How to connect Xbox Series X controller to iPhone or iPad: Link your new Xbox Wireless Controller to an iOS device

With the Xbox Series X out now players are getting to grips with the rather lovely new controller.

It's so good, in fact, that you might want to try it out on different things.

A lot of people use an Xbox controller on PC because it's so easy to do and also because the controller is so good to use.

Well, it turns out that you will be able to connect your Xbox Series X controller to your iPhone or iPad, so here's what you need to know.

Confirmed: Apple is adding Xbox controller support to iPad and iPhone soon

It's been confirmed that Apple is rolling out support for the new Xbox controllers very soon, with the function set to arrive in the iOS 14.5 update for iPhone and iPad.

The Verge reports that the 14.5 upgrade is currently available to beta testers, so, with any luck, it shouldn't be too long before it drops for the rest of us. There isn't a confirmed date for that yet, but we'll let you know when we found out.

When you finally can connect your Xbox Series X or S controller to an iOS device, this is probably how you'll be able to do it...

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How to connect your Xbox Series X or Series S controller to your iOS device

Once you can connect the two devices, doing so will likely be via Bluetooth, and that means it'll be nice and easy to do.

First off, head to your Settings on your iOS device, then go to Bluetooth. Make sure it's turned on here and then you'll need to pick up your controller.

On the controller itself, hold the Pair button for a few seconds and release and you should be able to see the controller appear on the list of devices your iOS device can see, and then they should be paired.

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