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How To Use PS4 DualShock 4 With iPhone & iPad On iOS 8

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The DualShock 4 is hands-down the best game controller on the market. If you own a PS4, you can now also play iOS games with your DualShock 4 on your iPhone and iPad! We show you how to connect DualShock 4 with iPhone and iPad after the jump.

dualshock 4 with ipad

Sony’s flagship smartphones – the Xperia Z2 and Z3 – come with the ability to connect with the DualShock 4 controller for remotely playing games on the PlayStation 4 over your home Wi-Fi network. It is one hell of a killer feature for avid gamers, and one that is, unfortunately, not possible on any other smartphone.

However, you can get a similar if not better level of enjoyment out of using your PS4’s DualShock 4 on your iPhone and iPad. The difference here is that you will be using the controller to play iOS games instead of full-blown PS4 console games.

Assuming you have jailbroken your iPhone and iPad on iOS, open Cydia, and search for Controllers for All. It uses the MFI API introduced in iOS 7 to allow the user to play any MFI-supported game using any of the many third-party controllers supported by Controllers for All.

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Once installed, go to Settings > Controllers for All, and select PS4 Controller from Controller Type. Tap Pair from the bottom, and follow on-screen instructions. You will need to press and hold the PS and Share buttons on the DualShock 4 simultaneously until the lights on its back start pulsing. Controllers for All ought to connect with your device then.

You also need to actually disable Bluetooth before you can start playing games. You can do this from the Control Center by swiping up from the button from the screen, and tapping on the Bluetooth symbol (it looks like a stylized B). Controllers for All apparently uses a different implementation of Bluetooth to work, and that requires Bluetooth to be turned off. Doesn’t make sense to me, but I didn’t develop the app so forgive me.

Now, whenever you launch an MFI-controller supported game – you can see the list of supported games here – you will be asked to connect your PS4 DualShock 4 controller by pressing the PS Button.

That’s it! Using this method, you can play iOS games using the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4!

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4 Comments

  1. Hi There! Is there any way to use PS4 controllers on IOS8 without Jailbreak??
    Thanks!

    1. All you have to do is reconnect the mini usb cable to the controller and connect it back to the ps4. Hit the PS button on the controller and voila you are able to use it with the ps4 again.

  2. Hi I had purchased a DS4 and the Tweak, I have a iPhone 4, and when playing a game (not 1 or 2, but all of them) sometimes the input just lags and keep doing the same thing over and over, like if I was shooting and it freezes then I will stuck shooting until the lag passes, and this is annoying, is it ‘cuz my device is not too modern or a faulty DS4(not a problem in PC)? I tryed to find a solution but could not find anything. Please any advice will be good.