Sony Details Guide For Using DualShock 4 Controller for Apple Devices

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Sony’s PlayStation brand is one of its well known and strong assets. The PlayStation 4 brought about the DualShock 4 controller which you connect wirelessly to the gaming console

However, we have seen Sony enable the ability to use the DualShock controller with their Xperia lines. Using a dedicated controller makes the experience of playing some games better and that is why Sony adds that support to devices.

Apple announced that they will bring PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller support to Apple devices back in June. Since the latest software powering these devices have been released or are about to be released, Sony has now detailed how you can use the DualShock 4 controller with your Apple device.



The DualShock 4 controller is compatible with Apple devices that run iOS 13, iPad OS, MacOS Catalina and tvOS 13. For devices running MacOS High Sierra or MacS Mojave, you can still connect to the DualShock 4 by using a USB cable or a separate wireless adapter (sold separately) for PS4 Remote Play.

Connecting your Apple device with the DualShock wireless controller will allow you to stream compatible PS4 games to your Apple Device via the PS4 Remote Play App or play games with MFi controller support. The latter includes titles that are coming to the new Apple Arcade subscription service.


For interested Apple device users, you’ll require a number of things: The Remote Play app connected to Wi-Fi, compatible game, PS4 with software version 6.5 or higher, iPhone 7, iPad 6 or second generation iPad with iOS 12.1 or higher and a high speed internet connection.

Although it is cool that you can connect the DualShock 4 wireless controller with your Apple devices, Sony says that some controller features that are not supported. These include the touchpad, vibration function, motion sensor and headphone jack for audio pass-through.

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