How to use Xbox Controller with iPhone and iPad

Evren Elveren —  June 8, 2013 — 6 Comments

The iPad and iPhone devices offer some of the best graphics hardware that we’ve seen on mobile computing devices. Unfortunately, the touchscreen nature of these devices makes it difficult at best to enjoy our favorite games, oftentimes because of control issues related to not having a controller. Thankfully there is now the option of downloading the Xbox 360 controller software for windows and with the help of the XPadder software and if you are wireless then a working Xbox wireless gaming receiver for windows and of course your iPhone or iPad. Here are the important steps to how to use xbox controller with iPhone and iPad;

Xbox 360 Controls your iPhone or iPad Step by Step

The first thing you need is the Xbox 360 controller software for windows. To get this click on this and choose your windows version and you’re good to go. Note that this software suits you if you are a wired user. So the second step is to download the XPadder software to your computer. Then you need to purchase Xbox wireless gaming receiver and this will suit the needs of wireless users. And the last thing you need is the Splashtop app for iPad. Or if you need an iPhone version you can buy it too. So these are all the stuff you need for how to use Xbox controller with iPhone and iPad. Please watch below 2 detailed tutorial videos by MattT523:

The second video has long explanations with all the stuff;

Playing Games with Xbox Controller

The best games for use with an Xbox controller are typically driving style games and games that require advanced controls or input, such as sports games. The built-in controls on the iPad and iPhone are limited by the touch-screen only input, which can make it difficult to control a vehicle or input precise movements on the games you’re playing. Using an Xbox controller can fix this problem as you will have precise control using the analog stick controls, making it much easier and more fun to play your favorite games.

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6 responses to How to use Xbox Controller with iPhone and iPad

  1. is there tutorials?

  2. You need to change the title this only works if you connect you controller to you computer to play any thing and you are mirroring your computer on you phone the controller never connects to the phone.

  3. Mark harmattan January 29, 2014 at 00:29

    True! Xbox controllers uses 2.4ghz tech like on a wireless phones. Ps3 has bluetooth.

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