How to connect Xbox and PlayStation controllers to iPhone with iOS 13?

ByGoraud Mazanec 2019-10-12 616

It is possible that you have in mind to give use, if you don't already give it, to the Apple Arcade platform and thus enjoy the flat rate offered by the new service of the company Cupertino. If you have a terminal with the operating system iOS 13, it is possible to connect the controls of the most commonly used consoles today. We show you how to do it.

How to connect Xbox and PlayStation controllers to iPhone with iOS 13

The truth is that there are quite a few games that with a remote it is possible to achieve better results, such as action games or those in which you have to drive, so it is not a bad idea to try with those at home and ale own Xbox One or PlayStation 4, as both are compatible with the latest version of the Apple operating system as they use Bluetooth technology to work wirelessly.

By the way, to achieve synchronization is not necessary to install any application on the iPhone, as the terminal of the American firm includes everything necessary to establish communication and that access is recognized and can be used with games (whether part of Apple Arcade or not). However, you must be sure that in your terminal you use the latest version of the operating system of the company led by Tim Cook.

How to connect the Xbox One controller to iOS 13

Check that the accessory you have is one of those that uses the necessary technology, to do so check the model number starts with 1708. If this is the case, look for the pairing button on the top of the device (we recommend that you first access the Bluetooth detection of the iPhone you have). Once you have located it, press it continuously and, in a short time, you will see the name Xbox Wireless Controller on the screen of the handset. Use it and follow the steps as usual, as if you were adding an AirPod headset.

Connect the Xbox One controller to iOS 13

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The steps are similar, since in this case you have to press the PlayStation button in the central area of the controller, between the two joysticks and, at the same time, the so-called Share button that is right next to the crosshead on the left side (above). Hold until the accessory light starts flashing and, when this happens, within seconds appears in the list of devices available in the phone with the name Dualshock Wireless Controller 4. Select it and it will be added.

Final Steps for Using the Controls

Now, as the need arises, when you want to use one of the controls indicated above, simply click on its name in the Other devices list in the Bluetooth section on the iPhone with iOS 13 that you have used. Once this is done, you can start using it with the games, you will be able to see more in detail the element connected in My devices. It's that simple.


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