How to play Free Fire with a controller on Android and iOS

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Currently Free Fire and other games of the genre have a huge number of players all over the world, if you are interested in knowing how play Free Fire with a controller connected to your Android or iPhone mobile phone, here we will tell you some ways to do it.

How to play Free Fire with the controller on Android

If you wonder if it is absolutely necessary to download an app or some program that maps buttons, the answer is no. There are other ways to connect a controller or gamepad to our mobile devices.



For this, it is strictly necessary that the controller or gamepad you will use has a bluetooth connection, moreover, you must take into account that applications such as Free Fire, PUBG Mobile, etc. Currently they are not 100% compatible with this class of controls.

Although the development companies of these games have not commented on the use of these games, errors may occur or simply that the controller you intend to use may not be compatible and therefore not work.

Bluetooth connection

  • You must have the updated controller. This can be achieved via the Internet, an example is the Ipega 9062s remote control, which is updated on the web.
  • We turn on the bluetooth of the remote control by pressing R1 + Home. (2 lights turn on and flash continuously)
  • We connect the remote control to our mobile device via bluetooth. (we need to turn on the bluetooth of our mobile device)
  • After these steps we can enter the game directly. (no need to launch other apps for the controller to work)


If the game starts having image errors or running slowly, we recommend that you restart the control, without having to quit the game in progress, just turn off and on the controller or Gamepad and that's it.


With USB-OTG connector

With this extension, using the remote control on your Android device is a simple task. First we'll connect the remote's native cable to its input, then we will use the USB-OTG extension to connect this cable to our phone.

Once connected, we will have to turn on our control and leave the button pressed for a few seconds; We verify that it works on the screen of our mobile and it will be so. Some phones may ask for permission or give a notice.

How to play Free Fire with the controller on iPhone

Like the connection in Android, we can connect the remote control to our iOS device via Bluetooth. We must keep in mind that some controls are not fully compatible with this game, so the possibility varies, however the general procedure is the same.

To activate the Bluetooth of our remote control, we hold pressed the start button for a few seconds ; We will go into the Bluetooth connections of our phone and verify that the control is visible. Once identified, we simply plug it in as we would any other device and finally we can play with our controller.

What Android games can be played with the PS4 controller?

Among some of the games available to play with PS4 control we have:


  •         Call of Duty: Mobile
  •         Only one
  •         SOCKET
  •         not killed
  •         Modern Combat 5: Blackout
  •         Pursuit on the horizon
  •         Oddmar

Octopus, the application that will help us play Free Fire with a controller connected to a mobile phone

  1. We will locate our Play Store to download the "Octopus" application.
  2. For everything to work properly, our controller or Gamepad must have the ability to connect devices via Bluetooth connection.
  3. We connect the Gamepad to our mobile device.
  4. We enter the Octopus app and from here we enter the Free Fire.
  5. Let's start configuring and mapping our controller or Gamepad as we see fit.

By following these simple steps we can improve our gaming experience a little bit, it might get awkward if yours are console games, if so we recommend playing Free Fire from a PC with Android emulators, and to connect your controller via Bluetooth without intermediate apps.



Will I be banned from the game for using the controller?

Currently there have been no players who have reported being banned from the game for the use of controllers or Gamepads, however, this does not mean that there is no possibility that this will be banned later, and if by chance your account has been suspended, you can recover.

Although the development companies have not made any kind of statement prohibiting the use of these controls or Gamepads, the possibility is not excluded that they will do so in the future in order to avoid huge advantages  among the players.

If you want to improve your gaming experience using these devices this is perfect, although it doesn't hurt to try it from a secondary account and be so 100% sure that there will be no ban.

What is Ipega?

It is a wireless multimedia game controller for IOS / Android devices, specially designed to enhance the gaming experience of mobile applications such as Free Fire, PUBG Mobile, among others.


These devices are available with compatibility with Android 6.0 or later, IOS11.0 or later system. Ipega controllers or Gamepads manage connectivity with mobile devices via Bluetooth.

There is currently a large variety of controllers or gamepads available in the market for the needs of each player, we hope that this information has been of total use to you and we hope that it will reach more people, who you know need it and want to enter the world of the best shooting games.

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