How to Connect PS5 DualSense Edge Controller to iPhone or iPad

Apr 14, 2023 - Leave a Comment

Use PS5 Controller on iPhone or iPad

The Playstation 5 DualSense Edge controller is a popular game controller that is obviously used for the PS5, but you can also use the PS5 DualSense Edge controller for gaming with an iPhone or iPad if you’d like to.

Gaming in iOS or iPadOS with a game controller can really improve the playing experience for many popular games on the platform, so if you have a PS5 controller and want to try this out, read along to learn how to pair the two together.

How to Connect & Pair PS5 DualSense Edge Controller to iPhone & iPad

You must have iOS 16.4 or newer on iPhone or iPadOS 16.4 or later on iPad to use the PS5 controller with the Apple device.

  1. From iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app
  2. Go to “Bluetooth”
  3. On the Playstation 5 DualSense controller, press and hold the oblong button with three lines coming out of it on the upper left side above the thumbpad, along with the PS button, for three seconds until the light bar starts flashing blue
  4. Pair a PS5 DualSense Edge Controller for use on iPhone or iPad

  5. On the iPhone / iPad, tap on the PS5 DualSense Edge controller, then tap Pair

Now the PS5 controller is synced with the iPad or iPhone, and you’re ready to game with the controller.

Depending on what game you’re playing you may have to configure some settings in the game itself, but most games with controller support are already setup well to use controllers.

You can also connect the PS5 controller to a Mac for gaming, or an Apple TV for gaming too.

Happy gaming!


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Games, iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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