How To Connect a PS4 Controller To iPhone


PS4 Controller To iPhone Guide


iOS 13 will bring this much-wanted feature to your favorite pocket gaming device

How To Connect a PS4 Controller To iPhone

As iPhone games become more robust, even with many console titles in terms of visuals and gameplay, it can be difficult to get a pleasant experience without using an external controller. Thankfully, you can learn to connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone, and this can be done easily.

Important: You must be running iOS 13 or later to take advantage of this functionality. This version of iOS was only available as a public beta at the time of publication, with the official release slated in late 2019. For information about how to install iOS 13 beta, please visit Apple's beta software program.


How To Pair A PS4 Controller To iPhone


If you have never thought to pair your PS4 controller with your iPhone, don't feel bad; This is not something you would automatically think to do. However, you can do it, and the process is very simple.


  • On your iPhone, make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
  • On your PS4 controller, hold down the PS button (the one with the PlayStation logo on it) and the share button simultaneously until the light bar on the controller starts to blink.
  • Your controller is now ready to pair. You should notice a new entry on the Bluetooth settings screen of your iPhone, located in the Other devices section. If you are using the default PS4 controller, tap on the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller. 
  • If the pairing is successful, the PS4 controller list should be in the My Tools section and with the word "Connected". Your PS4 controller is now connected to your iPhone and can be used with any iOS app that supports it.
How To Connect a PS4 Controller To iPhone



What iPhone games can I play with my PS4 controller?

Since this functionality is still in its infancy, the number of App Store titles compatible with your PS4 controller is limited, although this list will undoubtedly grow as time goes on. That said, some popular iPhone games like Fortnite respond to the controller quite well.


Can I play iPhone games with my PS4 controller?

Since this functionality is still in its infancy, the number of App Store titles compatible with your PS4 controller is limited, although this list will undoubtedly grow as time goes on. That said, some popular iPhone games like Fortnite respond to the controller quite well.


Can I play PS4 games on my iPhone?


Yes! And now that you have paired the PS4 controller with your iPhone, it is a match made in gaming heaven.

Note: If the pairing is successful, the PS4 controller list should be in the My Tools section and with the word "Connected". Your PS4 controller is now connected to your iPhone and can be used with any iOS app that supports it.

  • Turn on your PS4 and confirm that it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone. To take advantage of this functionality, your iPhone and PS4 must be on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Open the PS4 Remote Play on your iPhone.
  • Tap on Start.
  • Enter the email address and password associated with your PlayStation account.


How To Connect a PS4 Controller To iPhone

  • Tap on Sign In.
  • The app will now try to locate your PS4. This process may take some time so be patient.
  • Once located, the app will first register, then connect to its console.
  • If your Wi-Fi signal is too weak or your connection speed is not fast enough for remote play, the process will stop and you will receive a message letting you know.

How To Connect a PS4 Controller To iPhone


  • After successfully connecting your iPhone to the console you will be presented with the standard PS4 interface in split-view mode with a touchscreen controller. Simply select a game on your PS4, using your physical controller to navigate.
  • Once the game launches, rotate your iPhone horizontally into landscape mode so that most of the on-screen buttons disappear, and most of the displays on your iPhone are used for the game itself.
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