How To Connect PS4 Controller To Phone

How To Connect PS4 Controller To Phone

Lately, you spend a lot of time away from home due to your busy work schedule. You have, therefore decided to fool the time between appointments by playing with your smartphone. If I could also connect the pad of the PlayStation 4, of which you are a proud owner. The problem, however, is that you do not have the faintest idea. How to connect the ps4 controller to a phone. Because you have never done it before, therefore, you immediately opened Google to search for information about it, ending up right on this guide of mine.

Well, I’m happy to tell you that you are in the right place at the right time! In fact, below, I intend to explain to you in detail. All the steps to take to reach the goal you have set for yourself. Thus allowing you to play your favourite titles, even from the phone. With the help of the Dual Shock 4. In particular, I will take care to show you the necessary steps to create—a connection between the controller and the Android or iPhone device.

So what else are you waiting to get started? Take a few minutes for yourself. Please make yourself comfortable and read very carefully everything I have to explain on the subject: I’m sure that. At the end of this guide, you will be perfectly able to use the controller in your possession. To spend carefree minutes, playing with your phone. At this point, there is nothing left to do but wish you good reading and have fun!

how to connect the ps4 controller to the phone

Suppose you intend to connect the PS4 joystick to the Android phone. Then I have excellent news to give you immediately. The most recent versions of the Google operating system (from Android 5 onwards, so to speak). Integrate specific drivers for managing the controllers. Bluetooth. Therefore, you can make an association between the two devices in a straightforward way. Without installing third-party apps and, above all, without the need to unlock the root permissions!

Once this is done, move to the Android phone, go to its  Settings  (by touching the gear icon located in the drawer of the device) and tap on the Bluetooth item  (on Android 7.x and earlier) or on the items  Connected devices> Bluetooth  (on Android 8.0 and later). At this point, activate Bluetooth by moving the lever located at the top of the proposed screen to ON. If you are on Android 7.x or earlier, wait for the joystick to appear in the list of available devices; if, on the other hand. You are using a version equal to or later than Android 8.0. You can access the list of detectable devices by touching the item  Pair new device.

As soon as the name of the controller (e.g. wireless controller ) appears in the list, you have to tap on it to start the pairing procedure, which will be completed automatically. After a few moments, you should see the word  Connected next to it to the name of the controller you just paired, and the LED on the controller should glow solid.

After finalizing the pairing between the two devices, if you wish, you can use the DualShock 4 to “control” the Android operating system.

Remote Play

Suppose you have a relatively recent Sony Xperia device ( here is the list of compatible phones and tablets). You can use the connected controller to take advantage of the Remote Play service, which allows you to play the titles installed on the console via the screen of your smartphone or tablet.

Everything works more or less like this: after leaving the PS4 connected to the Internet and in rest mode (and taking care to set the console as the main PlayStation in advance and activate both the remote awakening and the  Remote Play in the settings of itself). Install the appropriate app on the device in question, start it and enter, when requested, the credentials of your PSN account.

For more information on PS4 Remote Play on Xperia devices, I refer you to the official guide published by Sony.

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How to connect PS4 joystick to iPhone

Didn’t you find the information I gave you helpful? As you would like to connect the PS4 joystick to the iPhone and not an Android phone? No problem: starting with iOS  13, Apple has introduced support for console controllers in its operating system.

To use it, you need to pair the DualShock 4 using the classic procedure provided by iOS: first, put the controller in pairing mode by pressing the PS and  Share buttons at the same time, until the central light bar starts flashing rapidly; then go to the iPhone Settings, using the gear icon located on the Home screen of the device, touch the Bluetooth item and, if necessary, move the lever located in the next panel to  ON.

Once the pairing is complete, start the title you want to play (making sure it has controller support). Access the tutorial, if applicable, to view the layout of the keys and… have fun!

If you want to disconnect the controller or disconnect it temporarily, go back to the Settings> Bluetooth section of the iPhone, press the (i) button corresponding to the controller and select the desired item from the screen displayed immediately after.

Remember that, once you have used the controller with the phone of your choice, you must repeat the pairing procedure to connect it again to the PlayStation 4 or a computer: if you do not know how to do it, read without hesitation my guide on how to connect the PS4 joystick, in which I have given you all the necessary information.

