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Call of Duty Mobile was an overnight sensation when it officially released last year, but not without some controversy. Certain features that players enjoyed during the beta period were removed before the game launched worldwide. The most controversial removal was Call of Duty Mobile controller support for both iOS and Android versions of the game.

Fortunately, Activision heard player complaints and added the feature back in an update a few months after release. However, official support is limited to just a few controllers, and like in PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, using a controller will match you will other players using controllers to keep things fair.

So which controllers does Call of Duty Mobile support and how do you connect them? Here’s everything you need to know!

Does Call of Duty Mobile have full controller support?

Call of Duty Mobile controller settings

As of November 2019, Call of Duty Mobile has limited controller support on iOS and Android. Currently only two controllers are officially supported, and they only work in-game. Navigating menus and loadout screens still has to be done with touch controls.

Sensitivity for each game type (Multiplayer, Battle Royale, and Zombie) can be customized individually in settings, but button mappings cannot be adjusted for now. Developers have also committed to further optimizing Call of Duty Mobile controller support in the future.

If you’re looking for fully customizable controls, you’ll have to play the game on an emulator like Bluestacks or the official Call of Duty Mobile emulator.

What controllers work with Call of Duty Mobile?

Person Holding Sony Ps4 Controller

The only officially supported Call of Duty Mobile controllers are Dualshock 4 PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers. This is hugely convenient for players who already have these consoles, but if you don’t you can grab them at the links below.

PlayStation 4 controller
The standard PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller works with any PS4 console, as well as Windows, Android, and iOS.
Xbox One controller
The Xbox One Wireless controller is an updated version that also works as a standard bluetooth controller. It's compatible with Xbox, PC, Android, and iOS.

Other bluetooth controllers might also work with COD Mobile, although they aren’t officially supported. You may, however, run into issues with functionality.

How to play Call of Duty Mobile with a controller

Call of Duty Mobile connect controller

To play COD Mobile with a PS4 or Xbox One controller, simply connect them via bluetooth to your Android or iOS device. The process just takes a few seconds, regardless of whether you’re connecting to a phone or tablet.

How to play Call of Duty Mobile with a controller on Android

  1. Pull down the notification shade and long press the Bluetooth icon.
  2. Tap Pair new device (or similar, depending on device).
  3. Hold down both the PS and Share button until the controller starts to flash OR hold the connect button on the Xbox One controller.
  4. Select the controller from the list and pair it.
  5. The controller will automatically be detected in game.

How to play Call of Duty Mobile with a controller on iOS (iPhone or iPad)

  1. Open Settings, then tap Bluetooth Settings.
  2. Hold down both the PS and Share button until the controller starts to flash OR hold the connect button on the Xbox One controller.
  3. Select the controller under Other Devices and pair it.
  4. The controller will automatically be detected in game.

Note that your iPhone or iPad needs to be running iOS 13 in order for the controllers to connect.


That’s all there is to know about Call of Duty Mobile controller support on Android and iOS! We’ll update this article if more controllers are officially supported in the future.

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