How to Pair PS4 or Xbox Controller with iPhone/iPad

With the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 versions, Apple has also added big support for PS4 and Xbox controllers to the new iOS versions. Once updated, iPhones and iPads will become great gaming devices and can instantly enhance the overall gaming experience on iOS devices. So if you have updated your iPhone/iPad to the iOS 13/iPadOS 13 beta version and are fidning how to pair a PS4 or Xbox One controller with your iPhone or iPad, this post is for you.

However, to make it work, your iPhone or iPad must be running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 versions since Apple has only added support for the PS4 and Xbox controller from this release. The good thing is that all games that support on PS4 and Xbox controllers, meaning the gaming experience on your iPhone/iPad will instantly improve after you pair a controller with it.

Steps to Pair PS4 Controller to iPhone/iPad

Step 1: If you are not ready, first, enable Bluetooth on your iPhone/ iPad. Make sure to activate it from Bluetooth page in the Settings menu.

Step 2: Now press and hold the Share and PS button on your PS4 controller for about three seconds. You will see the light bar start blinking in white quickly.

Step 3: On your iOS device, you will see the ‘DualShock 4 Wireless Controller’ appearing under Bluetooth. Simply tap on it to complete the pairing process.

That’s it! You have successfully paired your PS4 controller with your iPhone or iPad. Nơ, ẹnooy playing games using your PS4 controller!

Since Sony’s RemotePlay app is now available on the App Store, your iPhone/iPad can easily be turned into a portable gaming device after pairing the PS4 controller with it.

Steps to Pair Xbox Controller to iPhone/iPad

Before getting started, you should note that your Xbox controller needs to have Bluetooth support. You can easily check it if there is Xbox button as a part of the face of the controller. If it is not, then that controller does not have Bluetooth feature. You can also check the list of all compatible controllers from here.

Step 1: Activate Bluetooth on your iPhone /iPad from the Settings menu.

Step 2: Disable the Xbox controller by pressing the Xbox button. After that, press the pair button at the rear.

Step 3: The controller will now show up as ‘Xbox Wireless Controller’ on your iPhone/iPad. Just tap on it to complete the pairing process.

Once you pair your PS4 or Xbox controller to your iPhone/iPad, it will automatically disconnect with your console. And you will need to pair the controller with your console again. To do so, connect the controller with the console through a micro USB cable.

Now, playing games like PUBG, Fortnite, Asphalt 9 is much easier on your iPhone/iPad once your pair an Xbox or PS4 controller with it. Apple adds support for PS4 and Xbox controllers to encourage developers to create better quality games for their devices. Additionally, the controller support will also play an important role when Apple’s own gaming service — Apple Arcade — is being launched this September.

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