GameSir G4s Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad Review: Page 4 of 6

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Posted by Lance Carter on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 8:00am

Setup & Connections

The GameSir G4s has several ways to pair with multiple device types. The color coded photo below can be used as a guide to the setup instruction below. "Home+A" is used to setup Android devices. "Home+X" is primarily for gaming on your PC. "Select+X" places the G4s into Simulated Mouse mode. "Home+B" is used for Android Mode only with no mouse mode.

The instructions define the both “Select+X” and the “Home+B” button as white in color. The colors are notably different and I would describe the “Home+B” as pink.

GameSir G4s Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad

"Home+A"                "Home+X"                "Select+X"               "Home+B"

Android Bluetooth Connection (Android Phone & Tablet)

  • Turn on the Bluetooth on your Android device.
  • Press “Home+A” button for 2 seconds to start the gamepad.
  • Home indicator light will turn green & flash.
  • Select “GameSir-G4s” on Bluetooth from the matching list of your Android device
  • “Home” button will turn green & will stay on. 

iOS Platform Connection (Not tested no Apple products available during testing)

  • Download “Happy Chick” from the QR code on the back of the user manual (each QR code good for up to 2 iOS devices)
  • Turn on the Bluetooth on your device.
  • Press “Home+A” button for 2 seconds to start the gamepad
  • Open “Happy Chick” emulator and click the controller icon on the right top
  • Wait until for two signals to appear “Speed connection” and “Common connection”. Choose “Speed connection”.
  • The game controller will vibrate when it is connected.

Android Mode only (Also used on PC with some games) 

Press the ”Home+B” button on the gamepad to enter this mode. The difference of this and the “Home+A” button is that the "Home" indicator light will turn white according to the user guide (it looked pink to me) and stay on without mouse mode function. 

  • Plug USB into computer & Micro USB into G4s Controller
  • Press & hold "Home+X" button till it turns on
  • "Home" indicator light will turn blue & flash
  • Wait for PC to install drivers
  • "Home" indicator lights will turn blue & stay on when it is connected

PC USB 2.4 GHz Connection

  • Plug the 2.4 GHz USB dongle into the USB port of your PC.
  • Press “Home+X” button for 2 seconds to start the gamepad.
  • "Home" indicator light will turn blue & flash.
  • "Home" indicator lights will turn blue & stay on when it is connected. 

Enter into or Exit to Mouse Simulation Mode

Mouse Simulation mode enables you to use the gamepad to as a mouse with the left joystick moving the cursor and the “A” button acts as the left mouse button and the “B” button acts as the right mouse button.

  • With a connected GameSir G4s connected to your device.
  • Pressing “Home+A“ button to turn your "Home" indicator green.
  • Then to enter into the mouse mode press “Select+X” buttons to enter into simulated mouse mode, "Home" indicator light will turn white & stay on.
  • To exit mouse mode: Press “Select+X” button to exit the simulated mouse mode, "Home" indicator light will turn green & stay on.
  • (PC Step) Then press "Home+X" which will return you to D-input for PC game play.

Switch D-Pad for left joystick

To swap the D-Pad and the left joystick press "L3+Clear" to swap.

Turbo Function

By pressing one or more button (excluding D-Pad, joysticks, Select, & Start) and "Turbo" button to activate continuous button presses of set button. Also, to clear all turbo button press "Clear" button.

Brightness Adjustment/Turning off the Backlighting

Press "L2+R2+R3" then adjust the brightness with the D-Pad by pressing up or down.

Vibration Intensity Adjustment

Hold the "turbo" button then adjust with the D-Pad by pressing up or down.

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