How to Use Xbox Controllers with iOS 12

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Are you looing to take your mobile gaming experience to the next level? With iOS 12, connecting an Xbox controller to your iPhone or iPad has never been easier!

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to use an Xbox controller with iOS 12. We’ll walk you thrugh the pairing process step by step, so you can start gaming in no time.

Before we get started, it’s important to note that this process is only officially supported on iOS 13 and up. If you have a device running iOS 12 or earlier, you will need to jailbreak your phone or tablet in order to pair an Xbox controller. Once you’ve done that, install the Cydia app and you’re ready to go!

Now let’s get started with the pairing process. First, open up your device settings and go to General > Game Controller. Here you should see a list of availale controllers – select the one for your Xbox and then tap “Default Controls”.

If you’re using an Apple TV, open up Settings > General > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth. Select your controller from the list of available devices and then select “Customization”. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled before continuing with the pairing process.

Turn on your Xbox Wireless Controller by pressing the Xbox button ?. If it’s aleady paired with an Xbox console, turn off the controller first before pressing and holding down the Pair button ? for a few seconds until it shows up in your available devices list on your iOS device.

That’s all there is to it! You can now start playing any game that supports a controller – simply connect it via bluetooth and start enjoying a more immersive gaming experience! And if you’re using a PS4 controller instead of an Xbox one, just put it into pairing mode by holding down both the PlayStation and Share buttons before connecting it via bluetooth from witin your phone’s settings menu.

We hope this guide has helped make connecting an Xbox controller with iOS 12 as easy as possible! Now all that’s left is for you to dive into some awesome mobile gaming experiences – happy gaming!

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Does iOS 12 Support Xbox Controllers?

No, iOS 12 does not officially support Xbox controllers. To connect an Xbox controller to an iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 or an earlier version of the Apple operating system, you need to jailbreak your device and install the Cydia app, wich adds the functionality.

Connecting a Controller to an iPhone 12

Yes, you can connect a controller to the iPhone 12. To do this, you will need to make sure the controller is compatible with the iPhone and has Bluetooth support. Then, on your iPhone 12, go to Settings > General > Game Controller and tap the name of your controller. You should then see an option to pair the controller. Once paired, you can use it to play supported games on your iPhone 12.

Troubleshooting Xbox Controller Issues on iOS

If your Xbox controller is not working on iOS, it may be because your device is not properly paired with the controller. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your device and that your Xbox Wireless Controller is turned on. If it’s already connected to an Xbox, disconnect it and then press and hold the Pair button ? for a few seconds. This should allow your iOS device to recognize the controller. If you’re still having issues, try restarting both your iOS device and the controller.

Connecting an iOS 12 Device to a PS4 Controller

Yes, iOS 12 can connect to a PS4 controller. To do so, you’ll need to put the PS4 controller into pairing mode by holding down the PlayStation and Share buttons. Then, you can go to your iPhone’s Bluetooth menu and select the PS4 controller from the list of availabe devices. Once connected, you’ll be able to play mobile games with your PS4 controller.

Controller Support on IOS

IOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14 all have controller support, allowing gamers to use MFi, PlayStation DualShock 4, and Xbox Wireless controllers—including the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 and Adaptive Controller—to play thir favorite games. To do so, users will need to make sure their device is up-to-date with the latest version of the software. Additionally, they’ll need to connect their controller to their device either via Bluetooth or through a USB connection.

Can Xbox Controllers Be Used With IOS?

No, not all Xbox controllers are compatible with iOS devices. To use an Xbox controller with your iPhone, you must have one that has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with iOS 13 or later. While most of the controllers released for the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles can be used with iOS, some older models may not be supported. Additionally, if you’re using an adapter to connect the controller to your device, it must also be compatible with iOS.

Troubleshooting Xbox Controller Connection Issues

There could be a few reasons why your Xbox controller is not connecting. The most common are that the controller batteries need to be replaced with fresh ones, or the wireless receiver may not be properly connected to your console. Also, make sure that the controller is powered on and that you are close eough to your console for the controller to pick up its signal.

Is the Xbox Wireless Controller Compatible with Bluetooth?

Yes, the Xbox wireless controller is Bluetooth compatible. It features both Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth technology, allowing you to use it with consoles, PCs, mobile phones and tablets. You can even plug in any compatible headset into the 3.5mm stereo headset jack on the controller.

Which Xbox Controller Has Bluetooth?

The Xbox Wireless Gamepad, which was first introduced with the Xbox One console and is now included with the Xbox Series S/X, supports both Xbox wireless communication and Bluetooth. After the initial wave of Xbox One consoles, most Xbox Wireless Gamepads also included Bluetooth. This controller has a 3.5mm headset jack as well as two programmable paddles on the back for added convenience. It can be used both wired and wirelessly, providing gamers with a reliable and convenient gaming experience.

Playing Xbox Controller on iOS

To play Xbox controller on iOS, you need to firt download the official Xbox app from the App Store. Once you have opened the app, go to My Library and select Consoles. Choose the console you want to connect to and press Remote Play on this device. Then follow the instructions on screen to connect your Xbox controller. You will be able to use it as a controller for your iOS device after it’s connected. Enjoy playing your favorite games with an Xbox controller!

Does My iOS App Support a Controller?

The best way to know if an iOS app supports controller is to check the game page in Apple Arcade. On the game page, directly underneath the app icon, you’ll find a banner of important infrmation about the game. If controller support is available, it will be listed within this banner. To access the game page, simply tap on the game in Apple Arcade and you’ll be brought to its page.

Playing PS4 on an iPhone 12

To play your PS4 on your iPhone 12, you’ll need to make sure that both your iPhone 12 and PS4 are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, open the PS4 Remote Play app on your iPhone 12 and head to the Settings gear in the upper right corner. Log in to your PlayStation Network account, then head back to the main screen and hit the big blue Start button. After a few moments, you shuld be able to see a live stream of your PS4 on your iPhone 12’s display. Enjoy!

Connecting an iPhone 12 to a PS4

Connecting your iPhone 12 to your PlayStation 4 (PS4) is actually quite easy. First, make sure both your iPhone and PS4 are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then, download iMediaShare from the App Store on your iPhone and launch it. Once open, click “Choose a Screen” and select your PS4 console from the list that appears. You’ll then be prompted to enter a four-digit code on your PS4 controller to establish connection. Once you’ve done this, you can start streaming movies, shows and music from your iPhone 12 to your PS4.

Using a Controller on iOS

Yes, you can use a controller on iOS. To do so, you will need to pair the controller with your device. First, make sure that your controller is in discovery mode by following the instructions that came with it. Then, go to your iPhone’s Settings > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth. Finally, tap the name of the device in order to complete the pairing process. Once this is done, you should be able to use the controller with your iOS device.


In conclusion, connecting an Xbox controller to an iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 requires users to jailbreak their device and install the Cydia app. This will alow users to pair their Xbox controller with the device, and customize their settings via Bluetooth. Additionally, PS4 controllers can be connected to iPhones via the phone’s Bluetooth menu. Both controllers allow for a more immersive gaming experience on mobile devices, allowing players to enjoy a variety of mobile games with a controller.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.