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What controllers can I use for cloud gaming on Xbox?

For cloud gaming, we recommend using an Xbox Wireless Controller connected via Bluetooth or USB cable. Many other types of wired and Bluetooth controllers can also work for cloud gaming. This article identifies some of those controllers and separates them into three categories:
  1. Official Xbox (manufactured by Microsoft specifically for gaming with Xbox)
  2. Designed for Xbox (Xbox-branded partner devices that are designed for cloud gaming)
  3. Verified (non-Microsoft controllers the Xbox team has tested and verified for cloud gaming)
Please note the following when setting up your controller for cloud gaming:
  • Controllers that are identified as Official Xbox and Designed for Xbox are optimized for the best cloud gaming experience. Verified controllers will work for cloud gaming but may be less optimal.
  • For the best performance, update your controller to the latest firmware. (For non-Microsoft controllers, see the manufacturer’s support site for help updating your controller.)

    Update your Xbox Wireless Controller
  • Pressing the Xbox button  (or Home button on some controllers) may take you to the home screen on your Android device. If your controller does not have an Xbox/Home button equivalent, you can use the on-screen touch version of the Xbox button  located in the center of your game screen.
  • Some controllers can be used with a wired connection instead of Bluetooth. The quality of a wired connection may vary on different devices, OS versions, or manufacturer’s controller firmware. To test a wired connection, connect your USB cable to your device and then to your controller. In some cases, the buttons will light up if the connection is successful.

Official Xbox and Designed for Xbox controllers can be purchased through the Microsoft Store:

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Things to keep in mind
  • The list of controllers that follows isn’t exhaustive. Other controllers may or may not work for cloud gaming.
  • If you’re using a web browser to play cloud games, the Xbox Wireless Controller is currently the only officially supported controller. Other controllers may or may not work for cloud gaming on a browser.

Cloud gaming controllers (by manufacturer)

Official Xbox controllers
  • Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth or USB connection)
    • Known issue: iOS 14.5 is required for play on all Apple devices
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 1 (USB connection only)
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (Bluetooth or USB connection)
    • Known issue: May not work with USB connection on some devices
  • Xbox Adaptive Controller (Bluetooth or USB connection)
    • Known issue: May not work with USB connection on some devices
Designed for Xbox
  • SN30 Pro Controller for Xbox Cloud Gaming on Android (Bluetooth connection)
Verified
  • N30 Pro 2 (Bluetooth or USB connection)
Verified
  • 9023s Extending Game Controller (Bluetooth connection)
    • Known issue: The Home button returns to the Android home screen instead of opening the guide
Verified
  • Gamepad (Bluetooth connection)
    • Known issue: The Home button returns to the Android home screen instead of opening the guide
Designed for Xbox
  • MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller for Mobile & Cloud Gaming Android/PC (Bluetooth or USB connection)
Verified
  • MOGA XP5-A Plus Bluetooth Controller for Android/Windows 10 (Bluetooth or USB connection)
Designed for Xbox
  • Kishi for Android (Xbox) (USB connection)
  • Raiju Mobile Gaming Controller for Android (Bluetooth or USB connection)
Verified
  • Junglecat (Bluetooth connection)
Verified
  • DualShock 4 Wireless Controller (Bluetooth connection)
    • Known issue: USB connection doesn’t currently work as intended
    • Known issue: Controller buttons may not work as expected on Android 9 devices and older

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How to use an Xbox One controller on your Android phone or tablet by pairing it with Bluetooth

  • You can use an Xbox One controller on your Android device by pairing it using Bluetooth.
  • Pairing an Xbox One controller with an Android device will allow you to use the controller on the device.
  • Pairing an Xbox One controller with your Android is great for playing mobile games, but the controller won't work with every app.
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Everyone has seen Bluetooth in action when it comes to music players and headphones, but its capabilities extend far beyond just that. 

By taking advantage of the Bluetooth features on your Android phone or tablet, you can use your Xbox One wireless controller to play games, use apps, and even browse the web on your Android.

