Connecting the PS4 controller to a mobile phone: How it works for Android and iOS

by Johannes

It is possible to connect your PS4 controller to a mobile phone. The connection works quite easily if you observe a few important points. We tell you how the connection works with Android or iOS.

Connecting thePS4 Controller with an Android phone

If you have an Android device, follow these steps:

  • First disconnect the controller and console by pressing the “Share” and “Playstation” buttons at the same time until the LED starts flashing.
  • On your smartphone, now activateBluetooth in the settings and start a search for available devices.
  • Now your smartphone searches for available devices. Your wireless controller should be in the list.
    • Wait until “Connected” appears. Now the controller is ready for use.
    • Optionally, you can simply connect the controller to your smartphone with a USB cable.
    • Be aware that not all games are compatible with a controller.

    Pairing a Playstation 4 controller with an iOS device

    If you have an Apple device, follow these steps:

    • To connect the controller to your iOS device via Bluetooth, you must have iOS 13 or later.
    • Follow the same steps as described for Android to put the controller into pairing mode.
    • Activate Bluetooth in the settings of your iPhone here as well and start searching for devices.
    • Now the wireless controller should be displayed. Click on it to connect and the controller is now connected to the phone.

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