You know that age-old prejudice that gaming on a smartphone is much less enjoyable than when you’re experiencing it on a console or PC. And we’re not here to contradict the idea, neither to confirm it. What’s for sure is that gaming becomes a lot more fun on both an iPhone or iPad when you attach a controller to such a device.
The whole process of connecting the controller doesn’t necessarily have to be frustrating, but actually very pleasant. Also, you must know that not all smartphone games support a controller.
Connect the PS4 controller via Bluetooth
The process is actually very simple once you get used to it:
- Turn the Bluetooth function on from your mobile device
- Hold down the ‘share’ and PS buttons on the PS4 controller until the light bar starts to flash
- Select the controller from your mobile device, and you’re done.
One hugely popular game that doesn’t support a controller is Call of Duty: Mobile. Released in October last year, the game gathered a huge amount of players since it was downloaded 100 million times in just one week after its launch. This is how the developers of Call of Duty Mobile are boasting about their game:
Official CALL OF DUTY® designed exclusively for mobile phones. Play iconic multiplayer maps and modes anytime, anywhere. 100 player Battle Royale battleground? Fast 5v5 team deathmatch? Sniper vs sniper battle? Activision’s free-to-play CALL OF DUTY®: MOBILE has it all.
Further, the description says:
Console quality HD gaming on your phone with customizable controls, voice and text chat, and thrilling 3D graphics and sound. Experience the thrill of the world’s most beloved shooter game, now on your phone for easy on-the-go fun.
Are you already eager to play games on your iPhone using a PS4 controller? You’d better be!
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.