Want to get in on the action? Here's how to learn how to pair your Xbox One controller to your Android device using Bluetooth.

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How to use an Xbox One controller with your Android device

First, make sure that your Xbox One controller has Bluetooth capabilities.

A Xbox One controller with Bluetooth has plastic around the Xbox button that matches the rest of the controller's color. A non-Bluetooth controller has differently-colored plastic. You'll need one with Bluetooth to pair it with your Android device.

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Next, let's make sure that Bluetooth is on.

1. On your Android mobile device, open the Settings app. If you're having trouble finding it, swipe up from the homescreen and browse the Apps menu until you find "Settings," represented by an icon resembling a gear.

2. Tap "Connections."

3. Make sure your Android device has Bluetooth enabled. If Bluetooth isn't already turned on, tap the white slider next to "Bluetooth" so that it turns white and blue.

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Now, we'll need to get the controller ready.

4. Press and hold the Xbox button on your Xbox One controller to turn the controller on.

5. Locate the sync button on the Xbox One controller. The button is on the top of the controller, between the L1 and R1 buttons, and is recognizable by the three curved lines next to it.

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6. Press and hold the sync button. Once the Xbox One controller's light starts flashing, let go of the sync button.

Once both your phone and the controller are ready, we can connect them.

7. Open the Bluetooth app on your Android device. This can be done quickly by swiping down on the top edge of the screen to open your quick-access menu, then tapping and holding the Bluetooth button.

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8. At this point, you should be able to see your Xbox One controller in your Bluetooth's list of pairable devices. If you still don't see your Xbox One controller on the list, tap "Scan" on your Android device. Once your Xbox One controller appears on the list, tap it to begin the pairing process.

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9. Once your Android device has been successfully paired to your Xbox One controller, your controller will appear in the list of paired devices, and the controller's light will stop flashing.

You should now be able to use your Xbox One controller on your Android mobile device. It's particularly useful for mobile gaming. Keep in mind, however, that not all apps are designed for use with a controller, and some apps might not respond to it.

Remember that when you're ready to use your Xbox One controller with your Xbox One again you'll need to pair your controller with your Xbox One once more. If you need a refresher on how to do this, check out our article, "How to connect a Xbox One controller to your Xbox One console, with or without a USB cable."

 

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The Xbox One controller is good. Some would even say it’s the best, but a breakdown of the ergonomic differences between it and the PS4 controller are for another day. Today, we’re going to show you how to connect your Xbox One controller to Android, which will allow you to play all your favorite mobile games as they should be played – with analog sticks, rumble and proper face buttons.

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Do You Have the Right Xbox One Controller?

Before we begin, you need to confirm whether your Xbox One controller is the newer model. Older Xbox One controllers use RF wireless technology to communicate with devices, while newer Xbox One controllers use Bluetooth, which means they’ll be able to connect via Bluetooth to your Android phone.

So how do you check this? Simple. The newer-style controllers look a little different, with a unibody face that doesn’t have a separate area of plastic around the Xbox button (see image below).

Pretty much any new Xbox One controller you buy today should have Bluetooth functionality. If you have the old RF controller, you can still connect your Xbox One controller to your phone via a micro USB to USB adapter.

If you are looking to connect your Xbox One Controller to other devices, here is the instruction for PC, Mac and Linux (Ubuntu)

Connect XBO Controller to Android via Bluetooth

If you do have the right controller, then congratulations, because connecting it wirelessly to your Android phone should be a cinch.

1. On your phone, go to your Bluetooth settings, either by pulling down the Quick Menu from the top of your screen and holding the “Bluetooth” icon for a few seconds, or by going to “Settings -> Connected devices”.

2. Tap “Pair new device.” This will automatically switch on Bluetooth and start scanning for devices.

3. Next, hold the the Xbox button on the controller for about one second until it starts flashing, then hold the small black pairing button (between the bumper buttons) for about three seconds until the Xbox button starts flashing more rapidly. This means the controller’s Bluetooth is scanning for devices to connect to.

