Backbone One for iPhone
All iPhones running the latest iOS software 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 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models. A full list of compatible devices can be found here.
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.
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, Google Stadia, and Nvidia GeForce Now there are thousands of high quality games available to play.
Check out the Platforms page to learn more.
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!
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!
More information on the Backbone app’s features can be found here.
The Backbone App is free to download and allows remapping of the Backbone One’s face buttons as well as access to firmware updates.
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.
Current prices by country can be found here.
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.
Yes, the Backbone One has clickable L3/R3 thumb-sticks.
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, Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, and Amazon Luna are all also supported by the Backbone One.
For a list of current compatible games, please check here. Note that this page is being constantly updated so it may not be 100% comprehensive.
So long as you have not previously subscribed or are currently subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Google Stadia Pro, or Backbone+ membership, you are eligible to redeem the offer within the Backbone app.
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.
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.