Today I learned that I could use my Xbox controller with my iPhone.
Why would I want to do this, you ask?
Because Minecraft, that’s why.
See, my son is obsessed with Minecraft. I’ve always been a fan (I used to work on the game after all) but having him be so so soooooo into it makes it a thousand times more fun for me to play as well.
However, since you can’t play Minecraft split screen on the Xbox, and I haven’t figured out how to play the Windows/Bedrock version on my M1 Macbook yet, I have only been able to play with him via my phone, and playing using the touch controls on a tiny screen is…not great.
Turns out all I needed to do is put the controller into pairing mode and connect it via Bluetooth (works with new-ish controllers/iPhones/iPads). It just works.
This is a game changer!