Back on the phone’s Bluetooth pairing screen, “Xbox Wireless Controller” should appear as an option. Tap it and within seconds your phone should be paired with your controller.

Reconnect Xbox One Controller to Android

In the future, if you want to reconnect your Xbox One controller to your Android device, all you need to do is switch on the controller, switch on Bluetooth on your phone, and it should pair.

If it doesn’t, you may need to go your phone’s Bluetooth settings (or “Connected devices”), tap “Previously connected devices,” then select “Xbox One Controller” from the list there.

If you connect your Xbox One controller to another device in the meantime, you may need to go through the pairing process to connect it again.

Using Xbox One Controller on Android

Once the Xbox One controller is connected, you’ll see that you can actually use it to navigate your Android device. The controls are pretty basic:

Movement: D-pad and left analog

Select: A, Y

Back: B, Xbox buttons

Play Android Games Using Xbox One Controller

If you’re running an emulator for retro games, such as Retroarch for Android or one of the excellent Game Boy Advance emulators out there, it should pick up that you’re using a gamepad and auto-assign controls (which you can then tweak and customise within the emulator).

If you’re looking for Play Store games that use a controller, then it’s kind of annoying. As things stand, there’s no way to know if a game has controller support until you actually open a game to try it out (or check out our list of the best games with controller support). Luckily, a lot of Android games do already have controller support, and genres like racing games, platformers and shooters should let you play with your Xbox One gamepad.

Troubleshooting

1. Controller not working on Android 11

Some users have reported that certain accessibility settings can interfere with the controller’s functioning. Go to “Settings -> Accessibility” and switch off “Magnification” to see if that helps. That failing, try switching off each of the accessibility settings one by one to see if any of them are the culprit.

2. Controller not mapping properly

If certain buttons aren’t working once you’ve connected your Xbox One controller to Android, then you should try updating the Xbox One controller firmware. You can do this by plugging your controller into your PC and downloading the Xbox Accessories app.

In the Xbox Accessories app, click the three-dot menu icon under the controller, then look in the top left corner to see if it needs a firmware update. If it does, just click the button and let the download happen. You may need to re-pair the controller with your Android phone after this.

3. Controller not working

If your Xbox One controller isn’t working with your Android phone, you can try the classic trick of getting your phone to forget the controller, before re-pairing it.

To unpair your paired controller. go to “Settings -> Connected devices -> See all”.

Tap the cog icon next to your Xbox Wireless Controller then tap “Forget”. Once that’s done, re-pair the controller as per our instructions earlier in this guide.

That should get you up and running with an Xbox One controller on Android, with the main caveat being whether you have the new or old model of the controller.

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How to connect an Xbox Wireless Controller to Android

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By Roland Moore-Colyer

Here's how to connect an Xbox Wireless Controller to Android to supercharge your mobile gaming

Knowing how to connect an Xbox Wireless Controller to Android devices opens up a whole new way to play games while on the move. While touchscreen controls have improved a lot as smartphone and tablet gaming has grown, tapping away on a display can’t compete with the precision afforded when using a dedicated controller. 

And the Xbox Wireless Controller is arguably one of the best around, especially in its second iteration introduced with the Xbox Series X. It can also be connected to all manner of devices thanks to its easy Bluetooth pairing, including laptops and both Android and iOS devices. 

In this guide we’ll focus on the Android side, especially given the platform has support for Xbox game streaming for the Xbox Game Pass. So here's how to connect an Xbox Wireless Controller to Android.  

How to connect an Xbox Wireless Controller to Android phones and tablets  

1. You first need to put your Xbox Wireless Controller into its pairing mode. To do this, turn on the controller by hitting the main Xbox button in the middle of the controller, and then tap the wireless pairing button found on the top side edge of the controller by it’s USB charging port. The controller's Xbox button will blink rapidly to show it’s in Bluetooth aping mode. 

