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This is an article on Controller Support for Genshin Impact. Check here for how to set up Bluetooth and USB Controllers for Genshin Impact on PC and Mobile, and info on what controllers are supported.

Can Controllers be Used in Genshin Impact?

Native PS4 and Xbox Controller Support Available for PC


PS4 and Xbox Controllers can be used natively in the PC version of Genshin Impact. This lets you play this adventure as smoothly as possible while keeping important controls within easy reach.

iOS Controller Support

As of update 1.3 the following controllers are supported on iOS:

Supported Controllers - iOS
Xbox Wireless Controller (Bluetooth Version)
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
Other Bluetooth Wireless Controllers designed for iOS.

Android Controller Support?

Currently Mihoyo has not releasead any information on if the same controllers will be supported on Android.

How to Set Up Controllers in Genshin Impact

Via USB Cable

Your controller needs to be plugged into your PC's USB port for it to be recognized. Here's how to set up the controller

  • Plug the controller's USB cable into your PC or laptop's USB port.
  • Launch Genshin Impact and open the Settings page by pressing the Esc key.
  • Go to Controls, click the drop down menu on Control Type and select Controller.

Via Bluetooth Connection

PS4 Bluetooth Windows

If you are using Windows 10, open the Start Menu and go to Bluetooth and Other Devices Settings, then switch on your Bluetooth connection.

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Click Add Bluetooth or other Device, select Bluetooth and then click Wireless Controller. Make sure that your wireless controller is turned on and discoverable.

When you launch Genshin Impact, go to Controls, click the drop down menu on Control Type and select Controller.

iOS Controller Set Up

Once your controller is connected either via USB or Bluetooth, simply open the Settings Menu, go to Controls, click the drop down menu on Control Type and select Controller.

Benefits of using Controllers in Genshin Impact's PC version

Controllers have the advantage of keeping important keys close to your fingers, letting you execute actions faster. You also have better control with moving, thanks to the analog sticks.

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18 Anonymousabout 2 months

am using a switch controller on pc, i have everything plugged in and connected, i also already have controller selected as my form onf input, but it isnt responding and when pushing buttons, it isn't doing anything.

17 Anonymous2 months

I connected my wireless Xbox controller to my iPhone. I have the latest version of genshin downloaded but when I open the controls settings my controller doesn’t show up. I only get the touchscreen option. Anyone know how to fix this?

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