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How to connect the PS4 joystick to the phone

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How to connect the PS4 joystick to the 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 and, after careful consideration, you thought it would be great if I could also connect the pad of the PlayStation 4, of which you are proud owner. The problem, however, is that you don’t have a clue how to connect PS4 joystick to phonebecause you have never done it before, therefore, you immediately opened Google to search for information on the matter, ending up 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 giving you the opportunity to play the titles of your choice, even from the phone, with the help of the DualShock. 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 of time for yourself, 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 for me to do but wish you good reading and have fun!

How to connect PS4 joystick to Android phone

If that’s your intention connect the PS4 joystick to your android phone, then I have to give you excellent news immediately: the most recent versions of the Google operating system (from Android 5 onwards, so to speak), integrate specific drivers for the management of Bluetooth controllers. Therefore, you can make the association between the two devices in an extremely simple way, without installing third-party apps and, above all, without the need to unlock the root permissions!

How? Very simple: first, take the DualShock 4, turn it off completely and press the buttons at the same time PS And Shareuntil the central light bar starts at blinking rapidlyto set it in pairing mode.

Once this is done, move to your Android phone, go to hers Settings (by touching the icon in the shape of gear placed in the drawer of the device) and tap on the item Bluetooth (on Android 7.x and earlier) or rumors Connected devices> Bluetooth (on Android 8.0 and later). At this point, turn on Bluetooth by moving to ON the lever located at the top of the proposed screen and, 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 (eg. wireless controller) appears in the list, you just have to tap on it to start the pairing procedure, which will be completed automatically: after a few moments, you should see the wording Connected next to the name of the newly paired controller and the LED on the controller should be solid.

After finalizing the pairing between the two devices, if you wish, you can use the DualShock 4 to “control” the Android operating system: you can “jump” from one icon to another (when the pad is connected, the icons currently selected are highlighted by a colored border) using the directional arrows or theleft analogemulate the tap (or the long tap) by pressing (or holding down) the key square or theright analogemulate the key Menu of Android after pressing theleft analog and finally emulate the key Back / Back of Android by pressing the button X of pad.

When it comes to games, however, things are slightly different: games that are compatible with controllers generally have one internal section in which the functions associated with the controller keys are specified. Some titles also allow you to customize the use of all buttons and analog sticks.

To develop this guide, for example, I used Asphalt 8: Airbornetitle fully compatible with various types of controllers, including the DualShock 4: once the game mode is started, if a controller has already been connected to the phone, the app automatically shows the functions associated with the various keys.

Furthermore, it is possible to choose between different modes of use (Commands A, Commands B And Commands C) and display again how to use the pad (button Instructions) by accessing the section Commands settings (the located at the top right) of Asphalt 8.

In any case, I advise you to read the guide of the game of your interest to obtain additional information on the use of the PlayStation 4 pad, or to search on Google using the key “Controller configuration [titolo gioco] Android “.

To unpair your phone and controller, you need to go back to the section Settings> Bluetooth or Settings> Connected Devices> Bluetoothtap the button located in correspondence with the name of the controller and press the button twice consecutively Delete.

If you need to connect the DualShock 4 to the console (or to another device) again, you can return it to pairing mode by turning it off completely and pressing the buttons immediately afterwards. PS And Shareuntil the central LED starts flashing rapidly.

Remote Play

If you have a relatively recent Sony Xperia device (here the list of compatible phones and tablets), you can use the connected controller to use the service Remote Playwhich 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 Main PlayStation and to activate both the wake up remotely that the Remote Play in the settings of the same), just install thespecial app on the device in question, start it and enter your PSN account credentials when prompted. Once this is done, you can choose any of the games in your library and play it directly from the phone screen, using the previously paired pad.

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

How to connect PS4 joystick to iPhone

Bluetooth DualShock 4 iPhone

You did not find the information I provided earlier useful, as you would like connect the PS4 joystick to the iPhone and not an Android phone? No problem: starting with iOS 13Apple 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 buttons at the same time PS And Share, until the central light bar starts flashing rapidly; then go to the Settings iPhone, using the icon gear located on the Home screen of the device, touch the item Bluetooth and, if necessary, move up ON the lever located in the next panel.

Once this is done, wait a few seconds for the controller name (eg. DUALSHOCK 4) is shown in the list of devices located nearby: when this happens, select the pad, wait a few seconds for the connection to be finalized and that’s it. Once the pairing is complete, start the title you want to play (making sure it has support for the controller), access the tutorial, if provided, to view the layout of the keys and… have fun!

If you wish to temporarily disconnect the controller or disconnect it, access the section again Settings> Bluetooth iPhone, presses the button (the) 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 have to repeat the pairing procedure to connect it again to the PlayStation 4 or to 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 earlier than 13, you can only pair the PS4 controller to the iPhone by jailbreaking: a practice that I personally advise against.