How to pair an Xbox One controller with an iPhone or iPad
Macworld | Jul 24, 2019
If you’re running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13, you can now use a Bluetooth-compatible Xbox One controller to play MFi controller-compatible games on your iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, this means you can’t use any Xbox One wireless gamepad: You’ll need the 1708 model or (out later this year) the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. In this video, Macworld’s Leif Johnson shows you how to set it up.
You can buy the proper controller on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Wireless-Controller-White-one/dp/B01GW3H3U8?tag=macworld05-20&ascsubtag=US-002-3410800-000-1435979-web-20&th=1
For a text walkthrough, be sure to visit our page on the Macworld website: https://www.macworld.com/article/3410800/how-to-pair-an-xbox-one-controller-with-iphone-or-ipad.html
Also, here’s a link with information on how to enroll in the iOS 13 public beta, which you’ll need if you want to play with controllers right now. Just keep in mind that the beta is still a little buggy, so it might be wise to wait until the full release in the fall: https://www.macworld.com/article/3404897/how-to-install-the-ios-13-and-ipados-13-public-beta.html