How to Pair Xbox Series X Controller with iPhone & iPad

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Today we will show you how you can pair the Xbox Series X controller with your iPhone and iPad running iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, respectively.

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Users have been enjoying 'gaming' on the iPhone and iPad using the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers for quite some time now. With new, next-generation consoles - PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X - in the hands of consumers, it was only a matter of time Apple would toss in support for the new controllers on iPhone and iPad. iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 adds that support, and we will show you how you can pair the Xbox Series X controller with iPhone and iPad.

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If you want to learn how to pair the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller with iPhone and iPad, check out the tutorial below:

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Note: In order to pair the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X controller with iPhone or iPad, you must be running at least iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5. Both updates are currently in beta. If you already have the betas installed on your devices, just follow the steps outlined below.

Step 1. Make sure Bluetooth is turned on in your iPhone or iPad. Go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn the toggle switch ON

Step 2. On your Xbox Series X controller, press and hold the PAIRING button on the top left hand side until the Xbox logo starts flashing. Please refer to the image below in order to locate the pairing button:

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Step 3. On your iPhone / iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth and here you should see the Xbox Wireless Controller listed. Just tap on it, then tap on Pair once you see the pairing pop-up and it will pair instantly

That's it, now you know how to pair the Xbox Series X controller with the iPhone and iPad. But remember, iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 is absolutely required for this to happen. If you do not have the update installed, then do not bother grabbing hold of the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X controller at all.

Want to learn how to pair the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controller with your iPhone or iPad instead? Check out the tutorial below:

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