Ps4 Remote Play Ipad Dualshock 4


I'm trying to play Final Fantasy XIV though I can't cycle through my HUD because the touchpad doesn't work. Using the official PS4 remote play app. EDIT: Xbox One controller select button doesn't work either. Might be an app issue. EDIT 2: The top center of the screen, in horizontal position, works for now. The controllers do not. If we consider the former in conjunction with Sony’s Remote Play app, it means that device owners can interact with PS4 games on their iOS 13/iPadOS via a connected DualShock 4 controller connected via Bluetooth. The new compatibility essentially turns an iPhone or iPad into a portable PlayStation 4.

It took a long time, but now the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV finally support PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controllers and some models of Xbox One controllers. It’s super easy to set up these controllers, too, as you’ll see below.

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For this story, we’ll focus on pairing the Sony DualShock 4 with an iPhone or iPad. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 or later and any model of wireless DualShock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4.


Here’s how to get in the action.

How to pair a DualShock 4 with an iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Press Bluetooth. Bluetooth is probably already on, but if it isn’t, flip the Bluetooth toggle at the top of the next page to green.

  3. While the Bluetooth menu is still open, grab your DualShock 4 controller and make sure it’s charged.

  4. Press the PlayStation button and the Share button and the same time and hold them down for a few seconds. The light on the back of your DualShock 4 should start flashing intermittently.

  5. On your iPhone or iPad, you should see “DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller” pop up under Other Devices in the Bluetooth menu. Press it.

  6. The light on the back of your DualShock 4 should immediately switch to a reddish-pink color. Your DualShock 4 is now paired.


How to disconnect your DualShock 4 from your iPhone or iPad

Once you’re done playing with the DualShock 4, here’s how to turn it off. If you want to use the controller, you simply need to hold down the PlayStation button for 10 seconds. On the iPhone, the most convenient method is to use the Control Center.

  1. Open your Control Center on a Face ID-compatible iPhone by swiping diagonally from the upper right of your screen toward the lower left. On a Touch ID-compatible iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of the display.

  2. Press and hold down on the blue Bluetooth icon.

  3. In the menu that pops up, press and hold down the icon that says Bluetooth: On.

  4. You should see “DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller” in the options that pop up. Press it, and your controller will immediately disconnect.

And here’s the (slightly) less convenient method:

  1. Open the Settings app and press Bluetooth.

  2. Under My Devices, you’ll see “DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller.” To the right, you’ll see a letter “i” within a blue circle. Press it.

  3. In the menu that pops up, press Disconnect. The controller should immediately stop working.

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When you want to use the controller again, just press the DualShock 4’s PlayStation button and it should immediately start working.

There’s a good chance it might accidentally turn on this way if you have the DualShock 4 stuffed in your bag. If you’re on a trip, it’s wise to simply unpair the device and re-pair it when you want to play. As you’ve seen above, doesn’t take long.

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To unpair a DualShock 4, just repeat the steps above and press “Forget This Device” instead of Disconnect.