How To Use PS4 DualShock 4 Controller With iPhone And iPad To Play iOS 7 Games [VIDEO]
An updated version of Controllers for All is now available over at Cydia, and allows avid gamers to now use their PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 as fully-functional controller for iOS 7 gaming. This is a very significant development indeed, and if you’ve a jailbroken iDevice, read on for further to discover how you can set your DualShock 4 controller up for compatibility with some of the App Store’s hottest iOS 7 titles.
The most talked-about alterations and enhancements of iOS 7 may relate to the revamped aesthetic of the OS in general, but the latest and greatest firmware release for Apple’s band of mobile devices is far from skin deep. One of the marquee features of iOS 7 is the new API supporting MFi (Made for iPhone) controllers, which has, in turn, seen many third parties jump at the chance to create game pads specifically tailored to the iOS experience. The recent jailbreak has, as jailbreaks tend to, opened the door to even more possibilities, and this tweak means that you mightn’t even need to go out and purchase one of these authorized MFi peripherals in order to enjoy a more precise gaming experience.
The touch-screen has been adapted well by game developers, but despite these advances, there’s no substitute for a physical controller – particularly when engaging in one of those first-person shoot-’em-ups. Thus, MFi has been seen as a progressive move by Apple rather than a step back, but with most folks owning wireless-ready controllers already, going out and purchasing a new one is a bit rich – particularly given the price of iOS devices in the first place.
Controllers for All is fully compatible with iOS 7, as we’ve already told you about it before, and works flawlessly with games updated with MFi controller support. The list of compliant titles is growing by the day.
Setup is simple. Before doing anything, make sure Bluetooth is turned off on your device. First install Controllers for All tweak on your iOS device from Cydia. Once done, Head over to Settings.app->Controllers for All->Controller Type and select PS4 Controller. Now tap the “Pair Controller” button, as shown in the screenshot below.
On the controller, press both the Share and PS buttons simultaneously when prompted to by the tweak until your PS4 controller blinks. Once done, run any iOS 7 MFi controller compatible game to start playing it with DualShock 4.
Controllers for All version 1.1-1 can be found over at the ModMyi repo, and if you’re looking to get more use out of your spare PS4 controller or simply don’t want to pony up for a fancy new MFi controller, this is a tweak you won’t want to pass up on.