Apex Legends Mobile players can’t use the Razer Kishi controller on Android

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

Apex Legends Mobile brings the arena and battle royale experience to Android and iOS. The game prides itself on providing a dynamic experience and impressive graphics.

However, the game seems to need some improvements and tweaks to the control system. Recently, we reported reports of an “ADS stuck while aiming” bug and the much-needed inversion control option.

Now, Apex Legends Mobile players on Android are facing an issue with the game not being compatible with the Razer Kishi controller. However, there is a workaround.

Apex Legends Mobile (Android) is currently not compatible with Razer Kishi controllers

The Razer Kishi is one of the most popular universal remotes for mobile devices. It has a full range of buttons and an expandable format to accommodate smartphones and tablets.


A controller is one of the best options for enjoying a multiplayer shooter. However, Apex Legends Mobile players on Android are finding they can’t use their Razer Kishi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12).


Razer Kishi Android Support

Wondering if anyone else is having trouble using the Razer Kishi? ApexM says controller support is enabled, and Kishi is one of the few certified controllers (for iOS at least) if Apex eventually fixes it

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

One problem, I have a Razer control, specifically the Razer Kishi, but the controls don’t work for me, only the home button.

Razer Kishi controller works fine on iOS devices

Multiple reports indicate that the issue does not exist 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 don’t know if you need this info, but tried the Razer Kishi and paired it with an iPhone 12 pro max, no programming required, just run the game.

Razer seeks feedback, potential workaround

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

hello! We wanted to check it out and see what we could do to help. Is the problem straight out of the box? Please send us a DM with the serial number so we can find the correct troubleshooting steps for your issue. Let’s continue from there.

However, there are currently no details on the ETAs that may be fixed in the future. However, players on Android reportedly have a workaround to help alleviate the problem.

If you connect your device to a PlayStation or Xbox controller via Bluetooth, for some reason the controller seems to start working correctly:

Not sure if it’s clear, but if you connect an Xbox remote or DS4, the Kishi remote will work on Android for some reason.

We’ll update this story as soon as new details on the matter emerge.

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