How to Connect PlayStation 5 Controller to Your iPhone and Android Devices

Gaming on PS5 is a lot of fun, and the new DualSense controller with its haptic and adaptive triggers is a big part of the excitement. However, if you’re like me, you might love to play a lot of mobile games, and countless smartphone games support controllers on phones, which is great. So, if you want to play Call of Duty: Mobile with a controller on your iPhone or Android phone, here is how to connect the PS5 controller to your iOS and Android devices.

Connect PS5 Controller to iOS/Android Device

In this article, we will discuss how you can connect the new DualSense controller to both iOS (or iPadOS) devices and Android smartphones and tablets. Depending on which device you want to connect your PS5 DualSense controller to, you can use the table of contents below to jump to the relevant section.

Connect PlayStation 5 Controller to iPhone/iPad

If you’re using an iOS or iPadOS device, here’s how to connect your DualSense controller to your iPhone or iPad.

  • Press and hold the PS button on the PS5 controller and the Create new button until the light starts to flash.
  • on your iPhone (or iPad), Go to Settings -> Bluetooth. Here you will see ‘DualSense Wireless Controller’ in the list under ‘Other Devices’. To connect the PS5 controller to your iPhone, simply tap on it.

After connecting the controller to your iOS device, you can jump to any game you want to play on your iPhone and use the controller to play the game. It’s that simple. Pretty cool, right?

Connect PlayStation 5 Controller to Android Device

On the other hand, if you’re using an Android phone or tablet, the process is pretty much the same, but I’ll mention it here for clarity.

  • Press and hold the PS button and the Compose button on your DualSense controller.
  • On your Android device, go to “Settings -> Bluetooth & Device Connection” and tap “DualSense Wireless Controller” from the list of available devices.

bluetooth settings android

This method will pair the controller with your Android smartphone or tablet. Now you can play any game compatible with your PS5 controller on your Android phone.

List of Controller Supported Mobile Games

If you are wondering if your favorite game supports PS5 controller on iPhone and Android, here is a list of controller supported games that you can try.

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Controller Supported iOS and Android Games
1941 Frozen Front
Adventures of Mana
Pip’s Adventures
Altered Monster Classic
another world
Aralon: Forged and Flame
Mysterious Spirit
asphalt 8
Astro Duel
blade lords
Bloo Boy 2
Rock Line
Call of Duty: Mobile
comet racer
Commander Cool
Commander Pixman
Cows in Space
Crash Driver 2
Crazy Snowboarding
Crazy Snowboard Pro
Crusaders of Light
dark echo
dead cells
dead trigger
death point
Death Road to Canada
death smiles
dysgaea 1
Don’t Go Hungry: Pocket Edition
Dragon Mania Legends
Edge Extended
Eswat City Under Siege
FEZ Pocket Edition
fly away
Goat Simulator
Golden Ax Classics
Big Mountain Adventure
GRID Auto Sports
groove swirl
GTA: Chinatown Wars
GTA San Andreas
gun slugs
gun slugs 2
Heavy Knife
hyper burner
I’m Hero
impossible road
full of sparks
Jade Empire
Jetpack Joyride
Jump Drive
Kingdom: New Lands
Leo’s Fortune
lineage 2
Little Big Adventure
man man
Mars: New Home VR
Max Payne Mobile
Metal Slug 3
Anti-Modern War
cake knight
Neon Chrome
ocean horn
strange world
Off Road Rumble
overdoing 2
Pilot Ace
Portal Knights
Brutal Post
reckless racing 3
Samurai Showdown II
He Wants Me To Die
Sky Gamblers
sniper fury
spirit knight
space grunts
Space Warrior II
Space Cops 2
Star War 2
Stardew Valley
To stay
Stay together
Stickman Basic Jumper 2
Stickman Basketball
Stickman Basketball Blitz
Stickman Battlegrounds Premium
Stickman Disc Golf Battle
stickman football
Suzy Cube
Tail Shift
Tank Ace
Isaac’s Binding
deer god
Eastern New World
Rocky Horror Show
Ditto’s Swords
foxglove park
Time Flashback
Top Gear: Extreme Parking
Trigger On The Road
Turbo League
turtle somersault
venture boy
Wonder boy

Even outside of these mobile games Use PlayStation 5 controller to play PC/console games Via Xbox Cloud Gaming on your Android device. Unfortunately the same is not true for iOS users as Microsoft is still trying to bring xCloud to Apple’s devices.

Use PS5 Controller with Android and iPhone

So this is how you can connect a DualSense controller to your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Gaming with controllers is something many people prefer because of better tactile control or more screen real estate to enjoy the game. So, which games would you like to play with the PS5 controller connected to your phone? Let us know in the comments section.

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