How to use an 8Bitdo controller with your IOS device (GBA4ios) - FINALLY WORKING

Discussion in 'GBA - Emulation' started by Ganglebot, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Ganglebot

    Ganglebot Newbie

    Jul 9, 2019
    Hey guys,

    I just got my regular SN30 bluetooth controller from 8bitdo working on my iPhone. Its been working great.

    I don't know how many of you are using GBA4IOS but if you are, and have a non-MFI controller (Apple's BS proprietary wireless protocol) you can now use that control with your IOS device. Fuck yeah!

    1. Make sure you are using IOS 13. As far as I can tell, this fixes whatever issue there was.

    2. Start your controller in Bluetooth Keyboard mode (Start + B for me). Check your controller manual for bluetooth keyboard mode.

    3. On your IOS device, go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Switch Control -> Switches -> Bluetooth devices

    4. On the controller, hold select until the light starts rapidly flashing

    5. On your IOS device, the controller should show up as "wireless controller" or "8bitdo something" - connect to it

    6. It should pair, and will not be added under your regular bluetooth devices in your regular bluetooth menu (you don't have to do this every time)

    Its awesome! Now you can play games like Metal Slug with proper responsive controls and not the crappy touch screen. It works with app store games too.

    Let me know if it works for you.

    Cheers guys!
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