If you are using a version of iOS before 13, you can only pair the PS4 controller. To the iPhone by jailbreaking: a practice that I personally advise against.

iPhone: How to connect ps4 controller to phone ios

Nothing complicated on the iPhone either. However, there is a requirement that your iPhone will have to meet. Otherwise, you will not be able to connect the PS4 joystick to your iPhone.

For the device to be able to connect to the PS4 Joystick. You will need to have iOS 13 or later installed. If you haven’t already, go to Settings > General > Software Update and update to the latest version available. If you need help, read our guide on how to update the iPhone.

Once you have updated your iPhone to the latest version of iOS, you are ready to plug in the joystick. Then, press and hold the Share and PS buttons until the controller LED starts flashing white.

Access the settings of your iPhone by pressing the Settings icon that you find in one of the Home screens of the device. Then tap on the Bluetooth item to activate the Bluetooth connection of your iPhone. At this point, search for nearby devices and press DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller to connect the joystick to the phone.

Once connected, the joystick will stop blinking, showing its classic blue light. Now give it a try and move the joystick sticks to navigate the interface of your iPhone. If everything went well, you would be able to connect the PS4 joystick to your phone.

Continuous disconnections? Here’s how to fix it!

Suppose the joystick disconnects too frequently from your Android phone. You can easily fix the problem by installing the Bluetooth Auto Connect App. To solve many problems related to the phone’s Bluetooth connections. It has an option called Continuous Connect, which ensures the continuous connection of the phone to the controller, or any other device, connected to the phone via Bluetooth.

Then, while the PS4 joystick is connected to the phone, start the Bluetooth Auto Connect App and consent to all the notifications that will appear on the screen. At this point, scroll down the page and press the Advanced Options option. Then scroll the page down again. Press the Continuous Connect (Sec) item and enter a value between 2 and 10, then press OK to confirm.

By doing so, the App will ensure that the devices are always connected. If you notice any problems, try changing the numeric value entered in the Continuous Connect (Sec) field.

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Configure the PS4 joystick buttons

Suppose you are using the PS4 joystick on your Android device. You will have already noticed that some controls are not optimized for phone games. This is because not all Android games support the external joystick. However, you can solve the problem by downloading the Octopus App from the Play Store of your Android smartphone.

This application will allow you to configure every single button of the PS4 joystick, for each game installed on your Android smartphone. To adapt the controls to the functions of the game itself.

All you have to do is download and install the application on your phone and start customizing the PS4 joystick controls.

Disconnect the PS4 joystick from your phone

If you are tired of playing on your phone with the PS4 joystick and want to return to your console, disconnecting the PS4 joystick from your phone is a breeze. The first step is to turn off the PS4 joystick, then press the PS button until the blue LED turns off.

If you have an Android phone, go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth, then you tap on ‘ gear icon next to the name Wireless Controller and presses on the item Detach.

If you have an iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth and the list of your devices, find the line DualShock 4 Wireless Controller, then click on the symbol of the, which you can find on his right and presses the item Forget this device.

By doing so, the PS4 joystick will be disassociated from the phone to be reconnected on your PlayStation 4. Then use the joystick USB cable to connect it to the PS4 and press the PS button.

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you will find all the steps necessary to use the controller of your PS4 on Android using Bluetooth technology. In this way, you can play the most famous games. Such as Call Of Duty Mobile using the PS4 controller, directly from your smartphone. or Android tablet. That will allow you to improve your command experience in your games greatly. So let’s see how to use the PS4 controller on Android with Bluetooth :

  • Turn on your PS4 controller so that it can be detected via Bluetooth from your Android smartphone (for simplicity we will use an Android phone as a device, but the guide will also work for other devices such as tablets) to which you want to connect it
  • With the controller turned on, therefore, you will have to press the PlayStation button and the Share button simultaneously for a few seconds. You will then notice that the LED on the controller will start flashing, a sign that the device is ready to be paired with another device, in this case, your Android smartphone
  • Make sure you have Bluetooth turned on on your Android device. You should see the icon referring to Bluetooth in the status bar, and if you still do not see it, it means that it is not active. You can then activate Bluetooth by accessing the smartphone Settings and pressing the Bluetooth item. Then proceed with the activation using the appropriate switch, and you should see the Bluetooth symbol in the status bar now
  • Once Bluetooth is activated on your smartphone, it will start scanning, that is, searching for nearby Bluetooth devices that you can connect with your phone. In this case, the smartphone will have to find the name of the PlayStation 4 controller


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