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How to Connect PS4 Controller to iPhone or iPad

How to Connect PS4 Controller to iPhone

I love playing battle royale and role-play games on my iPhone 12 Pro. Even I subscribed to Apple Arcade since it has hundreds of amazing games. For the last couple of years, I play Gangstar Vegas, COD, Oceanhorn 2, Stardrew Valley with the help of a PS4 controller. Yes, you can also connect PS4 controller to iPhone. 

Of course, playing games on iPhone using a PS4 controller will be fun. We have also seen many questions regarding how to connect PS4 controller to the iPhone PUBG or Call Of Duty play. Most iOS users are not aware that they can even connect PS4 controller to iPhone without Apple TV. Playing with the PS4 controller is fun on iPhone as it gives handy options to make your moves instead of using the small touch screen of the device. If you are a huge gaming geek, we are glad to share this method to pair a PS4 controller to your iOS devices. 

How To Connect PS4 Controller To iPhone or iPad iOS 14 or iOS 15

Note: There is no need to use any third-party hack or magic trick to paid PS4 remote to iPhone. Make sure your iPhone is running iOS 13 or later version, and you have PS4 DualShock 4 controllers.

  1. On PS4 controller, press and hold the PlayStation and Share button until the backlight light starts flashing to start the pairing mode of the PS4 controller.
  2. Once the PS4 controller is in pairing mode, go to your iPhone’s Settings > Bluetooth > turn it ON with the help of a toggle.
  3. Now your iPhone’s Bluetooth will scan the nearby device. You will see the controller’s name under the Other Device section, like DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller. Tap on it to connect.
  4. Wait and let your iPhone connect to the PS4 controller. Once it is connected, you will see it under the My Devices section with Connected word.
  5. That’s it.

That was so easy, like connecting to any earphone, right?

Once your PS4 controller is paired to iPhone, you will play games on your iPhone with PS4 controller. But make sure that the game you are playing also support PS4 controller. 

The time has come to beat your friends playing games with PS4 controller. Apple’s next iOS 15 may follow the same process to connect pair PS4 or Xbox One controller to iPhone. 

Once your PS4 is connected to your iPhone and started playing games with it, please don’t forget to share your feedback with us in the comment box. You can also share your favourite game you are enjoying with PS4 controller on your iPhone. 

Happy gaming!

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Devendra Chande

Devendra is a full-time writer at ConsideringaApple and he is fond of new things in the tech world. He loves to read novels and write poems. This adventure-seeking guy is a hodophile who has an aim to explore all the beautiful mountains, oceans, cultures, traditions, and foods this world has to offer. Since the release of the first iPhone, he believes in Jobs' vision and praises every Apple product.

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