WARNING: Bluetooth MFi Controllers Broken On iOS 8


I’m in the process of putting together a list of games tested for compatibility with Bluetooth MFi controllers on iOS 8:

iOS8 + Bluetooth MFi Controller Compatible Games

This is a warning for iOS gamers with the SteelSeries Stratus or MOGA Rebel controllers: DO NOT upgrade to iOS 8. Under iOS 8, there are significant, widespread compatibility issues with all wireless MFi controllers.

When playing an affected game, the MFi controller will start to lag its inputs. Within a short time, the controller will disconnect, then reconnect, but still lag, then disconnect, over and over again. The only way to fix it is to un-pair, turn off, turn on, then re-pair the MFi controller.

This is most prevalent with the MOGA Rebel controller, though still noticeable with the SteelSeries Stratus.

Many thanks to MFi4Gamerz and sideburns4life for being able to help confirm this issue on Twitter.

A list of games that trigger this issue, as well as games that are confirmed safe, will be compiled soon. If anyone out there has experienced similar issues (or haven’t – that would be useful too!) please get in touch. Hopefully, a fix will be available from Apple soon.