How to Connect Xbox One Controller to Gear VR

First, connect the Xbox One controller to your phone. Then, connect your phone to Gear VR, start up a compatible game, and press the Home button on your Xbox One controller .

If you’re a Samsung Gear VR owner, you might be wondering what controllers are compatible with it. The good news is, there are plenty of controllers that you can pair with your Gear VR. However, you need to pair it with your phone first.

One of the easiest and quickest methods to pair your phone with your Gear VR is by using the Xbox One controller. However, not all Xbox One controllers are compatible with Gear VR. You need to have the model 1708 controller, which comes with the Xbox One S.

Here’s how you can pair your Xbox One controller with your Samsung Gear VR:

1. Ensure that you have the correct Xbox One controller model, i.e., model 1708.

2. Insert two double-A batteries into the controller.

3. Turn on the controller by pressing the power button.

4. Hold down the bind button (the button with a few lines beside it) for three seconds until the ring flashes rapidly.

5. Turn on Bluetooth on your phone and search for available devices.

6. Look for “Xbox Wireless Controller” and select it.

7. Once the light stops flashing on the Xbox controller, it is paired with your phone.

Now, you can use your Xbox One controller to play games on your Samsung Gear VR. You can test it out by launching a game that requires a controller, such as the demo of “Dreadhalls.” Keep in mind that some games may require a specific controller layout, which should pop up on the screen.

While the Xbox One controller works flawlessly with Gear VR, some users have reported glitches when using the right thumbstick. However, you can still turn your head to look around, which is a lot smoother.


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