How to pair your PS4 DualShock4 with your iPhone or iPad to play Apple Arcade

by on September 20, 2019

Apple has just launched its brand new subscription service, Apple Arcade. For £4.99 a month you get access to over 100 games in the library including some fantastic titles such as Sayonara Wild Hearts and Overland. The best bit, though, is that the first month is free.

This means that you can have a console quality gaming experience on your iPhone or iPad, with Apple TV and MacOS support coming very soon.

Even better, you can pair your PlayStation 4 DualShock4 controller to your device, and it’s very simple to do. Here’s how.

  1. Hold the PlayStation button and the Share button together for a few seconds. You’ll know it’s in pairing mode as the light bar will blink rapidly
  2. With your iPhone (on iOS 13) or iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth (make sure Bluetooth is turned on!) and you will see “DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless controller”. Touch it, and it’ll be connected.
  3. To be 100% sure it is connected, the DualShock4 light bar will be a gorgeous shade of pink.
  4. Play games with PS4 Dualshock 4 on iPhone or iPad

In case you were wondering if the games are good, we’ve dropped two video reviews to show off some of the highlights.