Given the limitations of macOS related to games, we are often limited to some mmo’s and platformer games. Agree that playing such games using the keyboard and mouse is not as cool as we would like. Mac supports most controllers, including from the Xbox One console. In this article, I’ll show you how to connect an Xbox One gamepad to your Mac.

Read more: How to Connect Xbox One Controller to iPhone, Mac or iPad?

How to Reconnect Xbox One Controller?

Unlike the DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4, which connects seamlessly to the Mac via Bluetooth, the Xbox One gamepad will require some tinkering. But it is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance:

  • Connect the Xbox One Controller using microUSB to your Mac;
  • Download the Stable 360Controller project on the GitHub page;
How to Connect Xbox One Controller to Mac?
  • After downloading, install “Install360Controller.pkg” like any other program;
  • The program will offer to reboot, we agree;
  • After rebooting, open “System Preferences”;
  • A new section “Xbox 360 Controllers” will appear in the settings menu, open it;
  • Now when you connect the gamepad using microUSB to Mac, after which you will see it in the list.

How to Use Xbox One Controller on Mac?

After connecting, you can adjust the sensitivity of the sticks, assign keys, or invert the movement, if necessary. Using gamepad as usual with your Xbox One.


That’s all! It remains to launch the game that you would like to play using the gamepad.

It’s the best time to ask questions and give us your feedback in comments.


Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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