How to Pair iPhone and iPad with Xbox Series X Controller

The process requires iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5

Pair Xbox Series X Controller with iPhone iPad

The 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.

The latest iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 add that support and we will show you how you can pair the Xbox Series X controller with iPhone and iPad.

Tutorial

You must be running at least iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5. after that, 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.

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.

Note: If you have not yet updated your iOS system, do it soon. Else, do not bother grabbing hold of the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X controller at all.