With the arrival of iOS 13, you can use your PS4 or Xbox One controller to play games on your iPhone or iPad. Perfecting timing if you’re going to play the best Apple Arcade games, not to mention using the PlayStation’s Remote Play function or even PS Now. As good a feature as it is there is the obvious question of how you actually do it? So read on to learn how to connect a PS4 MFI or Xbox One controller to an iPhone on iOS 11 and iPad with iOS 13.
How to connect a PS4 controller to an iPhone
Connecting a PS4 controller to your iPhone with iOS 13 is as simple as connecting any other Bluetooth device, and involves putting the pad into pairing mode. From there the pad can detect it and connect to your device. Here’s how:
- Go to Settings, and then Bluetooth Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
- Press and hold the PS and Share button until the light bar starts to flash.
- When the PS4 controller flashes white it’s in pairing mode and should appear under Other Devices section in Bluetooth settings.
- Select the controller in settings to pair it.
How to use your PS4 remote play between your PS4 and iPhone
- On your iPhone, install the PS4 Remote Play app from the App Store.
- Turn on your PS4 and log into the desired account.
- Make sure your iPhone and PS4 are on the same Wi-Fi network.
- Open the PS4 Remote Play app. Head to the Settings gear in the upper right and log in to your PlayStation Network account.
- Tap the white space of the app to make the keypad go away, then click Register in the lower right.
- You’re in! You’ll immediately see an overlay resembling the buttons of a DualShock 4 controller.