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How to connect the Xbox Series X or S controller to an Android mobile

If you have an Xbox Series X or S, you can connect your controller to play your favorite games on your Android mobile or tablet. So you can do it.

Having an Xbox Series X or Series S at home also means having your controllers. Did you know that these they are not only used to play on the console from Microsoft?

As we are going to explain in this article, you can connect the Xbox Series X or S controller to an Android mobile or tablet to play your favorite games there. This is an especially useful trick if you don't like the touch controls on your mobile or if you don't yet have a Bluetooth remote to use.

Connecting the Xbox Series X or S controller to your mobile is a simple process that you can do in less than a minute and that will be very useful, since the Xbox controller is one of the best you can find on the market thanks to its design and construction materials.

After seeing how to connect the PS5 DualSense controller to the mobile or how to connect the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller controller, we focus on Xbox Series X and Series S to explain step by step how to connect your remote to your phone.

Microsoft Game Streaming

Microsoft Game Streaming, Xbox's cloud gaming service.

Activate the Bluetooth of your Android mobile

The connection between both devices is through Bluetooth, therefore, the first thing you should do is activate this function on your mobile. To do this, enter Settings> Other networks and connections and click on the section "Bluetooth".

To activate this wireless technology, slide the button to the right until it appears blue. And that's it, you will have already activated Bluetooth on your mobile.

Depending on the brand of your terminal, section names may vary, but the function you need will surely be called Bluetooth.

Activate mobile bluetooth

To connect the Xbox Series X or S controller, you must first activate the bluetooth of the mobile.

Enable Xbox Series X or S controller syncing

Grab the Xbox Series X or S controller to go through the second step of the process. Press and hold the sync button on the controller, located in the upper left.

Thus, the remote will be visible as a device available for connection on your Android mobile, which is where you must carry out the third and final step.

Xbox controller sync button

Press and hold the button to activate pairing mode.

Select the remote from the list of devices available on your mobile

Once activated the synchronization mode of the remote by pressing on the rear button, return to the Bluetooth section on your mobile. Click on "Pair new device" and let it scan the devices available for pairing for a few seconds.

In this way you will see the option "Xbox Wireless Controller", which is the Xbox controller you want to connect. Click on "Xbox Wireless Controller" to finally connect the controller. You will know that the connection has been made successfully when the Xbox logo button remains with the light on.

Xbox controller connected to mobile

After connection, the remote will appear as a paired device.

"Xbox Wireless Controller" will already appear in the list of connected devices, so you only have to run your favorite games on your mobile and enjoy the comfort that the controller offers you when playing.

The next time you want to connect the Xbox Series X or S controller to your mobile, you will only have to enter Bluetooth and click on their name within linked devices for the connection to be made. Easy and fast, this is the process with which to connect the Xbox controller to the mobile to play the best games for Android with it.