If you have a Logitech F710 Gamepad, you may have trouble connecting it to your computer or game machine. There is an issue with Windows 10 where the Logitech F710 cannot recognize the device even if you have the proper drivers installed.
Logitechsoftwarecenter will explain in detail in this article how to connect Logitech F710 to a computer so you can use it easily without installing third-party software. So check it out!
Connect Logitech F710 Gamepad to Computer
It’s important to note that the Logitech F710 gamepad is primarily designed for use with Windows-based computers. While it works on a Mac as a basic gamepad, some advanced features or customization options may only be available with additional software support.
To customize your Logitech F710 on Windows or Mac, download and install Logitech F710 software, such as Wireless Gamepad F710 Connect Utility, Logitech Gaming Software, or Logitech G Hub (where available). Below we provide several methods for connecting the Logitech F710 to Windows and Mac.
Connecting Logitech F710 to Windows
We have summarized the fastest and easiest way to connect Logitech F710 to Windows. Please follow the steps below:
- Install the battery in the Logitech F710.
- Connect the Gamepad USB receiver to a USB port on your computer.
- After connecting the USB receiver, Windows will automatically search for and install the appropriate driver for the Gamepad.
- If Windows does not install the driver automatically, download the Logitech F710 driver manually.
- Install the driver and follow the process.
- After the driver is installed, the Logitech F710 gamepad is ready to use.
Note: Make sure the USB port is working properly.
Logitech G Hub can customize gamepad settings, create profiles, and map buttons according to your needs. Make sure you have downloaded and installed the appropriate software.
If the Logitech F710 Gamepad is not working properly, make sure you have installed the right drivers or try connecting the Gamepad to a different USB port. If the problem persists, we provide further solutions in this article.
Connecting Logitech F710 to Mac
Method 1: Using DirectInput Mode
If you want to use the Logitech F710 Gamepad, it works on Mac. Below we list the steps you need to do, and we recommend doing the following in order:
- Change Logitech F710 mode to “D” (DirectInput).
- Remove the nano USB receiver from your iMac.
- Remove one battery from the Logitech F710.
- Insert the nano USB receiver back into the iMac
- Reinsert the battery into the F710
If you follow the steps above, Logitech F710 should work with Mac. If your game uses HID Manager, you don’t need to do anything to get your F710 Gamepad working. Suppose your game doesn’t support HID Manager. In that case, you’ll need a program like USB Overdrive or Carvware’s Gamepad Companion to map buttons, analog sticks, or hat switches to keystrokes.
Unfortunately, if you shut down your Mac, you’ll need to do the same steps to reattach the F710 to the Mac. It happens because the default mode in F710 is XInput mode which doesn’t work on Mac. Leaving the F710 in “D” mode is fine.
We assume the Logitech F310 will suffer the same since all of these Logitech controllers have XInput and DirectInput modes built into one Gamepad. That might be fine for Windows users but hard to use on a Mac.
Method 2: Using QGroundControl
For all Mac users, the best way to connect your Logitech F710 Gamepad for use on Mac is with QGroundControl. Here we give you step by step the process:
- Switch mode to “D.”
- Prepare the F710 Gamepad dongle to be inserted into your USB port.
- Press the center button with the Logitech logo to “wake up” your Gamepad. NOTE: The green light should flash a few times.
- Insert the USB dongle while the Gamepad light is flashing.
Your Mac should now be able to recognize the controller. To confirm, go to Apple Menu / About This Mac / System Report / Hardware/ USB and look for Logitech Wireless Gamepad.
If you still have trouble connecting the F710 Gamepad to your PC, we recommend visiting Logitech Official Support. Also, we recommend not using a USB Hub when connecting the receiver. Otherwise, it may interfere with other devices. If you have any questions about the product, you can email email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Logitech F710 plug-and-play?
Logitech F710 Plug and Play. Enjoy the freedom of wire-free gaming with the F710 Gamepad. Plug the nano-receiver into a USB port for fast 2.4 GHz data transmission without delays, dropouts, or interruptions.
Does the Logitech f710 need batteries?
F710 Gamepad runs on two AA batteries, which are included with the controller in the purchase package. It’s a great package and saves you the hassle of looking for batteries.