Best iPhone Bluetooth Controllers for iOS (2020)

We research the market for the best iPhone gaming controllers, which you can use on any iOS device (iPad or Apple TV). Our top pick for a Bluetooth iPhone control pad was the Steelseries Nimbus an excellent Xbox shaped iOS controller.

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Top Pick
DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 - Magma Red
Gamevice Controller – Gamepad Game Controller for 10.5-inch iPad Pro [Apple MFi Certified, iOS] - 1000+ Compatible Games (GV160)
EVO VR - Pro Level Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad for Android,Smartphones, Tablets and VR Headsets, USB Wired Gamepad for Gaming Controller, Black
SteelSeries Stratus Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller - Android, Windows, VR - 40+ Hour Battery Life - Supports Fortnite Mobile
MFi Certified Wireless Game Controller, PXN 6603 Bluetooth Gamepad, YF2009 Gaming Controller Joypad with Adjustable Clamp Holder Compatible with IOS iPhone/iPad/iPod/Apple TV (Black)
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Steelseries Nimbus
Game Vice Gamepad
EVO VR Gamepad Pro Flip Bluetooth Controller
Steelseries Stratus Bluetooth Gaming Control
PXN 6603 Bluetooth Gamepad
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Type
Wireless Bluetooth
Wired
Wireless Bluetooth
Wireless Bluetooth
Wireless Bluetooth (with phone clamp)
Top Pick
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DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 - Magma Red
Title
Steelseries Nimbus
Prime
Type
Wireless Bluetooth
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Gamevice Controller – Gamepad Game Controller for 10.5-inch iPad Pro [Apple MFi Certified, iOS] - 1000+ Compatible Games (GV160)
Title
Game Vice Gamepad
Prime
Type
Wired
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EVO VR - Pro Level Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad for Android,Smartphones, Tablets and VR Headsets, USB Wired Gamepad for Gaming Controller, Black
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EVO VR Gamepad Pro Flip Bluetooth Controller
Prime
Type
Wireless Bluetooth
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SteelSeries Stratus Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller - Android, Windows, VR - 40+ Hour Battery Life - Supports Fortnite Mobile
Title
Steelseries Stratus Bluetooth Gaming Control
Prime
Type
Wireless Bluetooth
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MFi Certified Wireless Game Controller, PXN 6603 Bluetooth Gamepad, YF2009 Gaming Controller Joypad with Adjustable Clamp Holder Compatible with IOS iPhone/iPad/iPod/Apple TV (Black)
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PXN 6603 Bluetooth Gamepad
Prime
Type
Wireless Bluetooth (with phone clamp)

Best iOS Bluetooth ControlPad

Our pick for a iOS ControlPad, this controller is especially suited to gamers who like the Xbox controller form factor.

Pros:
  • Good compatibility
  • Bluetooth Controlpad
Cons:
  • No phone stand

The Steelseries Nimbus is compatible with many devices including the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac. The connection is made through the lightning cable or a wireless Bluetooth. If you plan on mounting your phone on the controller you will need an after market stand.

Related, see our best gaming phones of 2019 for mobile gaming.

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Best iPad Controller

The Game Vice controller is another great option to consider, well made and built for specifically for iPad.

Pros:
  • Portable
  • Made for iPad
Cons:
  • Expensive

The Game Vice controller is another great option to consider as it is handheld and can be carried anywhere while playing. This is a portable game controller and can be folded when it is not in use. This game controller is designed for iPhone as your phone just fits into the controller while operating the controller. If you are planning to purchase a game controller for your iPad or iPhone, then you can definitely check out this game controller especially for iPad. This game controller is available in all Apple stores and is definitely suitable for all models of iPhone and iPad. You can also test and try this game controller at any Apple Store. If you need a handheld game controller for your iPad, you can definitely choose this one as it would suit perfectly for your iPad.

Related: If you are a PC gamer, you should check out our review of the best PC gaming controllers for 2019, and our review of the best PC games to play with a control pad.

Best Budget

The EVO VR Gamepad Pro Flip Bluetooth Controller is a Xbox style budget mobile Gamepad with a flip up phone stand.

Pros:
  • Flip up phone stand
  • Cheap
  • Works on Android
Cons:
  • Poor compatibility

The EVO VR Gamepad Pro Flip Bluetooth Controller is a Xbox style budget mobile Gamepad with a flip up phone stand. It is designed as a modern game controller with all the latest technologies. This  controller can be used for both Android and apple devices.

Best SteelSeries

Steelseries Stratus Bluetooth Gaming Control: A small well made Bluetooth controller that fits in your pocket.

Pros:
  • Well made
  • Fits in your pocket
Cons:
  • No phone stand

Best Xbox Clone

The PXN 6603 boasts of a lithium rechargeable battery offering 10 hours of play time and a phone holder, an excellent choice for Xbox controller fans.

Pros:
  • Phone stand
  • Battery life
  • Xbox shape
Cons:
  • Compatibility
  • Shiney plastc not for everyone

Types of Game Controllers

Given below are two basic types of game controllers. All the brands of game controllers fall under any one of the two categories. Both the categories do function well and provide a user friendly experience.

  • The first category of game controllers consists of an inbuilt phone stand in order to place your phone on the stand while playing a game. This feature makes it handheld, easy and comfortable to use. This category of controllers can be connected only to certain IOS devices and the connection is done through a lightning conductor. This conductor can use the power of your device in order to supply power products to charge the gaming controller.
  • The second category are Bluetooth controllers, this category of game controllers can be connected to various devices such as IOS, MAC and Apple.

It is important to select a perfect game controller, which would support your device and is comfortable and easy to use. You can also compare the prizes of each model.
Given below are some of the top best game controllers for iPhone / iPad / Apple TV. All the features and functionalities are listed below. If you are planning to purchase a game controller for any of the above mentioned devices, you can consider any one of them

Conclusion

All the above mentioned types of game controllers can work well with iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. There are some game controllers which do not support a particular version of the device because the game controller would have been developed with new technologies and the particular version of the device would have been outdated. It is necessary to analyze all such things and then pick a product for yourself. If you choose the right one, it would provide the best gaming experience ever.

Editor & reviewer of gear from iOS control pad’s to high-end PC gaming hardware. He’s been gaming since the 1980s and mostly plays CS GO & Overwatch.