Here’s how to use PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers with your iPhone

Here's how to use PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers with your iPhone

Apple is out with iOS 14.5. The new update adds support for DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers. But how do you pair them? We have you covered!

Follow the steps below for instructions on how to pair your iPhone with the DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for it to work, you will need to make sure that your iPhone is updated to iOS 14.5 or later.

How to pair PS5 DualSense controller to iPhone

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Bluetooth.
  3. On the DualSense controller, hold both the center PS button and the share button (the button on the left side of the touchpad) until the controller flashes. This puts it into discovery mode.
  4. You should now see the DualSense controller as a pairable device. Tap it to pair it.

How to pair Xbox Series X|S controller to iPhone

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Bluetooth.
  3. On the Xbox Series X|S controller, click and hold the pairing button (above the USB-C port) for three seconds. This puts it in discovery mode.
  4. You should now see the Xbox Series X|S controller as a pairable device. Tap it to pair it.

That’s it! Have fun!

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