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8BITDO FC30 Manual

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Type: Manual
Category: Video Game Controller
Pages: 10
Size: 4.48 MB


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Name: 8BITDO GamePad         

Mode: FC30        
8Bitdo Tech HK Ltd.


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Thank you  to buy FC30 GamePad, It’s the best for fightingshooting, action 

and emulator games.

FC30 has  Multi-mode, it supports PC, Smart phone, Pad, Notebook,Android

iOS, Mac OSX,Windows. All  popular systems and  devices support. 


For the happy memory of old days



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Mode 1


Power ON (Hold down 

key for 3 seconds)

Blue LED








USB Joystick



Can be 


Also charge 

FC30 battery


Need Jailbreak

Input method 

should be English.

START+B+R power 

on. The 2nd 

Keyboard code.

PC can use 

Bluetooth Adapter.

Mode 2

Mode 3

Mode 4

Mode 5



Power OFF: Hold down START for 3 seconds.

Fast Startup



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1. For Android devices, use Mode 1.  


2. For iOS devices, use Mode 2 or Mode 3.


3. For pure touch screen games, use Mode 4.

        Power OFF: Hold down START for 3 seconds.

The most common situation:


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Manual in detail: (Note: Make sure the GamePad battery is NOT empty!  

If empty, use USB cable charge it.)

Mode 1,2,3 Bluetooth connection:

1.  Turn on the power in mode 1,2,3.

2.  Scan Bluetooth on Android or IOS device, and tap the “8Bitdo FC30 GamePad” to pare.

3. Map the keys in the App or Emulator you will be playing.

Mode 1,2,3 


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1. Download FC30 App from the official website at www.fc30.com.

    (iOS user can add source http://app.fc30.com in Cydia)

2. Turn ON power in Mode 4.

3. Run FC30 App and scan Bluetooth device, then tap the “8Bitdo FC30 GamePad” to pare.

4. If asked for pairing code, enter “



5. In Emu-touch screen mode, press hotkey SELECT+START to activate FC30 App

6. Now, just drag and drop, map the keys to the right place on screen, press 


to finish.

Emu-Touch Screen mode: (Android need ROOT, IOS need Jailbreak.)

Mode 4


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Tip: Double tap DPad or use two fingers can zoom it to fit games.

After use Mode 4, if you want to use Mode 1,2 and 3: 

Note: For Android user, need to unpair the “8bitdo FC30 GamePad” first, and then  reconnect it.

For IOS user, system Bluetooth  will be unavailable, you must run FC30 software, and turn off 

Bluetooth in the software. Then, system Bluetooth will be available in 20 seconds.


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1. Connect to USB port with USB cable, computer will recognize it.
2. Map the keys of the Game you will be playing.
* Also charge FC30 battery

Windows USB cable mode



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Turn ON: Hold down  



      for  3 seconds. Green+Blue LED will 
      be flashing.

Connect FC30 with PC’s USB port 

      with a USB cable.

Download the FC30 upgrade software 

      from official website and run update.exe file.

Select firmware file bluetooth_firmware.dat and update.

Upgrade firmware from PC


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1. Blue light flashing: Bluetooth disconnect. 
2. Solid blue light: Bluetooth connected.
3. Green light flashing: Battery charging.
4. Green light OFF: Charging completed
5. Solid red light: Battery low. 
6. All lights off: Power OFF or Sleep Mode.

Restore factory settings: Hold down START for 12 seconds.

The firmware of FC30 GamePad  can be upgrade, functions will be 

changed or added, the final feature  can be checked on the official website.

LED Light Status