Note that only the recent iteration of the first-generation Xbox Wireless Controller has Bluetooth connectivity. To tell if your controller is an older or newer model, check the top section where the Xbox button is; if it’s made off the same plastic as the controller's triggers, then you’re have an older Xbox Wireless controller with no Bluetooth support.

2. On your Android phone access the Bluetooth menu. You can do this by swiping down from the top of your Android phone’s display to pull down the Notification Shade and then long-press the Bluetooth button to bring up a menu of devices your phone can connect to. 

Alternatively, access the phone’s Settings app, then tap the Bluetooth menu to bring up a list of devices your phone is already paired with and can also connect too.  

3. In the available devices menu you should see the Xbox Wireless controller listed. Tap on it to start pairing.  

4. A pop up notification will ask you if you want to pair the controller to the phone. Tap “Pair.”  

5. Once connected, the Xbox button will glow a solid white and is ready to be used with games that have controller support.  

How to disconnect an Xbox Wireless Controller from Android 

If you want to disconnect the Xbox Wireless Controller from your Android phone you can simply hit the wireless pairing button again, which will allow you to re-pair a controller with an Xbox console or connect it to another device.  

Your Android phone will still remember it’s been paired with the Xbox Wireless controller, so it should be ready for simple reconnection when you want to use the controller. 

But if you want to start afresh, simply access the Bluetooth menu, tap on the information button alongside the Xbox Wireless Controller in the “Paired Devices'' section and then tap “Unpair.”  

Using Xbox Wireless controller with Android 

Thanks to native support for the Xbox Wireless Controller built into Android, a lot of the best Android games, such as Call of Duty Mobile will simply work with the controller, with controls mapping neatly to its buttons. 

Some tweaks may be required to get the button layout you might prefer. And some basic games that are wholly touchscreen reliant won’t have controller support. 

However, the Xbox Wireless Controller comes into its own when used with Xbox Game Pass and the game steaming it supports over wireless and cellular connectivity, if you have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. 

While some of the games support touch controls, in games like Gears 5 they can be fiddly to use. But with the Xbox Wireless Controller connected, especially if you have a form of bracket that can attach your phone to the controller, you can play some of the best Xbox One games on your phone. 

And if you have a suitably fast and stable cellular internet connection, you can even steam these games on the move, with the Xbox Wireless Controller effectively turning your Android phone into a pseudo handheld Xbox. 

For other Xbox-related tips checkout our guide on how to connect an Xbox controller to a PC and our 10 essential tips for getting started with the Xbox Series X and best Xbox Game Pass games. 

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How to connect an XBox One controller to your Android device

There’s no denying that console gaming is far more immersive than mobile gaming on an Android device, but with so many great games available for your smartphone and tablet, we wouldn’t judge you if you wanted to spend the evening on your couch playing on your Android device rather than your console.

While on-screen controls work just fine, there are thousands of games that are compatible with Bluetooth controllers. You could certainly pick up one of the Best Gaming Controllers for your Smartphone or Tablet or simply use the console controller that you already have.

Just as we did in our How to connect your PS4 controller to your Android device article, here we’ll walk you through the process of connecting your Xbox One wireless controller to your Android phone or tablet.

One thing to keep in mind is that this does not work on all Xbox One controllers. Microsoft added Bluetooth connectivity to its controllers when it released the Xbox One S to that the controllers could be used for Windows PC gaming as well. If you have a compatible Xbox One controller with Bluetooth built-in, follow the directions below to connect it to your Android device.

Connect Xbox One Controller to Android

  1. Press and hold the Xbox button on your Xbox One controller to turn it on
  2. Press and hold the sync button on your Xbox One controller until the Xbox button starts blinking
  3. On your Android device go to Settings > Bluetooth & device connection > Bluetooth > Pair new device
  4. Locate the Xbox Wireless Controller in the list and tap it to pair

That’s all there is to it. The Blinking Xbox button on the controller should now be solid and you should see it listed on your Android phone or tablet or being connected.

