The best part about smartphones today is that you can spend hours enjoying some high-quality games right within the palms of your hands. While short term gaming is healthy, long term gaming sessions can be tiresome, especially if you are interacting with the smartphone directly. Games that come under the racing, sports, or shooter genres require us to interact with multiple zones on the smartphone display. This can be very difficult especially if you have to act in realtime.

In such cases, the best solution is to play games on your smartphone using a game controller. There are many controllers available in the market that can easily pair with your Android smartphone and get a more engaging gameplay experience. However, you don’t need to spend a single penny if you own n Xbox One console. The controller on the Xbox One console is one of the best wireless controllers in the market, and if you are an Android smartphone user, you can connect the Xbox One controller to your smartphone and start playing your games.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to connect an Xbox One controller to an Android smartphone.

Let’s set things up on your controller first.

Step 1. Press the ‘Xbox‘ button on the controller to turn it on.

Step 2. Press and hold the ‘Sync‘ button found on the top left side f the controller till the Xbox logo starts blinking.

Now, lets head to the Android smartphone.

Step 1. Swipe down from the top right-hand side of your Android smartphone to open the notification shade.

Step 2. Long press the ‘Bluetooth‘ button to enter the Bluetooth settings.

 

How to pair an Xbox One controller to your Android phone

 

Step 3. Tap on the ‘Pair New device‘ option.

 

How to pair an Xbox One controller to your Android phone

 

Step 4. Locate the Xbox Controller and tap on the name to pair with it.

 

How to pair an Xbox One controller to your Android phone

 

You will know that the pairing has been successful if the Xbox logo on the controller stops blinking. Once you have aired the Xbox One controller to your Android smartphone, you can now start playing your favorite games using the controller.