With iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple added support for PS4 and Xbox gamepads to the system. This will make the iPhone and iPad great gaming devices and improve the gameplay on them. Below we will tell you how to connect the gamepad to your iPhone or iPad.

Before we begin, I remind you that your iPhone or iPad must have iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 installed.

How to Connect PS4 Controller to iPhone?

All games support PS4 and Xbox gamepads, so playing on a smartphone or tablet will be more convenient in any case:

  • Step 1: Turn on Bluetooth on your iPhone or iPad. Do not close the Bluetooth page in Settings;
  • Step 2: Hold the PS4 and SHARE buttons on the controller for a few seconds. The indicator will blink white;
  • Step 3: On the iPhone or iPad, a new device will appear on the settings page – DualShock 4 Wireless Controller. Select it.

Connect PS4 Controller to iPad?

Seriously?! I think I should not even mention that the connection of the PS4 Controller to iPad is exactly the same as on the iPhone. So let’s move on.

Read more: How to Connect Xbox One Controller to iPhone or iPad?

How to Reconnect PS4 Controller to PS4?

After you connect your Dual Shock to your iPhone or iPad, to connect the back-up to your Play Station 4 you will need to attach the gamepad to the console. The easiest way, in my opinion is to connect it once with a wire, after which Play Station 4 can be controlled with a gamepad in wireless mode again.


That’s all, you have successfully connected the PS4 gamepad to your iPhone or iPad. Now you can use it to play games. The App Store has a RemotePlay app that will turn your gamepad gadget into a separate game console.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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