You can now use your Xbox One wireless controller with any Android game with Bluetooth controller compatibility, giving you an edge over the competition.

 

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How to use an Xbox controller on Android devices

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Mobile gaming has become a unique genre of gaming all on its own. The types of mobile games available vary greatly, from generic puzzle games laden with ads to fun shooters based on classic game series. There are quite a few games you can play with a controller, making the experience so much better.

If you already own an Xbox controller, you can save money and not buy a separate controller for your mobile games. Here’s exactly how to use your Xbox controller on Android devices and enhance your gaming experience.


Which Xbox controllers can you use with Android devices?

You can use two different Xbox controllers with your Android devices: Xbox Wireless Controllers and Xbox 360 controllers. The former are controllers made for Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X consoles.

Newer Xbox Wireless Controllers, particularly the Bluetooth ones, will be the easiest to use with your Android device. With Bluetooth controllers, you have to pair your device to the controller, and you’re ready to go. Google added Xbox One controller support with Android 9 Pie, so Bluetooth controllers work the best; in a pinch, non-Bluetooth controllers will work as well.

If you have an Xbox One controller without Bluetooth connectivity or an Xbox 360 controller, you can still use both with your Android devices; the process is just a little bit more complicated.

Check out: Microsoft Xbox cloud gaming: Everything we know so far


How to use a newer Xbox Wireless Controller on an Android device

To use an Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth connectivity, here’s what you need:

  • An Android device with Bluetooth connectivity and Android 9 Pie or newer
  • An Xbox One controller with Bluetooth

Follow these steps to get your Xbox Wireless Controller hooked up to your Android device in no time:

  1. Make sure Bluetooth is on and open the settings. You can do this in a few different ways. The easiest way is to swipe down to see your quick-access menu items; you can press and hold the Bluetooth button to open up your Bluetooth settings. Or, you can also go to your phone settings and locate the Bluetooth options that way.
  2. Press the Xbox button on your controller to make sure it’s turned on; then press and hold the sync button on the controller (top left) until the Xbox button starts flashing. As soon as the light starts flashing, this means that the controller is in Bluetooth pairing mode. It’s ready to be connected to your Android device at this point.
  3. Go back to the Bluetooth settings on your Android device and pair the Xbox One controller to your device. You should see the Xbox One controller appear in the list of nearby devices ready to be paired. If it does not show up in this list, press Scan to search for the controller. When the device is in pairing mode, the Xbox button will be blinking; it has been paired as soon as it has stopped blinking.
  4. Depending on the phone or tablet you have, you should be able to see the controller working right away. Test it out by using the directional pad and the buttons to navigate your device’s system.
  5. Try out your favorite game! Many games don’t require any special configuration before they’re ready to be played with a controller. Some games might require you to switch from touch screen input to controller input in the settings of that particular game.

Also read: Everything about Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: The best value in gaming?

If you’re not sure whether your Xbox One controller has Bluetooth capabilities, there’s an easy way to tell. Your controller has Bluetooth capability if the area around your Xbox button is part of the same plastic as the rest of your controller. If the Xbox button is part of a separate piece (and color) of plastic, it does not have Bluetooth capability. A Bluetooth-capable Xbox Wireless Controller will look like the one in the image above.


How to use an Xbox 360 controller on an Android device

If you want to use an Xbox 360 controller or a non-Bluetooth Xbox One controller, the process is a bit more involved. Of course, it’s still doable. If you already have the controller, it might be cheaper to configure your current controller instead of purchasing a Bluetooth controller.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it work:

  • A wired or wireless Xbox 360, Xbox One, or Xbox Core controller
  • An OTG, or “on the go,” cable
  • An Android device that supports OTG cables
  • An Xbox 360 wireless receiver (if using a wireless Xbox 360 controller)

For wireless controllers, here are the necessary steps:

  1. Connect your OTG cable to your Android device, then plug the Xbox 360 controller’s wireless receiver into the OTG cable.
  2. Pair the controller as you usually would and start using it. Your Android device should supply power to your wireless receiver, allowing you to pair it normally.

