How to connect PS3 controller to Android without root and without cables - Very easy

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It is much easier and more reliable to connect the DualShock 3 to an Android phone if it is rooted. But don't worry, there is a solution for everything and even if you don't want or can't root your Android device, you can also enjoy your remote control on your mobile.

Connect DualShock 3 to Android without root

If you don't have root permissions, you can still connect the controller PS3 to your mobile device, although the process could be a little more complicated. For this you have to make sure that your phone has the USB Host function to be able to synchronize the devices. You will also need it to be compatible with USB OTG.



You will need to configure the Sixaxis Enabler application on your mobile phone to synchronize the control using the USB OTG cable. Then in the same app you have to choose Enable Sixaxis.

You'll activate control until you get to the process and you may have to do it multiple times so you'll want to arm yourself with patience. While you shouldn't have any kind of problem with the USB OTG cable, we have to keep in mind that some emulators can cause problems.

To solve this problem, we recommend that you download the USB / BT Joystick Center 2020 app and connect the controller to it. With this app you can map the buttons of the DualShock 3 and in this way you avoid any kind of problem.

How to connect PS3 controller to my Android

The first thing you will do is download the Sixaxis Compatibility Checker app. This is to verify that your device is compatible with a PS3 controller. The only problem is that you need to have the device rooted to carry out the process.


The application itself is not used only for checking compatibility. If not, it will also give you the Bluetooth connection address of the remote, so you need to write it down, as we will need it later.


To change this address, you will need to log in to Dancing Pixel Studios website and download the Sixaxis PairTool application which will allow you to enter the Bluetooth address we wrote down in the previous step.

Here you will need to use a USB cable to connect the PS3 controller to your computer. When we do this, Windows will download the drivers for that control and you can then change the Bluetooth address via the app we downloaded earlier.

Connect the PS3 controller to the Android device

  • Next you will need to download the Sixaxis Controller application which you can find in the Google Store.
  • Once downloaded and installed, you will need to open the application and leave it in the background.
  • Now you will have to go up " Settings "And then on" Language and text insertion ”To check the Sixaxis Controller box.
  • Now open the app again and you have to press the button " Start ". Wait for the legend to appear " Listening controller ”And then you will have to press the PS button on the controller (located between the sticks) to be able to synchronize it with the mobile.



  • To finish, click on the Change IME option and then select Sixaxis Controller.

In case you want to use the controller on the console again, don't worry as the process is much easier. All you have to do is press the PS button when the PlayStation is on and voila.


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