How to Connect a ps5 Controller With iPhone, iPad and Mac

Wether you’re into Apple Arcade or fancy going for some proper AAA gaming you’re going to need a controller. In this video we cover how to pair and use your PS5 DualSense controller to your iPad, iPhone or your Mac.

To pair your controller

  1. On your PS5 controller press and hold the playstation button and the share button (its the one of the top left hand side)
  2. Wait till the Playstation 5 controller starts pulsing blue then it’s ready for pairing.
  3. On your iPhone or iPad running iOS 14.5 or iPadOS 14.5, open Settings
  4. Tap on Bluetooth
  5. If all goes well you will see your controller on the bluetooth screen.  Click connect and viola.

Now it’s worth mentioning that the majority of games will see your PS5 controller but show Xbox controller buttons. This is due to developers following the reference guides for MFI controllers.

Basically this means that A is X
B is circle
Square is X and
Triangle is Y.

Also you won’t get the full use of your your £60 playstation controller.  Motion controls, touch pad, adaptive triggers and haptic feedback don’t work at all and it’s unclear if any developers can and will use these features in the future.