How to use the Xbox one S controller on iOS


Before you start, you'll need:

  • an iOS Device running iOS 13
  • the Xbox One S Controller (or any other bluetooth enabled Xbox controller)

Follow these easy steps to use your controller with your iPhone, iPad or apple tv

  1. make sure you have iOS 13 installed (see below for more info)
  2. turn on bluetooth on your iOS device
  3. turn on your Xbox one S Controller
  4. Go to Settings > Bluetooth and wait for your controller to appear
  5. Tap on your device in the list. You're done!

Games to play with the Xbox one S Controller on iOS

Now that you got your controller all set up, you're probably wondering what games even support controllers.
Start by checking out the best controller enabled games of last year below or find games that you like via our all controller enabled games page to search by name or genre

Installing the iOS 13 beta to play with the Xbox one S controller

iOS 13 is not released yet. At the time that we're writing this post, there's only a developer beta, which is not recommended to install on consumer devices, additionally you'll need a paid Apple Developer account to use it on your device. If you are the impatient type, you are probably better off waiting for the iOS public beta, which will release in July of 2019. If you want to play it safe, wait for the official iOS 13 release which will be in September of 2019.

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