Related: Xbox Series X official accessories include an external controller battery

For wired controllers, here are the necessary steps:

  1. Connect your OTG cable to your Android device. 
  2. Plug your controller into the open USB port of the OTG cable.
  3. Start using it with your favorite games!

The selection of games that support wireless controllers seems to be less than those that support wired controllers typically. Plus, when using Xbox 360 controllers, most games won’t have an option for button mapping; this means you’re stuck with whatever the default button layout is for that game.


Which Xbox controller should I use with my Android device?

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You can easily use any Xbox controller with your Android device. But if you’re able to get your hands on a version with Bluetooth connectivity, this would be the best option; it will make connecting to your device much simpler, and you won’t have to deal with pesky cables. A cabled controller will likely save you some cash, though. It might be a better option for those who don’t game as often.

Read next: The best Bluetooth gaming controllers for Android, PC, and more!

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Connect and troubleshoot Bluetooth on your Xbox Wireless Controller

Your Xbox Wireless Controller may support connecting to your device via Bluetooth. Your controller has this feature if it matches the one at the bottom in this image:

The image shows two controllers, with the Bluetooth-enabled controller at the bottom.

On Bluetooth-supported controllers, the plastic around the Xbox button  is part of the face of the controller. On controllers without Bluetooth, the plastic around the Xbox button  is part of the top, where the bumpers are.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The Xbox Wireless Controller can connect via Bluetooth to many PCs, tablets, laptops, and VR/AR headsets. However, reliability is dependent on the device’s Bluetooth card and experiences may vary.
  • Xbox Wireless Controllers can only connect to one device at a time. If you’ve paired it with your mobile device, you’ll need to reconnect it to your console. Simply press the Pair button  on the console and your controller to reconnect your controller. When you want to cloud game or control your console remotely, you can reconnect your controller to your mobile device using your Bluetooth connection.
  • The Xbox Wireless Controller that comes with Xbox Series X|S includes a feature that allows for quickly switching between a paired Bluetooth device and an Xbox console. If the controller is connected to a Bluetooth device, double-press the Pair button  and the controller will immediately switch its connection to the last Xbox console it was paired to. Then, to switch back to the paired Bluetooth device, press and hold the Pair button  to start pairing mode. The controller will automatically connect to the Bluetooth device you were just using while it also searches for new devices – just in case you want to connect a different Bluetooth device or Xbox console. If it doesn’t find a new device nearby in pairing mode, it will remain connected to the previous Bluetooth device.
  • Bluetooth does not support any attachments, such as headsets, chatpads, or the Xbox Stereo Headset Adapter
  • It’s recommended that you have only one wireless controller connected via Bluetooth. Connecting more than one controller with Bluetooth may be possible, but performance can vary depending on your device.

Connect your Xbox Wireless Controller to your device using Bluetooth

Pair to a Windows device

  1. Make sure you have updated your PC and your controller.
  2. Turn on your controller by pressing the Xbox button .
  3. Press the controller’s Pair button for 3 seconds and release.
The image shows a Bluetooth-enabled controller with the Pair button below and to the right of the Xbox button.
  1. On your PC, select the Start button , and then select Settings > Devices > Bluetooth.
  2. Turn Bluetooth to On so that it can discover Bluetooth devices.
  3. Select Add Bluetooth or other device.
  4. In the Add a device screen, select Bluetooth and wait for Xbox Wireless Controller to appear on the list of devices.
An image shows the Add a device message when pairing a device via Bluetooth.
  1. When the controller is recognized, select it. You’ll see “Your device is ready to go!” when the controller is connected.
An image shows the Your device is ready to go! message when pairing a device via Bluetooth.

Note If you’re connecting your controller to your PC while using the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10, make sure to select Everything else in step 7, and then follow step 8.

An image shows the Everything option when pairing a device via Bluetooth.

