Apex Legends Mobile players unable to use Razer Kishi controller on Android (workaround inside)

Electronic Arts recently released Apex Legends Mobile in more regions. This is the mobile version of the popular action game, whose developers are the same as those of the original version (Respawn Entertainment).

Apex Legends Mobile brings to Android and iOS the experience of Arena and Battle Royale matches. The game boasts of offering a dynamic experience along with impressive graphics.

However, it seems that the game needs to receive some improvements and tweaks to the control system. Recently, we have covered reports about the ‘ADS stuck while aiming‘ bug and the much needed option to invert controls.

Now, Apex Legends Mobile players on Android are facing an issue where the game is incompatible with the Razer Kishi controller. However, there is a workaround.

Apex Legends Mobile (Android) currently incompatible with Razer Kishi controller

The Razer Kishi is one of the most popular universal remotes for mobile devices. It has a complete range of buttons and an extensible format to adapt to both smartphones and tablets.


The controller is one of the best options to enjoy multiplayer shooters. But, Apex Legends Mobile players on Android found that they are unable to use their Razer Kishi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12).


Razer Kishi Android Support

was wondering if anyone else is having trouble with the Razer Kishi? ApexM says that controller support is enabled and the Kishi is among the few certified controller (at least the iOS version) i don’t know if it’s only me who can’t connect their Kishi or if it’s actually a widespread issue and i was wondering if Apex is gonna eventually fix it

Apex Legends Mobile (Android) currently only recognizes the home button on the Kishi controller.

There is a problem, I have a Razer control, specifically the Razer Kishi, but the controls do not work for me, only the home button.

Razer Kishi controller works properly on iOS devices

Multiple reports reveal that the problem is not present on iOS devices. Currently, Apex Legends Mobile players on iOS can enjoy all the features of the Razer Kishi controller (1, 2).


Razer Kishi works on iPhone 12 Pro Max

I dont know if you need this information, but tryed Razer Kishi and it works paired with iPhone 12 pro max, no need to program anything, just run game and play.

Razer looking for feedback, potential workaround

It appears that reports of the issue have started to trickle down to the Razer support team, as they have responded to affected users asking for more feedback on the matter.

Hi there! We’d like to check on this and see what we can do to help. Is the issue straight out of the box? Please send us a DM along with the serial number so we can find the right troubleshooting steps for your problem. Let’s continue from there.

However, there are no details yet on an ETA for a possible fix in the future. But, players on Android have a workaround that reportedly helps mitigate the issue.

It seems that, for some reason, the controller starts to work correctly if you connect your device to a PlayStation or Xbox controller via Bluetooth:

Don’t know if it’s clear but if you connect an Xbox remote or a DS4 the Kishi remote will work for some reason on Android.

We will update this story once new details emerge on the matter.

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