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How to pair your Xbox One, PS4 controllers with iOS 13

It's easy, once you know how.

The release of iOS 13 brings with it Apple Arcade, and with that, the ability to pair your Bluetooth-enabled Xbox One and PS4 controllers with your phone. This guide is simple, showing you how to pair either controller.

It’s really very easy — here’s how!

Pair your Xbox One controller with iOS 13

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth and ensure Bluetooth is turned on.
  • On your Xbox One Controller, hold the Sync button until your Xbox guide button blinks in rapid succession.

  • On your iPhone, the Xbox One controller will appear under Settings > Bluetooth > Other Devices as Xbox Wireless Controller. Select that device and you’ll be paired!

Pair your PS4 controller with iOS 13

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth and ensure Bluetooth is turned on.
  • On your PS4 Dualshock4 Controller, hold both the Share and PlayStation buttons until the lightbar on the back begins to blink.

  • On your iPhone, the PS4 controller will appear under Settings > Bluetooth > Other Devices as DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller. Select that device and you’ll be paired!

How to remove pairings

If you’d like to remove a controller pairing:

  • On your iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  • Click the i button to the right of the controller you wish to remove.
  • Click Forget This Device.

Easy as — enjoy Apple Arcade!

 

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