Pair to an Android device

Note When using your Xbox controller with a mobile device, your performance may vary depending on the device and the mobile operating system version.

  1. Make sure you have updated your controller.
  2. Turn on your controller by pressing the Xbox button .
  3. Press the controller’s Pair button for 3 seconds and release.
The image shows a Bluetooth-enabled controller with the Pair button below and to the right of the Xbox button.
  1. On your Android device, open Bluetooth by going to Apps > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth > Turn On.
  2. A window on your phone will show a list of nearby Bluetooth devices that are active for pairing. Select your Xbox Wireless Controller from the list.
  3. When the controller has successfully paired, you’ll see Connected below the Xbox Wireless Controller.

If you have any problems pairing or using your Xbox Wireless Controller with your Android device, consult your device’s manufacturer’s support website.

Note When using your Xbox controller with a mobile device, your performance may vary depending on the device and the mobile operating system version.

To pair your Apple device via Bluetooth:

  1. On your Apple device, go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
  3. Turn on your Xbox Wireless Controller by pressing the Xbox button . If it’s already paired to an Xbox, turn off the controller, and then press and hold the Pair button for a few seconds.
The image shows a Bluetooth-enabled controller with the Pair button below and to the right of the Xbox button.
  1. Your available devices will load. Select Xbox Wireless Controller.
  2. Wait until the controller and the Apple device show as paired.

If you have any problems pairing or using your Xbox Wireless Controller with your Apple device, consult your device’s manufacturer’s support website for device compatibility.


Troubleshoot Bluetooth issues on Windows 10

My controller does not connect or disconnects unexpectedly when using Bluetooth

Note If your device resources are being used for other activities, it may take up to 2 minutes for your device to recognize and/or pair your controller via Bluetooth. If you experience a delay with your device recognizing and/or pairing your controller, wait a few minutes and see if this resolves the issue.

Solution 1: Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter on Windows 10

  1. Go to Start and in the Find a setting search bar, type “Bluetooth.”
  2. Select Find and fix problems with Bluetooth devices.
  3. Select Next and run the troubleshooter.
An image shows the Bluetooth troubleshooter screen in the Windows 10 settings

Solution 2: Restart your PC

Select the Windows logo key > Power > Restart.

Solution 3: Restart your controller

  1. Power off the controller by pressing and holding the Xbox button  for 6 seconds.
  2. Press the Xbox button  again to power it back on.

Solution 4: Re-pair the device

  1. Go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth.
  2. Select the controller and then select Remove device.
  3. Press the Pair button on your controller.
  4. Select the controller and then select Pair.

I can’t hear anything through my stereo or chat headset

When your controller is connected via Bluetooth, audio devices are not supported. To use a headset, connect your controller directly to your PC by using a USB cable or the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10, or connect your audio device directly to your PC.

The Xbox button on your controller blinks slowly, or blinks fast and continuously, and is unresponsive when using Bluetooth

Solution 1: Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter on Windows 10

  1. Go to Start and in the Find a setting search bar, type “Bluetooth.”
  2. Select Find and fix problems with Bluetooth devices.
  3. Select Next and run the troubleshooter.

Solution 2: Restart your PC

Select the Windows logo key > Power > Restart.

Solution 3: Remove interference

Move closer to your PC and eliminate potential interference (such as from cell phones or other Bluetooth devices).

Solution 4: Re-pair the device

  1. Go to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth.
  2. Select the controller and then select Remove device.
  3. Press the Pair button on your controller.
  4. Select the controller and then select Pair.

I'm asked for a passcode when pairing via Bluetooth

To resolve this issue, restart your controller:

  1. Power off the controller by pressing and holding the Xbox button  for 6 seconds.
  2. Press the Xbox button  again to power it back on.
  3. Connect your controller to your PC using a USB cable or the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10.

My input is not recognized when connected via Bluetooth

Solution 1: Check your controller using a different app

See if the controller works properly with a different app. If it does, it's likely the app you're trying to use doesn't support Bluetooth. Check with the app developer to determine Bluetooth compatibility.

