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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 1.1.4

Bug fixes, enhancements, and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

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!

billyfx🛸 ,

Game changer

Absolute game changer accessory and gaming platform. Effectively turns your iPhone into a top tier gaming device. Who needs a switch anymore? The thoughtfulness and execution of the Backbone app cannot be stated enough — seamless to start games using the controller, drop into a party with your friends, record and share gameplay and even discover new games. Legit feels like something Apple made in an alternate reality where they were actually serious about gaming lol. The only thing I wish I could do more with this controller is fly drones, and control cameras in Unreal Engine for virtual production.

Mossiminalo ,

Been waiting years for this

I have waited so long for a good controller for iPhones. I have been trying various controllers for years, the most recent being the Razer Kishi. The Kishi as a huge disappointment, chiefly that is was super uncomfortable.

The Backbone is everything I dreamed of a controller. It’s comfy and wonderful, especially with the pass through charging and the headphone jack! And the app turns the iPhone into a console, which is spectacular. Thank you for this!

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


  • Game Controllers

    Play this game with your favorite compatible controller.

  • Family Sharing

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

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