Get the best setup with your controller and Galaxy phone

Galaxy S22 Ultra with an Xbox controller attached

Mobile gaming is the norm these days, so why not level up your experience with a new controller and accessories for your Galaxy phone? The Moga XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller offers streamlined gaming capabilities when paired with your phone. You can also use an Xbox Bluetooth controller, a Playstation Bluetooth controller, or a generic Bluetooth controller when gaming on your phone. 

Note: Your Xbox console and the Moga XP5-X Plus controller are both compatible with the new Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming service. 

Connect the Moga XP5-X Plus controller

The first thing you’ll need to do before jumping into a game is connect your Moga XP5-S Plus controller to your phone. This can be done via Bluetooth or a USB cable. You can use a standard USB, micro-USB, or USB-C.

Connect using Bluetooth

  1. Swipe down from the top of your phone’s screen to open the Quick settings panel, and then tap the Bluetooth icon to turn it on.

  2. Turn on your controller by pressing the Xbox button. The LED will illuminate when it’s on.

  3. Then, press and hold the Bluetooth button (located on the back of the controller) for two seconds. The LED will flash during syncing.

  4. Wait for the controller to appear in the Available devices list on your phone. Then, select it and tap Done.

  5. If your controller doesn’t appear in the list, tap Scan on your phone to search for it.

    Note: A previously paired device will automatically connect to the controller when it’s powered on.

  6. The LED will turn solid when your controller is connected. 

  7. Connect using a USB cable

    1. Connect the USB cable to your controller, and then connect the other end to your phone.

    2. Adjust the switch on the center of your controller to use wired mode.

    3. If the initial wired connection is unsuccessful, you can switch modes by pressing and holding the Start and Select buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.

    4. The LED will flash three times when the change is successful. Repeat the process to switch back.

    5. You can also find additional information about your new Moga XP5-X Plus Bluetooth controller, like how to attach the clip and other features and compatibility.

Connect an Xbox Bluetooth controller

A standard Xbox Bluetooth controller can be connected to your phone as well! Just start by turning on your controller and syncing it to your phone.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your phone’s screen to open the Quick settings panel, and then tap the Bluetooth icon to turn it on.

  2. Turn on your controller by pressing the Xbox button in the center.

  3. Press and hold the Bind button (located on the top of the controller) for 3 seconds and then release it.

    Xbox bluetooth controller's bind button
  4. The controller should appear on your phone's Bluetooth settings page. If it doesn't, tap Scan.

  5. When it appears, select your controller from the list of available devices.

Connect a PlayStation controller

If you prefer using a PlayStation controller, you can connect your PS4 or PS5 Bluetooth controller to your phone.

  1. Swipe down from the top of your phone’s screen to open the Quick settings panel, and then tap the Bluetooth icon to turn it on.

  2. To place the controller in Pairing Mode, press and hold the Share button (or the Create button on the PS5 controller) and the PS button simultaneously for a couple seconds.

    PS5 controller's create button
  3. When the controller starts to flash, release the buttons.

  4. The controller should appear on your phone's Bluetooth settings page. If it doesn't, tap Scan.

  5. When it appears, select your controller from the list of available devices. The controller will flash as it pairs to your phone.

Connect a generic Bluetooth controller

If you’d like to use a generic Bluetooth controller, that’s fine too. There are many other Bluetooth controllers on the market that can pair with Galaxy phones. However, the steps for each controller will vary. Check your controller's user manual for instructions on pairing it to your phone. Enabling Bluetooth on your phone will be the same no matter what controller you are using.

Trouble connecting your controller?

If you’re having issues connecting a Bluetooth controller to your phone, you can review our troubleshooting guide for some helpful steps.

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