How To Use a Controller in ‘Zenless Zone Zero’ on iPhone, Android, and iPad

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HoYoverse’s urban fantasy action RPG Zenless Zone Zero (Free) finally launched last week on iOS, Android, PC, and PS5 worldwide. We featured it as our Game of the Week a few days ago as well. Zenless Zone Zero, unlike Honkai Star Rail and Genshin Impact, also supports controllers on Android in addition to iOS. Those two games only have controller support on iOS. Zenless Zone Zero controller support isn’t activated automatically for some reason, and this guide will cover how you can turn it on on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

How to use a controller in Zenless Zone Zero on Android, iPhone, and iPad?

When you launch the game, make sure you’ve paired your controller before hand, or have your Razer Kishi or Backbone One connected to your device. When that is done, use the touchscreen and tap the settings gear on the right of the title screen. Tap on the “Input" tab on the left and then set the “UI Layout" to controller from touch. Once you’ve done this, the game will work with your controller. You might need to do this everytime you launch the game on your device so keep it in mind.

What controllers does Zenless Zone Zero support on mobile?

I’ve tested it with multiple controllers I have including my Backbone One PlayStation Edition on iPhone 15 Pro, and they all work fine. It looks like any controller that worked in prior HoYoverse games will work here. It is worth noting that it seems to only have Xbox button prompts on iOS at least.

If you’d like to play Zenless Zone Zero, you can download it on the App Store for iOS here and on Google Play for Android here. Check out the links to the PS5 and PC versions here. Zenless Zone Zero supports cross-progression and cross-play across all platforms. Check out more about the game on the official website here. Have you played Zenless Zone Zero yet?

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