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Apple made the process of connecting your controller to an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV simple and easy. PS4 and Xbox One S controllers should be compatible with most games. It is not clear whether Apple will launch the Nintendo Switch ($ 300 on Amazon) Pro Wireless Controller, and we do not know if MacOS PS4 and Xbox One S controllers supported.
An interesting detail is that you can connect multiple wireless controllers to a single device. I could simultaneously connect an Xbox One S controller and a PS4 to my iPhone. However, games that use local multiplayer gameplay are sparse.
Watch our video for step-by-step tracking how to pair and set up an Xbox One or PS4 controller with your iPhone, iPad, or AppleTV.  Connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.
Let's start with the PS4 controllers. The first thing you want to do is make sure your controller is fully charged. Next on an iPhone, iPod Touch (219 USD at Walmart) or iPad go to Settings and then Bluetooth . Go on an AppleTV Settings > Remote controls and devices > Bluetooth .
Hold down the PlayStation button and release the button at the same time your controller. Your Bluetooth list will display Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller . Just tap to connect. Once you connect, the PS4 controller turns pink.
If the controller does not appear, make sure you are out of range of your PS4.
Xbox One S controllers work with your iPhone
Let's now pair an Xbox One controller. Here is the time to quote Gollum of Lord Of The Rings: "Tricksy". Not all Xbox One controllers work with your iPhone, iPad or AppleTV. In particular, you need a model 1708 controller, also known as the one that came with the Xbox One S. The new Elite Series 2 controller should work as well.
To check which model you have, open the battery compartment of your controller and unplug the batteries. On the label inside you can see the model number directly below Redmond, Washington. If you can not see the tiny number, take a photo with the camera and the flash of your phone and then zoom in.
Open the Bluetooth settings on your Apple device to pair the Xbox 1708 controller. Then turn on the controller by clicking the Xbox Logo button, and then clicking the Connect button at the top / front of the controller. The Xbox logo flashes quickly, indicating that pairing mode is enabled.
Check the Bluetooth list on your Apple device and tap Xbox Wireless Controller to connect. The controller should automatically be listed under the devices that are already paired with your device. Occasionally, when we tried, a window appeared asking if I wanted to pair the controller. In this case, tap Pair .
Apple's support for PS4 and Xbox controllers is a smart move. Let's hope the Mac gets the same support sooner rather than later.
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