How to Connect PS5 Controller to iPhone 15: A Step-by-Step Guide

Connecting your PS5 controller to your iPhone 15 is a breeze with the right know-how. In just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to play your favorite mobile games with the precision and comfort of your trusty PlayStation controller. So, are you ready to take your mobile gaming to the next level? Let’s get started!

Step by Step Tutorial: Connecting PS5 Controller to iPhone 15

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s understand what we’re aiming for here. By the end of these steps, your PS5 controller will be paired with your iPhone 15 via Bluetooth, giving you the power to play compatible games with ease.

Step 1: Turn on the PS5 controller’s pairing mode

To begin, press and hold the PS button and the Create button on your PS5 controller until the light bar starts to flash.

The PS button is the one with the PlayStation logo right in the middle of the controller, and the Create button is the small button to the top left of the touchpad. The light bar flashing indicates that the controller is now ready to pair with other devices.

Step 2: Open the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone 15

Next, go to your iPhone’s settings, tap on ‘Bluetooth’, and make sure that Bluetooth is turned on.

Once you’re in the Bluetooth settings, your iPhone will start searching for devices to connect to. Make sure you’re close enough to your PS5 controller for your iPhone to detect it.

Step 3: Select the PS5 controller from the list of devices

Look for a device named ‘DualSense Wireless Controller’ and tap on it to pair it with your iPhone.

The ‘DualSense Wireless Controller’ is the official name of the PS5 controller. Once you tap on it, your iPhone will connect to the controller, and the light bar on your controller will stay lit, signaling a successful connection.

Step 4: Confirm the connection

After a few seconds, a notification will pop up confirming that your PS5 controller is connected to your iPhone 15. You can now start using the controller with compatible games.

If the notification doesn’t pop up, just check if the light bar on the controller is still on. If it is, you’re good to go!

After completing these steps, you’ll be able to enjoy a more immersive gaming experience on your iPhone 15 using your PS5 controller. No more fumbling with touch controls; you’ve got the precision of a console in your hands!

Tips for Connecting PS5 Controller to iPhone 15

  • Make sure your PS5 controller is charged before attempting to connect it to your iPhone. A low battery might interrupt the pairing process.
  • If the controller doesn’t show up in your Bluetooth settings, try resetting it by using a small pin to push the reset button on the back of the controller.
  • Some games may not support controller use, so check the game’s settings or information to ensure compatibility.
  • Keep your iPhone’s firmware up to date to avoid any connection issues with the PS5 controller.
  • If you face persistent connection issues, forget the device in Bluetooth settings and start the pairing process again.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my PS5 controller is in pairing mode?

The light bar on the controller will flash, indicating it’s in pairing mode and ready to connect to other devices.

Can I use my PS5 controller with games that don’t explicitly support controllers?

Generally, no. The game must have controller support built-in for the PS5 controller to work with it.

Will the touchpad on the PS5 controller work with iPhone games?

No, the touchpad functions are not supported when the controller is connected to an iPhone.

What do I do if my PS5 controller won’t connect to my iPhone 15?

Make sure the controller is in pairing mode and that your iPhone’s Bluetooth is turned on. If it still won’t connect, reset the controller and try again.

Can I connect multiple PS5 controllers to one iPhone 15?

Yes, but it depends on the game’s ability to support multiple controllers.


  1. Turn on the PS5 controller’s pairing mode.
  2. Open the Bluetooth settings on your iPhone 15.
  3. Select the PS5 controller from the list of devices.
  4. Confirm the connection.


Now that you’ve got your PS5 controller connected to your iPhone 15, you’re all set to take your gaming to the next level. Whether you’re battling it out in a shooter or racing your heart out, the precision of the PS5 controller is sure to give you an edge. Remember, not all games support controllers, so keep an eye out for those that do. If you run into any trouble, just revisit the tips and FAQ sections to troubleshoot any issues. Happy gaming, and enjoy the newfound control and flexibility that connecting your PS5 controller to your iPhone 15 brings!

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