A mind-blowing new gaming experience! Compatible with PlayStation® Xbox, and Steam Works with all iPhones*
Just snap your iPhone into the Backbone One controller, launch the Backbone App, and start playing your favorite mobile, console, or PC games from anywhere, in seconds.
Inspired by the look and feel of the PS DualSense™ wireless controller, the Backbone One gives users tactile controls to enhance their gaming experience on iPhone®. Pair with the PS Remote Play App and you can play your PlayStation® games anywhere* with ease. Simply plug your iPhone® into the Backbone One and start playing.
Collapsible and compact design
Play any game that supports controllers
Capture game clips and screenshots
3.5mm headphone jack
SIZE & WEIGHT
Height: 93.9 mm (3.70 inches)
Width (Contracted): 176.2 mm (6.94 inches)
Width (Extended): 257.6 mm (10.14 inches)
Depth: 32.6 mm (1.28 inches)
Weight: 138.0 g (4.87 ounces)
Lightning port Lightning port for pass-through charging of your phone with standard Lightning cable.
Headset jack 3.5mm headset jack for headsets with or without microphone.
No charging Backbone One does not have a battery.Backbone One uses minimal power from your phone for long gameplay sessions.
What's in the box?
Backbone One for iPhone - PlayStation® Edition
Adapter for 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, 14 Pro Max, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
Quick Start Guide
Please Note: Phone is not included
What's the difference between the Standard and PlayStation Edition?
Aside from its black color, the Standard comes with a 1-month trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and ABXY face buttons. The PlayStation Edition comes in PS5 white with PlayStation glyphs to match. The PlayStation Edition does not include the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate trial.
Is my iPhone supported?
All iPhones running iOS 15 or newer versions are supported. Due to the larger camera bump, a complimentary adapter is included with every purchase of a Backbone One for a snugger fit with iPhone 14 series, 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max models. A full list of compatible devices can be found on the Backbone website.
Will this work with my phone case?
In most cases, no. The Backbone One is a form-fitting controller for your iPhone and to be a precision input device, it has to firmly hold on to your iPhone. As a result, you will need to remove other iPhone attachments (especially the protective cases that change the dimensions of your phone significantly).
We designed the Backbone One to avoid compromising on gameplay at all costs. We’re so confident in the improved experience of playing mobile games that Backbone One delivers, that we think players will be happy to remove their cases to enjoy Backbone’s benefits.
Do I need to own an Xbox, Playstation, or PC to use the Backbone One?
Nope! A console or computer is only required to take advantage of remote play apps offered by Xbox, Playstation, and Steam.
Backbone One unlocks a world of possibilities for all types of gameplay experiences. Between the Apple App Store, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cloud streaming, and Nvidia GeForce Now there are thousands of high quality games available to play.
Can I use the Backbone One as a controller for my iPad, Mac, or PC?
Yes, you can use the Play On Any Screen feature from within the Backbone app to use your Backbone One with any supported iPad, Mac, or PC. No need to carry around another controller!
Is the Backbone app required to use the Backbone One?
The Backbone app is not required for use of the Backbone One as a controller. However, the Backbone app offers a rich, community-driven experience that we’re sure you’ll love!
How much does the Backbone App cost?
The Backbone App is free to download and allows you to manage your controller with lifetime free firmware updates, joystick calibration, and button re-mapping.
Additional in-app features are unlocked with a Backbone+ membership. A free trial of Backbone+ is included with every purchase of a Backbone One from an authorized retailer.
After that, a Backbone+ membership subscription will renew annually at the then current price which varies by region. Cancel anytime.
Does the Backbone One need to be charged?
No, the Backbone One does not have a battery. The Backbone One draws minimal amounts of power from the iPhone to function. Its power consumption is imperceptibly low.
That being said, games running on your phone can consume considerable amounts of power due to things like graphics, networking, and audio. Therefore, recognizing that battery life is critical to gaming on mobile devices, we’ve designed a pass-through Lightning port on the Backbone One to allow for charging your phone while playing.
Are the thumbsticks clickable?
Yes, the Backbone One has clickable L3/R3 thumb-sticks.
What games are supported?
The Backbone One offers high-quality gameplay for all your favorite games that support controllers. This includes the most popular titles like Call of Duty®: Mobile, Minecraft, Genshin Impact, and most Apple Arcade games.
In addition, the Backbone One is also compatible with remote play apps offered by Xbox, Playstation, and Steam allowing games on your console and PC to be played remotely from your phone.
Popular cloud streaming services like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Amazon Luna are all also supported by the Backbone One.
For a list of current compatible games, Please visit the Backbone website. Note that this page is being constantly updated so it may not be 100% comprehensive.
Am I eligible for the bundled offers?
So long as you have not previously subscribed or are currently subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Backbone+ membership, you are eligible to redeem the offer within the Backbone app.
Is there a warranty?
Your Backbone One can be returned for free within 30 days of purchase, no questions asked. We guarantee the Backbone One against defect and damage from reasonable usage for a full year after purchase and will provide a replacement or a refund.
Can the Backbone One work with Bluetooth?
Yes, you can use your Apple device’s Bluetooth capability while it’s snapped into Backbone One. In fact, playing on Backbone One while using AirPods makes for a highly enjoyable and portable gaming experience.
The Backbone One itself must be connected via lightning connector or port to be used as a controller.