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How to pair a PS4 or Xbox controller with your iPhone, iPad, And Apple TV

pair a PS4 or Xbox controller with your iPhone, iPad, And Apple TV

Since the release of Apple’s latest iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and tvOS 13 updates, the process of connecting PS4 or Xbox Controller to iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV has become easier. If you have subscribed to the Apple Arcade, then it will be fun to play some games with a controller. Initially, the Fortnite released the function with the support of controller on some smartphones, but PS4 and Xbox controllers now can work with more games.

So now, you can simply pair PS4 or Xbox controller with your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, and enjoy dozens of games with the help of Apple Arcade. As we said, the process of pairing PS4 or Xbox controller to Apple device is easy, but it also depends on the controller you are using and which Apple device you are using. The setup process is different from the controllers. Still, here we have explained how to setup DualShock 4 and Xbox wireless controller with iPhone, iPad And Apple TV.

How to Connect a PS4 or Xbox controller with your iPhone, iPad, And Apple TV

First, if you have recently bought the new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, or have any other iPhone ruing iOS 13, then here’s the process to paid PS4 or Xbox controller with your iPhone.

How To Pair PS4 or Xbox controller with your iPhone or iPad (iOS 13)

Step #1: First, you need to put your controller into pairing mode. 

On PS4 Controller: To do that, press and hold its “Share” button to the left of the touchpad, then also hold the middle “PlayStation” button then the light bar at the top of the controller will start to wink, an indicator that it’s looking for a device to pair up with.

On Xbox One Controller: Turn on the controller by holding down the Xbox button in the middle. Once it lights up, click and hold the connect button on the top of the controller, near the bumpers, until the Xbox logo blinks. 

Note: If you don’t Bluetooth controller, then you can get it now below:

Step #2: On your iPhone or iPad, go to the Settings and then Bluetooth. There you can see your available PS4 or Xbox wireless controller.

Step #3: Tap on the right option to pair, and once it paired, the light bar at the top of the DualShock 4 will become pink and the Xbox controller’s backlit middle button will stop blinking and remain illuminated.

Step #4: That’s all!

How To Pair PS4 or Xbox controller with your Apple TV (tvOS 13)

Step #1: Open the “Settings” app on the Apple TV home screen, and then scroll down to “Remotes and Devices” and click into that option.

Step #2: Now scroll down until you find “Bluetooth,” and then click into it. 

Here you will get a guide “How to pair game controllers” option on the next page. Read if you want to know, but otherwise, if your controller is in pairing mode, it will appear under the “Other Devices” section of this Bluetooth connection screen. So just select the controller.

Step #3: Once your controller is connected, you can use it in place of Apple’s included remote.

All done!

That was so easy, I guess. I hope you followed the guide carefully and started playing games on your Apple device with the PS4 and Xbox controller. Once after playing games on your Apple device, do not forget to share your feedback with us in the comment box.

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He is a senior writer at consideringapple.com. Gustavo has good knowledge about the online world (especially digital marketing) and loves to share ideas with visitors. He has a good experience of writing about Apple since he used every Apple products like iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, etc.

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