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iPhone gains PS5 DualSense Edge controller support

Apple and PlayStation gamers unite!

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PS5 DualsSense edge controllers are now fully compatible with iPhones

Thanks to Apple’s latest iOS 16.4 update, Apple users can now use Sony’s latest PS5 DualSense Edge controller with iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Sony’s controller runs users a pretty penny at $200 each; however, with adjustable triggers, stick sensitivity, and custom controller profiles – it’s hard to deny the price tag with so many features and customization options.

Plus, using the controller with your PS5 and applicable Apple products via Bluetooth means there are more ways to enjoy your tech. This means you’re getting more bang for your buck, and we’re all for that.

How to connect a PS5 controller to an iOS device

Make sure the Player icon is off by holding the PS button until it turns off
Hold the Create button and the PS button together to enter pairing mode
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Enable Bluetooth on your iOS device
Select the controller from the list of Bluetooth deviceshow to connect dualsense to ios 14.5

That’s it. Once you’ve completed these steps, the player indicator light should light up again, and you are free to use your DualSense controller to game on your iOS device.

Worth the charge?

The PS5 DualSense Edge controller runs almost three times the price of the standard DualSense controller, and there’s a reason why.

Sony describes the controller as “ultra-customizable,” and it has tons of features that are meant to upgrade your gaming experience.

Customization starts with adjustable triggers and remappable controls. The controller’s joysticks can be tweaked with different sensitivities and dead zones to be tailor-made to your hands. The list goes on, but the customization makes the price tag worth it.

Gamers who have used customizable controllers like Xbox’s Elite Controller will find some of the same features, like dead zones, stick travel time, and customizable button configurations.

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Do note that while the PS5 DualSense Edge has a lot of options, the battery life is left to be desired. Make sure you have a charger close by.

If you purchase the DualSense Edge controller kit with the carrying case, it will include a wire. Or, you can grab one of the charging stations.

More functionality, more gaming

With iOS 16.4, Apple users can use their PS5 DualSense controllers on different iOS and Mac devices. Thanks to this, now is a great time to try out PS Remote Play.

While remote gaming may not have been the preferred option in the past, it has come a long way. With major updates and faster internet speeds, Remote Play is now a viable option for many gamers.

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Amanda is a freelance journalist who enjoys naps way too much. I fell in love with video games when I bought my N64 and Goldeneye 007 with my birthday money... it's safe to say that birthday was epic. Let's chat!

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