How to pair & use PS5 DualSense Controller on your iPhone, iPad and iOS devices

  • Now you can connect your PS5 DualSense Controller to your iPhone or iPad.
  • Ensure you are on iOS & iPadOS 14.5 or up. Refer to the pre-requisite section to update.
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PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless controller is one of the best gaming controller out there. By holding one of the best controller out there, more and more people are trying to use the DualSense controller not only on their PlayStation 5 console, but somewhere else, such as on iPhone or iPad.

In case you are looking for a way to connect PS5 DualSense controller to your iPhone or iPad, here’s the right place. On the step by step below, I’ll detail how you can easily pair the PS5 DualSense controller to your iOS device.

Pre-requisites before pairing your PS5 DualSense controller to your iOS

1) Ensure you are at least on iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5 or up.

If you are on iOS / iPadOS 14.5 or up, then you are good to go. Here’s how to check your iOS version: Go to Settings > About. Look at the “Software Version”. In case you are not on iOS 14.5 or up, go to Settings > Software Update to update your iOS to the latest.

Note: At the time this article is written & updated, iOS 14.5 is still in beta and currently available for developers & beta testers only, hopefully Apple will soon release iOS 14.5 to both public beta testers and to the masses. In case you can’t wait, head to the bottom of this article to get to know how you can get access as iOS public beta tester, so by the time Apple release iOS 14.5 for public beta testers, you are good to go – it’s FREE by the way.

Here’s how to connect PS5 DualSense Controller to your iOS device: iPhone and iPad

1) Turn on PS5 DualSense wireless controller in pairing mode. Press and hold the PS button and CREATE button (button located on the left side of the touchpad, on top of the D-Pad ) on the PS5 DualSense controller at the same time until the touchpad starts blinking / flashing.

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2) On iOS device, turn Bluetooth on. Now on your iOS device, iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth, turn the Bluetooth ON.

3) Connect to PS5 DualSense controller. Let the iOS scan the nearby Bluetooth device, once appear, tap on DualSense Wireless Controller to start pairing.

That’s it. The PS5 DualSense controller should now paired to your iOS device and you can use it on any controller-compatible games and applications on your device.

PS5 DualSense & PlayStation 5 – Where to get it?

In case you haven’t got yourself on either the PS5 DualSense controller and/or the PlayStation 5 console, here they are.

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Here’s how to get access as iOS Public Beta Tester

At the time this article is written and updated, Apple has just released iOS 14.5 beta, iOS 14.5 is not yet available to the public beta testers, however, you can still proceed to register as iOS Public Beta tester while waiting for Apple to release iOS 14.5 to public beta testers.

To get access to iOS and iPadOS beta and public beta version that Apple has not released to the public, you have to first sign up for either be a developer or a public beta tester, then enroll your iOS device to the program. Everything is free (on public beta tester). do check the detailed steps by step here to install it. The steps are legal and official steps from Apple.

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4 thoughts on “How to pair & use PS5 DualSense Controller on your iPhone, iPad and iOS devices

  • December 11, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Ps5 controllers still are not compatible with iPhone despite iOS 14.3. My controller would not connect and numerous reports confirm that 14.3 doesn’t address this issue.

  • December 15, 2020 at 2:57 am

    This article is inaccurate. 14.3 does not allow Bluetooth connectivity to the Dual Sense PS 5 Controller.

    • December 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for mentioning. I have updated the article to reflect the correct one.

  • February 18, 2021 at 12:51 am

    This article was written in December 2020, yet iOS 14.5 isn’t due out until February 2021 (this current month) 🤨

    How is this helpful to someone trying to pair their iPhone that runs iOS 14.4 (at the latest) to their DualSense RIGHT NOW, and more importantly, how can you see that far into the future??

    PS: Drop the Amazon link to the flux capacitor you purchased


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