Pair DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV

If you would like to use your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller with compatible games and applications on an Apple iOS device, you can connect via Bluetooth in a few steps.

DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller compatible devices

Apple devices using the operating systems listed below or later support DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller Bluetooth connections. Once connected, you can use your wireless controller to control compatible games and applications via Bluetooth.

  • iOS 13
  • iPadOS 13
  • tvOS 13


Turn on DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller pairing mode

Before you can connect your wireless controller via Bluetooth, you will need to activate pairing mode:

  1. Press and hold the PS button and SHARE button on the wireless controller at the same time.
  2. The light bar on the back of the wireless controller will start flashing once pairing mode is active.


Connect DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller via Bluetooth
  1. On your Apple device, go to the Bluetooth settings and turn Bluetooth ON.
  2. Select scan for new devices and then choose Wireless Controller.

You can now use your wireless controller to control compatible games and applications on your device.

DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller compatible games and applications

You can use your wireless controller to play games streamed from your PS4 to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch using the PS4 Remote Play app.

Your wireless controller can also be used to play games on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Apple TV which support MFi controllers.

Please note, some wireless controller features are not available when connected to an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV:

  • PS Button and Touchpad

  • The color of the light bar cannot be changed 

  • Rumble, motion sensor, and headphone jack audio connection 

Reconnect DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller to PlayStation®4

To reconnect your wireless controller to your PS4, connect it to the PS4 with a USB cable and press the PS button on the wireless controller.

You can then remove the USB and use the controller wirelessly.

Need more help with your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller?

If it looks like your controller is faulty, please visit the Fix & Replace diagnostic tool to check if your hardware is eligible for an under-warranty repair.

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