Backbone One iOS gaming controller with front towards the screen without a mobile phone attached

System Requirements

iPhone with iOS 15 or later.

Size & Weight

controller schematics
Height3.70 inches (93.9 mm)
Width (Contracted)6.94 inches (176.2 mm)
Width (Extended)10.14 inches (257.6 mm)
Depth1.28 inches (32.6 mm)
Weight4.87 ounces (138.0 g)


home button
Press to launch the Backbone app and respond to notifications.
capture button
Press to record gameplay. Hold while recording to bookmark. When not recording, hold to screenshot.
options button
Double-press to mute even while in a game.

Game Recording

Up to 1080p at 60fps with a 20mbps bitrate and last 15 seconds recording and bookmark support on devices running iOS 15.

General Specs

Lightning port
Lightning port for pass-through charging of your iPhone with a standard Lightning cable.
Headset jack
3.5mm headset jack for headsets with or without microphone.
No charging needed
Backbone One does not have a battery. Backbone One uses minimal power from your iPhone for long gameplay sessions.
Zero-latency controls
Ultra-low latency powered by Apple's latest Lightning technology. Full button layout with clickable thumbsticks and hall-effect sensor-based analog triggers.

In the Box

Backbone One
Quick Start Guide
Safety Sheet


NVIDIA GEFORCE NOW RecommendedMade for iPhoneDesigned for Xbox
iPhone Models
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro*
iPhone 13 Pro Max*
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 11
iPhone SE (1st Generation)
iPhone SE (2nd Generation)
iPhone SE (3rd Generation)
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus

*iOS devices with particularly large camera bumps utilize an optional adapter for a better fit. An adapter is included with each Backbone One purchased on and can be requested separately here.
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