Connect a wireless game controller to your Apple device

Learn how to pair your DualShock 4 or Xbox Wireless Controller to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac. 

Connect your wireless controller to play supported games from Apple Arcade or the App Store, navigate your Apple TV, and more. 

 

See which wireless controllers are supported

  • Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth (Model 1708)
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
  • Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
  • Other MFi (Made for iOS) Bluetooth controllers might be supported

Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.

Pair a controller with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac

Use the instructions that came with your wireless controller to put it into pairing mode. Then learn how to pair a controller with your iOS or iPadOS deviceApple TV, or Mac

Pairing mode steps, button controls, and button customization vary across game controllers. Check with your game controller manufacturer for details. 

If your controller doesn't connect or work as expected

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