Playing games on PS5 is a lot of fun, and the new DualSense controller with its adaptive haptics and triggers is a big part of that excitement. However, if you’re anything like me, chances are you enjoy playing a lot of mobile games, and a myriad of smartphone games support controllers on phones, which is amazing. So if you want to play Call of Duty: Mobile on your iPhone or Android phone with a controller, here is how you can connect the PS5 controller to your iOS and Android devices.

Connect PS5 controller to iOS/Android device

In this article, we are going to discuss how you can connect the new DualSense controller to iOS (or iPadOS) devices as well as Android smartphones and tablets. Depending on the device you want to connect your PS5 DualSense controller with, you can use the table of contents below to jump to an appropriate section.

Connect PlayStation 5 controller to iPhone/iPad

If you’re using an iOS or iPadOS device, here’s how to connect your DualSense controller to your iPhone or iPad.

  • Press and hold the PS button and the new Create button on the PS5 controller until the light starts flashing.
  • On your iPhone (or iPad), go to Settings -> Bluetooth. You will see the ‘DualSense Wireless Controller’ listed under ‘Other Devices’ here. Simply press it to connect the PS5 controller to your iPhone.

Once you’ve connected the controller to your iOS device, you can jump into any game you want to play on your iPhone and use the controller to play the game. It’s that simple. Pretty cool, right?

Connect the PlayStation 5 controller to an Android device

On the other hand, if you’re using an Android phone or tablet, the process is pretty much the same, but I’ll mention it here for clarity.

  • Press and hold the PS button and the Create button on your DualSense controller.
  • On your Android device, go to “Settings -> Bluetooth & Device Connection” and tap “DualSense Wireless Controller” from the list of available devices.

This method will pair the controller with your Android smartphone or tablet. You can now play any game compatible with your PS5 controller on your Android phone.

List of mobile games with controller support

If you are wondering if your favorite game supports PS5 controller on iPhone and Android, here is a list of games with controller support you can try.

iOS and Android games with controller support
1941 Frozen Front
mana adventures
Adventures of Pip
Modified Beast Classic
Another world
Aralon: Forge and Flame
arcane soul
Asphalt 8
Astro Duel
Bloo kid 2
Boulder Dash
Call of Duty: Mobile
Comet Racer
Commander Cool
Commander Pixman
cows in space
Crash Drive 2
crazy snowboarding
Crazy Snowboard Pro
Crusaders of Light
dark echo
dead cells
Faulty trigger
dead point
Death Road in Canada
smiles of death
Disgaea 1
Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition
Dragon Mania Legends
extended edge
City of Eswat besieged
FEZ Pocket Edition
Fly away
goat simulator
Golden Ax Classics
Great mountain adventure
GRID Autosport
Groove Vortex
GTA: Chinatown Wars
GTA San Andreas
Gunslugs 2
heavy blade
I am the hero
impossible road
It’s full of sparks
jade empire
Jetpack Joyride
Go by car
Kingdom: New Lands
Leo’s Fortune
Line 2
little big adventure
man man
March: New Home VR
Max Payne Mobile
Metal Slug 3
modern fight against
muffin knight
chrome neon
strange world
Off-road rumble
Overkill 2
Ace Driver
Portal Knights
brutal post
Reckless Race 3
Samurai Showdown II
She wants me dead
Sky Gamblers
Sniper Fury
soul knight
space grunts
Space Harrier II
Space Marshals 2
star warfare 2
Stardew Valley
To stay
To stay together
Stickman 2 Base Jumper
Stickman Basketball
Stickman Basketball Blitz
Stickman Battlefields Premium
Stickman Disc Golf Battle
soccer stickman
Suzy Cube
tail drift
Tank Ace
The Binding of Isaac
The deer god
The New World Is
The Rocky Horror Show
Ditto’s Swords
Thimbleweed Park
Time recoil
Top Gear: Extreme Car Parking
Trigger on the road
turbo league
turtle tumble
Venture Kid
wonder boy

Apart from these mobile games, you can even use PlayStation 5 controller to play PC/console games via Xbox Cloud Gaming on your Android device. Unfortunately, the same is not true for iOS users, as Microsoft is still trying to bring xCloud to Apple devices.

Use the PS5 controller with Android and iPhone

This is how you can connect a DualSense controller to your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone/tablet. Playing games with controllers is something many people prefer due to the better touch control or more screen real estate on offer to enjoy the gameplay. So what games would you like to play with the PS5 controller connected to your phone? Let us know in the “Comments” section.