Now Sony’s DualSense controller can be used to play PS5 games on an Apple device after the latest version of the PS Remote Play App is upgraded for iOS. Sony has rolled out the ability for iPads running iPadOS 14.5 and iPhones running iOS14.5, giving users the option to use a DualSense instead of an older DualShock controller. Even if the users choose to use the newer controller, though users will not be getting the whole experience on the remote play.
Through a post on a PlayStation support page, Sony shared that the DualSense controller is now compatible with Apple devices and connected using Bluetooth. iPad, iPhone, iPad Touch model running on iOS 14.5 and later Mac machines running macOS Big Sur 11.3. Now users can play PS5 games using DualSense controller.
According to several PS5 players on Reddit and TheVerge with adaptive triggers, games can be enjoyed as they’re supposed to be played on an iOS device. The presence of haptics can be pretty random. Basic rumbling haptic feedback seems to support but not more advanced haptics for titles like Control. The gameplay experience can be elevated by seeing tactile feedback; its absence could make certain games less enjoyable than they would be with the feature. According to the Verge, DualSense’s built-in speakers, microphones, and headphone jack also won’t work on the remote play.
Connecting DualSense controller to Apple device –
- On the controller, turn on the pairing mode, press and hold the create button and then press and hold the PS button till the light bar blinks.
- On the device, turn on the Bluetooth, and the list of nearby Bluetooth should be reflected in the DualSense controller.
- The controller has to be selected, and on DuelSence light bar will blink. The player indicator will light up.
DualSense controller can be used to play compatible games using the PS Remote Play app. Games that support MFi controllers can also be played. With one device at a time, the controller can be paired.