One of the novelties that come with iOS 13 and iPadOS is the possibility of using the PS4 controller on the iPhone and iPad. It was something that many did not understand that was not available already, but with the arrival of the game subscription service, Apple Arcade, it seems that in Cupertino they want us to have things as easy as possible.
Thanks to this compatibility, millions of people will be able to connect the controls of their PlayStation 4 to Apple’s smartphones and tablets and start playing in a matter of seconds. No friction, ideal to start playing in the blink of an eye, and enjoy the most of titles that are compatible; which are expected to be many.
Steps to connect a PS4 controller to iPadOS (iPad) and iOS (iPhone)
To connect a PS4 controller to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch you must do the following:
- Access the Settings – Bluetooth on the mobile device and activate it if it is not.
- Put the command in pairing mode. To do this press the Share + PS buttons on the remote control for about 5 seconds or until you see the light blink white very fast.
- Wait for it to appear in the list of Bluetooth devices on the iPad or iPhone. When the device detects it, it will appear with the name DUALSHOCK.
- As soon as you see it on the list, touch it and the connection will be made.
And that’s all. From this moment, the remote will be paired with Apple’s mobile device and you can use it with all games compatible with this type of controls.
Which games in the App Store are compatible with the DUALSHOCK control of the PS4?
The developers have to make a series of changes in their games to make them compatible with the PlayStation controls. This will still take a while and surely until iOS 13 and iPadOS is available for everyone there will not be a large number of available titles, although I am sure that we will see how many that are updated will include this possibility.
Anyway, you can already try some titles like EA Real Racing 3 . The game is perfectly controlled with the control of the PS4 and is much more manageable than with the usual controls on Apple mobile devices.
I’m looking forward to seeing the App Store flooded with new titles compatible with these commands and very excited with the arrival of Apple Arcade. Good times are approaching for the games of the App Store and above all to take advantage of the graphics and process power of devices such as the iPad Pro.