You can use your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 controller to play games on your iPhone. In this guide, we’ll show you how to do this quickly.
If you enjoy gaming on your iPhone and you have a PS4 or PS5, you can use your console’s controller to enhance the experience.
iOS does not support every PlayStation controller. You must have a DualShock 4 Wireless Controller or PS5’s DualSense Wireless Controller to connect.
Make sure your controller is powered on before following the steps below. running the latest firmware. You can update your controller via USB or your PC.
You’ll also want to make sure your iPhone is currently running the latest version of iOS 15 or iOS 16. This will ensure you get the best possible experience while playing.
Apart from all that, here’s how to quickly connect a PlayStation Controller to iPhone.
Connecting PlayStation Controller to iPhone
After you go ahead and update your controller and iPhone with the latest firmware, bring them closer together and follow these instructions:
How to Customize PlayStation Controller on iPhone
After successfully connecting your PS4 or PS5 to your iPhone, you may want to go to your iPhone’s settings to customize your setup. Note that your iPhone must have newer iOS software to make these changes.
If you want to customize your controller, here’s what you need to do:
While in this menu, you can remap your controller’s buttons. You can also set your apps to remember customizations you make so you don’t have to do it over and over.
How to Fix PlayStation Controller iPhone Issues
If you’re having trouble connecting your PlayStation controller to your iPhone, here are a few possible solutions you can try.
If you’re trying to connect a DualShock 4 Wireless Controller to your iPhone and the controller pairs but doesn’t connect, press the PS button on the controller.
You can also try going into your Bluetooth settings on your iPhone to troubleshoot connection or pairing issues. Go to your Settings app on your iPhone and tap the i icon next to the name of your controller. Tap Forget This Device and try again.
We also recommend reducing the number of Bluetooth devices connected to your iPhone. This can help prevent wireless interference.
Apple also notes that support for certain buttons and features varies by controller and the app you’re using with it.