How to use a PS5 DualSense or Xbox Series X controller with iPhone, iPad or Apple TV

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With the release of iOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5, Apple users can connect their PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. These are the instructions to connect them.

The following steps will help you pair your DualSense or Series X controller with an Apple device. If you haven't already, you need to update your ‌iPhone‌ / ‌iPad‌ to iOS 14.5 (Settings> General> Software Update) or your ‌Apple TV‌ to tvOS 14.5 (Settings -> System -> Software Update).



How to connect PS5 DualSense controller to iPhone or iPad

  1. apri Settings on your iOS device and search Bluetooth.
  2. On the DualSense controller, press and hold the button simultaneously  Share (next to the D-Pad, with three lines radiating outward) and the button  PS (between the levers). Hold them for at least three seconds, until you see the light flash blue.
  3. On your ‌iPhone‌ / ‌iPad‌, under “Other Devices” tap the PS5 DualSense controller.
  4. Toccata  Connect.

To extend the battery life, once you're done using the controller, go back to settings  Bluetooth and touch the icon of  information  (" i «) Next to the PS5 controller, tap  Disconnect  o  Ignore this device  to remove it from the list.

How to connect Xbox Series X controller to iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the app Settings on your iOS device and go to the menu  Bluetooth.
  2. On the Xbox Series X controller, press and hold the link button on the top of the controller for a few minutes.
  3. On your ‌iPhone‌ / ‌iPad‌, under "Other Devices" tap Xbox Series X.
  4. Toccata  Connect.

To extend the battery life, once you're done using the controller, go back to settings  Bluetooth and touch the icon of  information  (" i «) Next to the Xbox controller, tap  Disconnect  o  Ignore this device  to remove it from the list.



How to connect PS5 DualSense controller to Apple TV

  1. Open the app Settings  on ‌Apple TV‌ and select  Remotes and devices -> Bluetooth.
  2. On the DualSense controller, press and hold the button simultaneously Share (next to the D-Pad, with three lines radiating from the top) and the button  PS (between the levers). Hold them for at least three seconds, until you see the blue light flash.
  3. On ‌Apple TV‌, select the DualSense controller to connect, which will be confirmed via a notification on tvOS.

How to connect the Xbox Wireless Controller to Apple TV

  1. apri  Settings on ‌Apple TV‌ and select  Remotes and devices -> Bluetooth.
  2. On the Xbox Series X controller, press and hold the button collegamento  at the top of the controller for a few seconds.
  3. On your ‌Apple TV‌, select the Xbox Series X to connect, which will be confirmed via a notification on tvOS.

How to connect the DualShock 4 wirelessly to the iPhone or iPad

  1. Press and hold the PS logo and the share button on the DualShock 4 controller at the same time until the light flashes.
  2. Open the app Settings on your iOS device and go to Bluetooth.
  3. Under "Other devices" tap the DualShock 4 controller.

How to connect Xbox Wireless Controller to iPhone or iPad

  1. Press the Xbox button to turn on the Xbox Wireless Controller.
  2. Press and hold the button Connect for a few seconds.
  3. apri Settings on your iOS device and select Bluetooth.
  4. Under "Other Devices", tap the Xbox Wireless Controller.

How to connect the DualShock 4 wireless controller to Apple TV

  1. Press and hold the simultaneously logo PS and the button Share on the DualShock 4 until the indicator flashes.
  2. Open the app Settings on Apple TV> click Remote controls and devices > Bluetooth.
  3. Select the DualShock 4 wireless controller to connect, which will be confirmed via a notification from tvOS.

How to connect the Xbox Wireless Controller to Apple TV

  1. Press the Xbox button to turn on the Xbox Wireless Controller.
  2. Press and hold the button Connect for a few seconds.
  3. Open the app Settings on Apple TV> click Remote controls and devices > Bluetooth.
  4. Select the Xbox Wireless Controller to connect, which will be confirmed by a notification on tvOS.

All of the above steps should work with most console controllers.



Source: MacRumors

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