How to Connect Xbox 360 Controller to Android Bluetooth?

How to Connect Xbox 360 Controller to Android Bluetooth? – Quick Tips For Beginners

So, you love playing games on Xbox 360 like me. And want to play the games on your phone, right?

Well. This is an exciting experience to play games on your smartphone screen. Using the Xbox 360 controller, you can play games on your mobile phone.

But do you know how to connect Xbox 360 controller to Android Bluetooth?

Yes, this is now a million-dollar question for beginners. First of all, you lack an idea about the entire matter. Secondly, you are inexperienced in playing Xbox 360 games on your smartphone.

However, not to worry. This post will watch your back. Here, you will get a comprehensive idea about this topic. Follow the steps below and enjoy the gaming experience.

How to Connect Xbox 360 Controller to Android Bluetooth?

You are at the core of this topic. The entire fact is separated into three steps. Each of the sections deals with particular issues. Check them below.

Step 1

To connect the Xbox 360 controller to your smartphone, you will need the following items.

– Xbox 360 controller (wired)

– Xbox 360 controller (wireless)

– OTG cable

– Smartphone

Step 2

If you have all the elements, you can move to the second step.

I am explaining the second phase of this task. And this is for the wired controller. It is an easy process. You need to connect the UTG cable to your phone and the other part of the cable with the controller. In this process, your Xbox 360 controller gets connected to the smartphone.

Check if the controller turns on. If it turns on, you are able to play games on your smartphone screen. This is really cool!

Step 3

This step is for the Xbox 360 wireless controller.

Items you need

– OTG cable

– Wireless receiver

– Xbox 360 controller

Remember, this is not a wired connection. So, you need to get connected using the wireless receiver.

The Process

First of all, you need to connect the UTG cable to your phone. Connect the other part with the wireless receiver.

Then, switch on the Xbox 360 wireless controller. Check the lights on the body. If they are blinking, it points out that your controller is connected to the receiver. Now, you can use the controller for playing games.

So, you are done with the process.

A Bonus Tip For The Beginners

You know, you are playing games on smartphones. Using the Xbox 360 controller is a fantastic option. And allows you to enjoy the games thoroughly.

But not all the Xbox 360 games are compatible with the smartphone.

It depends on your smartphone configuration. Not all phones have a high configuration. Also, it is about the compatibility of the games. When you want to play any specific game, you may not be able to run that.


The key fact is compatibility. A smartphone is never equal to the Xbox 360 console. There are several limitations. So, the smartphone may run only a few of the exciting games. But not to worry. The games are highly enjoyable. You will have the same feeling when you run them on your smartphone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add my iPhone 8 to Xbox 360 wireless controller?

Sure, you can connect your iPhone to any Xbox 360 wireless controller. For setting up the connection, you have to pair the phone with the wireless controller of the Xbox 360.

To do that, open the Bluetooth option on your phone. Now, scan from your phone for a new device. The Xbox 360 controller will appear in the search. You can also find it on the Other Devices option.

Tap on the controller; your phone will be connected to the controller in a second.

How to disconnect iPhone from Xbox 360 wireless controller?

Well. This is the other question that most people ask. In fact, this is a simple process too.

Once you are done playing, you need to disconnect the phone. It will save batteries for both devices [the iPhone and the wireless controller].

The best process is to switch off the Xbox 360 controller. Hold down the power button of the controller. The device will be switched off. Accordingly, the wireless connection between the devices will be disconnected.

Also, you can disconnect the Bluetooth option from your iPhone. You will find the Bluetooth option in the Settings of your phone. Enter into Settings option. Then, tap on Bluetooth and tap to close it. The connection will be disconnected.

What are the compatible games of Xbox 360 to play on my Samsung smartphone?

You can get a notable number of games on your smartphone using the Xbox 360 controller. Some of the prominent games are

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Double Dragon Neon
  • Fable II
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Gears of War 2
  • Gears of War 3
  • Gears of War: Judgment
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Kameo
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Viva Piñata

Is playing Xbox 360 games on a smartphone comfortable? 

To some extent, it is comfortable. But hardcore gamers may not feel comfortable. First of all, you are habituated to playing on a large screen. You connect your Xbox 360 console to your television or any other large screen. And it gives comfort to your eyes and senses.

But playing on a small screen may not render the same feel. Being a relatively minor screen, it may affect your natural gaming skills. Also, you may need a sharper sense and look to focus on the games.

Last Words

So, now you know how to connect Xbox 360 controller to Android Bluetooth. In fact, this is a wonderful way to explore gaming. You can use your smartphone screen as an alternative to a large screen. Though you may not feel the actual taste, it will render a lovely experience.

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Happy gaming!

Ahnaf Nihin is a senior content writer at Gametechia. He's having 10 years of experience in Technology and troubleshooting topics. Coming from a background in engineering, you will often see his writing stuff related to How To's, Android, and iOS.