17 April 2019
Whether on console or PC, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers have been the first choice of preference for gamers. It seems like Apple has recognized this and has made an attempt to capitalize on its popularity by bringing it to its latest version of iOS. Apple has now announced support for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controller on iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. This will definitely encourage mobile gamers to play more on their smartphones.
While it’s easy to pair your controllers with the operating system, that’s just half of the task and the rest lies in the hands of developers. Apple promises support for both controllers on its OS but not every game may have controller support. Unfortunately, this is entirely in the hands of the developer. It’s fairly simple to connect the controllers to the phone. In case of the Xbox One controller, start by pressing the Xbox button. Holding this for three seconds puts the controller into pairing mode. The controller should now be listed under the listed Bluetooth devices on the iPhone or iPad.
To connect the PlayStation 4 controller, press and hold the PS and Share buttons simultaneously on the controller. The light on the controller will start flashing rapidly and it is now in pairing mode. The device should be listed under the Bluetooth devices of your iPhone or iPad. It’s actually that easy and it’s all thanks to Apple with its iOS 13.