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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 24, 2013
I was unable to get my 8bitdo SN30 controller paired with my iPad on iPadOS Beta 4. (didn't show up in the pairing list)

Please post results of bluetooth controllers that work! (Other than Xbox / PS4 which are marked as officially supported)


macrumors newbie
Nov 2, 2019
I Think you didn't do it correct. It will not show up under regular bluetooth. You go to Settings > Accessibility > Switch Control > Switches > Bluetooth Services.
There you wait and push Start +A on your 8bitdo.
Works on SF30 Pro and Nes 30pro and maybe a lot other 8bitdo gamepads.

Hope that works for you


macrumors 68040
Aug 15, 2010
Southern California
This actually DOES work with iOS 13 without going through accessibility settings.

Hold Start A to enter pairing mode as if it was for a Mac OS device, then go to Bluetooth settings on your iOS device and select Dual Shock controller. I've tried this with a handful of Apple Arcade games on my iPad and it works perfectly!
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