Solution 2: Use a USB cable

Try using the controller with a USB cable. If the controller works, the issue is with your Bluetooth connection.

Solution 3: Try connecting again

Try connecting your Xbox Wireless Controller again and be sure to press and release the Pair button.

My controller doesn’t vibrate when connected via Bluetooth

Vibration features are currently not supported for the Xbox Wireless Controller when connected via Bluetooth. Vibration is supported if you connect your controller using the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10. For more info, see:

Note Vibration features are currently not supported while cloud gaming.


Troubleshoot Bluetooth issues on mobile devices

My controller does not connect or disconnects unexpectedly when using Bluetooth

Solution 1: Restart your controller

  1. Power off the controller by pressing and holding the Xbox button  for 6 seconds.
  2. Press the Xbox button  again to power it back on.

Solution 2: Re-pair the device

  1. Go to Apps > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth.
  2. Select your controller, and then select the gear symbol next to the device name.
  3. A new box will open. Select Unpair. The Bluetooth device will be disconnected from the Android phone.
  4. Press the Pair button on your controller.
The image shows a Bluetooth-enabled controller with the Pair button below and to the right of the Xbox button.
  1. Select the controller, and then select Pair.

Solution 3: Restart your phone

  1. Unlock your device screen by touching the Power button once.
  2. Press and hold the Power button.
  3. Press the Power button again to restart your phone.

Note If your phone resources are being used for other activities, it may take up to 2 minutes for your phone to recognize and/or pair your controller via Bluetooth. If you experience a delay, wait up to 2 minutes to see if this resolves the issue.

Solution 4: Connect your controller to your Android device via USB

  1. For best performance, update your controller.
  2. Connect your USB cable to your Android device, then to your Xbox Wireless controller. The Xbox button will light up when the connection has been made.
  • Your Xbox Wireless Controller uses a Micro USB type while your phone may use Micro USB or USB-C. Be sure the cable you use is compatible with both.
  • Some device manufacturers have blocked this driver; therefore, wired controllers may or may not work with your device.

I can’t hear anything through my stereo or chat headset

When your controller is connected via Bluetooth, audio devices connected through the controller are not supported. To use a headset, connect it directly to your phone.

I connected an Xbox Wireless Controller to my phone over Bluetooth, but many buttons don't appear to work

If your Xbox Wireless Controller appears to be mapped incorrectly, such as one button performing another button’s actions (for example, the right bumper acts as the Menu button), it’s likely your controller needs to be updated. To update your controller using either an Xbox console or a Windows 10 PC, see:

How do I turn off my controller when it's connected to a phone via Bluetooth?

To turn off the controller, press and hold the Xbox button  for 5-10 seconds, until the controller powers off.

The Xbox button on my controller takes me back to the Android home screen

If your controller has not been updated to the latest firmware, pressing the controller’s Xbox button  brings up the Android home screen instead of the Xbox guide.

Solution 1: Update the controller’s firmware

Make sure your controller has been updated to version 4.8.1908 or later. To update your controller, see:

Solution 2: Unpair and re-pair the controller to the device

  1. Go to Apps > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth.
  2. Select your controller, and then select the gear symbol next to the device name.
  3. A new box will open. Select Unpair. The Bluetooth device will be disconnected from the Android phone.
  4. Press the Pair button on your controller.

My Xbox Wireless Controller doesn’t vibrate when playing cloud games

Vibration features are currently not supported for the Xbox Wireless Controller while cloud gaming.

Controller needs a PIN for Bluetooth connection

If you’re prompted to enter a PIN or informed that an incorrect or wrong PIN has been entered and you’re unable to pair your Xbox Wireless controller to your device, this means your controller is not up to date. For more info, see:

I’m still having trouble connecting my controller to my mobile device

Some settings and steps may be specific to your mobile device model. For more info, visit the Xbox One subreddit to discuss the issue you’re experiencing with the Xbox community, or to ask questions in the official Xbox Support thread.


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