How to use a PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller on iPad and iPhone

One of the innovations coming with iOS 13 and iPadOS is the ability to use the PS4 controller on iPhone and iPad . It was something that many of us didn’t understand was not available anymore, but with the arrival of the game subscription service, Apple Arcade, it seems that Cupertino wants us to have things as easy as possible.

Thanks to this compatibility, millions of people will be able to connect their PlayStation 4 controllers to Apple’s smartphones and tablets and start playing games in seconds. Frictionless , ideal for getting started in the blink of an eye, and enjoying the full range of compatible titles; which are sure to be numerous.

How to use a PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller on iPad and iPhone
How to use a PlayStation 4 (PS4) controller on iPad and iPhone

In addition, it will also be possible to use the Xbox One controller to play games on iPad and iPhone, so many more users are ready to enjoy a better gaming experience on iOS devices!

Steps for connecting a PS4 controller to iPadOS (iPad) and iOS (iPhone)

To connect a PS4 controller to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Access the Settings – Bluetooth on the mobile device and activate it if it is not.
  2. Put the control in pairing mode. To do this, press the Share + PS buttons on the remote for about 5 seconds or until you see the light flash white very quickly.
  3. Wait for it to appear in the iPad or iPhone’s Bluetooth device list. When the device detects it, it will appear with the name DUALSHOCK.
  4. As soon as you see it on the list, touch it and the connection will be made.

And this is it. From now on, the controller will be paired with your Apple mobile device and you can use it with all the games that support these types of controls.

Which games on the App Store are compatible with the PS4 DUALSHOCK controller?

Developers have to make a number of changes to their games to make them compatible with PlayStation controllers. This will still take some time and until iOS 13 and iPadOS are available to everyone there will not be a large number of titles available, although we certainly see many upgrades that will include this possibility.

Anyway, you can already try out some titles like EA’s Real Racing 3 . The game is perfectly controlled with the PS4 controller and is much more manageable than the usual controls on Apple mobile devices.

I can’t wait to see the App Store flooded with new titles that are compatible with these controllers and very excited about the arrival of Apple Arcade. Good times are coming for App Store games and especially for taking advantage of the graphics and processing power of devices like the iPad Pro.

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