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Backbone makes your iPhone a serious gaming device.

■ Play your favorite controller-supported games

Press the Backbone Button to bring up the app and launch into your favorite games that support controllers from one place

■ Create, edit, and share epic gaming clips

Backbone One has a built-in Capture button that allows you to easily record or screenshot gameplay and share directly to social platforms like Instagram Stories and iMessage, all directly from your mobile device.

■ Never miss a moment

Hold the Capture button to bookmark a moment when recording. Forgot to bookmark? Once a video is captured, Backbone’s app helps you identify your most action-packed moments automatically, allowing you to show off your best moments and highlights with ease.

■ Party with your friends

With Backbone’s Rich Presence feature, you can get push notifications when your friends start playing games on Backbone, making it easy to join the action in real-time. Once you see a friend online, you can link up for voice chat inside the app and move from game to game, seamlessly.

To learn more, download the app or visit https://playbackbone.com/

Any feedback? Contact us at support@playbackbone.com or tweet us @backbone

What’s New

Version 1.1.11

Bug fixes, enhancements, and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
286 Ratings

286 Ratings


10/5 Stars!!

Finally the controller that I’ve been waiting for on iphone and then some! Not only is the controller amazing but you get a whole online gaming ui with this app. My phone can now literally be a Switch Pro Lite whenever I want it to be! I’ve owned almost all of the handheld gaming consoles that have come out and this beats them all. The controller feels better than Joycons and I think has better quality buttons and thumbsticks (we’ll see with more use) The trigger buttons are for sure better. Now all I need is Xcloud on ios. Thank you Backbone for this amazing device and app. Also I loved the box the Backbone came in. It’s sleek and funny and I will definitely have to keep it. Can’t wait to see what this company does next.

Mr. TadWick ,

Is This Real Life?

Absolutely PHENOMENAL! Controller feels very high quality in the hand, button are clicky and responsive. I usually hate using any app for a Bluetooth device, but the Backbone app is extremely well executed! Has a Nintendo like feel to it. There is a bit of an adjustment coming from an Xbox controller (for me anyway). Had to make some major adjustments to sensitivity, and my aiming is still sometimes all over the place in CODm. But that’s just a learning curve for me, no fault of the amazing Backbone controller. If you’re even considering this, get on the wait list NOW, and buy is as soon as you can! You won’t regret it!

msantiago1256 ,

Extremely cool purchase

This is already one of my favorite iPhone accessory purchases of all time. The app is what seals the deal. The only thing that keeps me from giving this a 5 star rating is some of the missing features that probably should’ve shipped with the product. Such as a better way to view all games pulled into the app for launching. Right now I have to scroll across a surprisingly long list on a single horizontal row. A simple “expand list” button or function would allow me to see more at once and choose my next game. Even a menu option for a list view page would work.

Adding games is a bit cumbersome as well but maybe that’s due to apple API limitations. Overall a great first version and I’m more than ok with my early adopter purchase.

App Privacy

The developer, Backbone Labs, Inc, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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