How To Connect PS4 Controller To iPhone Or iPad

    The PlayStation 4 (or PS4) is a home console that lets you connect to the virtual world. You can also play multiplayer games online with your friends.

    PlayStation offers subscriptions such as PS Plus and PS Now. PS Plus allows users to play multiplayer online games, while PS Now provides access to an 800+ game library that can be streamed and downloaded.

    It was launched in North America in November 2013 and sold in Europe, Central America, and South Africa on November 29. Then, it came in Japan on February 22, 2014. After that, it will be released in mainland China’s March 20, 2015.

    The eighth generation consoles include the PlayStation 4. It will compete with the Xbox One and Nintendo’s Wii U in the market. The PlayStation 4 is powered by an AMD-based, x86-64 architecture processor. The PlayStation(r)built 3 with CELL architecture.

    Main Features Of PlayStation PS4

    Social Features: 

    The PlayStation 4 comes as streaming games become increasingly popular. It allows users to stream gameplay and upload screenshots by clicking a new Share button.

    Updated Controller:

    DualShock 4 Controller Sticks are now easier to use, and the triggers provide greater precision. The Controller is rechargeable and has a share button that allows you to upload screenshots and gameplay. DualShock 4 features Wii-like motion tracking and a top light bar that can change color with gameplay. The Share button doubles as a touchpad and can be used in multiple games.

    Remote Play: 

    The Controller doesn’t have to be the only thing that controls the PS4. You can easily PS4 console through your smartphones, tablets, and handheld PlayStation Vita consoles. Remote Play is also available for all PS4 consoles. This allows you to play all PS4 games from anywhere in the world. 

    How To Connect PS4 Controller To iPhone Or iPad

    You’re in luck if you want to play on the move but have more control than what you can do with your touchscreen. iOS 13 and later allow you to connect your Playstation controller with your iPhone via Bluetooth.

    You can do it with an iPad or some Xbox controllers, but we are concentrating on how to pair your PS4 DualShock Controller with your iPhone. Here are some steps to connect:

    1. Go to the Settings menu of your iPhone.
    2. To access the Bluetooth menu, tap “Bluetooth.” You might have it turned on already, but if not, you can turn it on by clicking on the toggle switch at the top of the screen. When Bluetooth is on, it will turn green.
    3. You can open the Bluetooth menu to see when the Controller appears and pair it.
    4. Press the Playstation button and the Share button simultaneously on your PS4 Controller. Keep them down until your Controller lights up.
    5. Under other devices, you should see “DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller” in the Bluetooth menu. To pair your Controller, click that.
    6. When the light at the back of your Controller stops blinking, it turns reddish-pink and indicates that the Controller is paired.

    You can pair your PS4 Controller with an iPad by following the same steps.

    Steps To Disconnect PS4 With iOS

    These steps will help you disconnect your Controller once you are done playing.

    • If your phone supports face ID, swipe diagonally across the screen from the upper left to the lower right. Users can access it by swiping up from the bottom through touch phones. 
    • Hold the Bluetooth icon down.
    • A menu will appear. The icon that says “Bluetooth On” will appear. Press and hold the button.
    • All available devices, including your DualShock controller, will be displayed. To disconnect, press the controller name.

    The Bluetooth menu is easily accessible from Settings. This is the same as when the Controller was paired. Once you are there:

    • Click the “DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller” icon under My Devices.
    • Press disconnect

    Connect With Apple TV (Running On tvOS 13)

    • Firstly, you need to open settings on the Apple TV’s home screen. 
    • Scroll down to “Remotes & Devices” and click on that option.
    • Then, find the “Bluetooth” option, and click on it. 
    • The next page will show you a handy resource: “How do I pair my game controllers?” 

    If you have to, read the following. Otherwise, if your Controller has been set up in pairing mode, it will be listed under the “Other Devices” section of the Bluetooth connection screen. After your Controller has been connected, you can replace the included remote.

    Troubleshooting DualShock 4 Bluetooth

    Try plugging the DualShock 4 into your phone for a few moments before trying to pair it again. It may not have enough juice, and the Controller might have trouble connecting.

    If all else fails, there may be a problem with the Controller’s firmware. Insert a paperclip into the hole at the bottom of the Controller’s back, just below the L2 trigger. 

    The Controller will factory reset after you hold it down for five seconds. It is now more likely to pair correctly. A wired connection is the only way to connect to an Android phone with Android 9.0 or later. Your DualShock 4 charging cables (USB-to micro-USB) will be required. An adapter needs to plug the USB end into your phone. An adapter that connects the USB end to your phone is required for Android. For iPhones, it’s a Lightning male-to-USB female adapter. For more information, you can visit apple’s official website here.

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