Turns out, connecting your PS4 controller to your mobile phone is pretty damn easy. You may have heard about the Call Of Duty Mobile game which just came out. I decided to download it and take it for a spin.
This new Call of duty made me wonder how I could connect my PS4 controller to my phone instead of fumbling with touch screen controls and get owned by the rest of you regular Joe’s.
So I tried the normal DualShock4 pairing process which works when you want to pair a controller to a new PS4 and it worked!
- Simultaneously press & hold the PS button + share button until the light bar on your controller starts flashing repeatedly. Once it’s flashing it’s in pairing mode.
- On your Android device, go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure Bluetooth is turned on
- Press Scan for new device
- Tap Wireless Controller to pair the PS4 controller with your device
Once the controller is paired it will work with mobile games that are compatible with a controller – non-of which I had installed, so I’ll have to wait for the CoD download to finish and then give you feedback on how well it plays.
I don’t have an Xbox but apparently, you can connect that to your Android phone as well;
- On your Android phone, open Settings and head to the Bluetooth menu. Make sure Bluetooth is enabled.
- Turn on the Xbox One controller by holding the Xbox button.
- Look for the sync button on the top left of the Xbox controller. Hold it for a few seconds until the Xbox button begins blinking.
- On your Android phone, scan for nearby Bluetooth devices. After some time, you should see the Xbox One controller appear in the list of nearby devices. Tap it to pair.
- If all goes well, your phone should show a connection to your Xbox One controller, and the Xbox button will stop blinking.