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The Supported Devices for Pairing your iPhone

Apple devices and computers support pairing with and using Xbox and PlayStation wireless game controllers.

 iOS 13, iPadOS 13, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina,

Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth (Model 1708)

PlayStation DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller

Pair or unpair a controller with your iOS device

1. Begin with your controller turned off. Then to put your controller in pairing mode:

  • With an Xbox Wireless Controller, press the Xbox button to turn on the controller. Then press and hold the Connect button for a few seconds.
  • With a DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller, press and hold the PS and Share buttons at the same time until the light bar begins to flash.

2. On your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, tap Settings. 

3. Select Bluetooth and check that it's turned on.

  • To pair, find the name of your controller under Other Devices. Tap the name to connect.
  • To unpair, tap Information next to the name of the device, then tap Forget This Device.  

How to Connect your Xbox Controller to your Apple TV 

1. Turn on the Apple TV if you have not done so already

2. Press the Xbox button to power on the Xbox wireless controller

3. Press and hold the Connect button on Xbox controller for several seconds

4. Open the “Settings” app on Apple TV, then choose “Remotes and Devices” and go to “Bluetooth”

5. Select the Xbox controller from the available Bluetooth devices to pair it with the Apple TV

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