hook up a DualShock 4. 

Unfortunately, you can Xbox not any ol’-One-gamepad. You will specifically need the Bluetooth-compatible model was released for the Xbox One-S (model 1708). Finally, the new $179.99 Elite Wireless Controller the series 2 will not work with the iPhone and iPad with iOS 13, but now. (You can use it with a Mac, but.) 

If you don’t want to bother searching for a phone number to a non-Elite controllers, you can see at a glance whether your controllers to see the work of the search for a segmented disk around the Xbox button (as in the photos below). If your controller does not have, you are likely to go well.

xbox-bluetooth-comparison Jason Cross/IDG

will look like the face of The controller, a solid piece, if it supports Bluetooth.

Make sure that the controller works, is the hardest part. Set up takes only a few seconds, as you can see below, and after that it should work with any game with MFi controller support.

Updated 11/6/2019: it was stated that iOS supports, the 13 currently, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller 2.

How to be a couple Xbox-One-S-controller with an iPhone or iPad


  1. Open the settings app.

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  3. Press the Bluetooth. Bluetooth is likely to be, but if it doesn’t, turn the Bluetooth toggle on the top of the next page to green.

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  5. While the Bluetooth menu is still open, grab your Xbox One controller and make sure it is loaded. Turn it on by pressing the Xbox logo. 

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  7. Press the wireless enrollment button on the back of the Xbox One controller and keep it pressed for a few seconds. The light on the Xbox button should be flashing fast (If your Xbox One controller already unpaired from the other device, you can usually skip this step. Press and hold the Xbox button will be enough to put it in pairing mode.)

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  9. On your iPhone or iPad, you should see “Xbox Wireless Controller” pop-up under “Other devices” in the Bluetooth menu. Press it.

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  11. the light on The Xbox button should immediately stop flashing and light up continuously. Your Xbox One controller is now paired.

xbox-controller 1708 Bluetooth-button Jason Cross/IDG

Press this button to pair your controller, especially if it is already paired to another device.

How do you disconnect your Xbox One controller from your iPhone or iPad

as soon As she is finished playing with the Xbox One controller, here is how to turn it off. The most convenient method to do the holding to wn on the Xbox button for a few seconds. On your iPhone or iPad. You can also disable it via the Control Center:


  1. Open your Control Center on a surface of ID-compatible iPhone by the Diagonal from the upper corner of the screen in the direction of the lower left corner. On a Touch ID-compatible iPhone, swipe up from the bottom edge of the display.

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  3. Press and hold until the blue Bluetooth icon.

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  5. In the menu that appears, press and hold the icon that says Bluetooth:.

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  7. you should see “Xbox Wireless Controller” in the options pop-up. Press it, and your controller will instantly disconnect.

And here is the (slightly) less convenient method is:

[ read more: Everything you need to know about the iOS 13 ]


  1. Open the settings app and select Bluetooth.

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  3. Under My devices you will see “Xbox-Wireless-Controller.” On the right side, you will see a letter “i” in a blue circle. Press it.

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  5. In the menu that appears, press the Disconnect. The controller should immediately stop working.

If you want to use the controller, just press the Xbox button and it should immediately start working.

There is a good chance it could accidentally turn you this way, if you stuffed the Xbox One controller you have in your pocket. If you are on a trip, it is advisable to simply disconnect the device and re-pair, if you want to play. As you have seen, above, it takes a long time.

To disconnect an Xbox One controller, simply repeat the above steps and press to “ignore This device” instead of Disconnect.

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Released on Wed, 06 Nov 2019 20:34:00 +0000

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