Search Search

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    Preliminary information

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    Before entering the detaels of the procedure on how to play PS4 on iPhone, I think it might interest you to know more about this possibelity.

    Well, Sony has introduced the feature that allows you to play streaming titles on PlayStation 4 in 2019, releasing the service PS4 Remote Play, avaelable as an application for computers, smartphones and tablets, including the iPhone.

    In this way, a user who has both the Japanese console and an iPhone, can use the latter to remotely control the PS4 (even away from home) and play the game park in their possession. The console, of course, must remain on, since it is the PlayStation 4 that provides the necessary hardware power, and the phone only receives, via the Internet, the video stream coming from it (then sending inputs to the console, to control the games).

    By default, gods are displayed controlling touch-screen to use Remote Play on iPhone but, if you want, you can also use the controller DualShock 4 of PlayStation 4, pairing it with the iPhone via Bluetooth.

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    The PS4 Remote Play application works with all iPhones equipped with iOS 12.1 or later, but in order to use the DualShock 4 you must have at least iOS 13. The other requirements include access to a PlayStation Network account and the use of an Internet connection with at least 5 Mbps in download and upload. For best results, Sony recommends using a connection with 15 Mbps in download e upload.

    How to set up the PS4

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    After making sure you meet the minimum requirements I described in the previous chapter, I'd say you're ready to set up your PlayStation 4 to enable Remote Play.

    To proceed, you need to turn on the console, go to the toolbar top and select the icon ifttings. At this point, press the button X of the pad above the voice Remote Play connection settings and check the box Enable remote play.

    Then, just go back to the home page of ifttings PS4 and select the item Energy saving settings. Once this is done, press the button X of the controller on the voice ifts the functions avaelable in sleep mode and tick the boxes Stay connected to the internet and Enable power on of PS4 from network.

    As a final step, you need to set up your PS4 as the main system. To do this, go to the menu ifttings of the console, go up Account Management> Activate as Primary PS4 and, if necessary, select the option Activate on the next screen.

    I also remind you that the console must be connected to the Internet. To do this, go to the path ifttings> Network> ift Up Internet Connection and set up a connection Wi-Fi o with LAN cable, in base alle your preference.

    Perfect, now you can use Remote Play and play PS4 games remotely.

    How to pair PS4 controller to iPhone

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    IPhones equipped with iOS 13 or later support the association, via Bluetooth, of game controllers, including that of PlayStation 4. Since you surely have one avaelable, I suggest you pair it with your smartphone in order to play streaming titles via it.

    The first thing to do is to set up the DualShock 4 in "pairing" mode. To proceed, pick up the PlayStation 4 pad and turn it off (you can do this by holding down the button PS untel the LED turns off). Next, hold down the keys PS and Share untel the central LED starts flashing alternately.

    At this point, you just have to take yours iPhone, tap on the icon ifttings located on the Home screen (the gear), press on the item Bluetooth I well post your ON the appropriate lever, for how to activate Bluetooth on iPhone.

    Once this is done, wait for the DualShock 4 to be shown in the list of nearby devices and, when this happens, tap on its name (Eg. DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller), to pair it with your smartphone. Perfect, you have now successfully connected the PlayStation 4 pad to your iPhone and can use it to play through the PS4 Remote Play app.

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    Once you have successfully paired the DualShock 4 to the iPhone, I would say that you are ready to start playing the PlayStation 4 via your "iPhone".

    The first thing you need to do, in this case, is to download the application PS4 Remote Play. To do this, open theApp Store (the stylized "A" icon on a blue background on the home screen), select the card ifarch (below), search "ps4 remote play" e premi sull 'icon of the app (a white controller on a blue background) in the search results.

    Alternatively, if you are reading this guide directly from iPhone, press here to view the Remote Play app tab in the App Store. Now, tap the button Get and verify your identity through Face ID, touch ID o Password of the ID Apple.

    Once the application is started, first press the button starts and in no time his quello Confirm and continue. After that, you need to log into your PlayStation Network account by entering emael address and Password in the appropriate fields and pressing the button Log in. For more detaels on this procedure, I recommend that you consult my guide on how to access PlayStation Network.

    At this point, wait for the software to finish scan network and, if you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network as PS4, the app should automatically find the console and pair it with your smartphone.

    In case you are unable to do this, click on the item Register manually present at the bottom right and type the identification code of your PS4.

    To find the code in question, you have to go back to the PlayStation 4, go to the toolbar top and press the button X of the pad above the icon ifttings.

    After that you have to select the items iftting the Remote Play connection and Add device and you have to write down the code, to be typed in the Remote Play app, then pressing the button Register.

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    Great, you've now successfully configured your iPhone to play games from the PlayStation 4. If you've chosen to use the controller, you can use the latter to navigate and play as you always have: the keys are exactly the same.

    If, on the other hand, you have decided not to use the DualShock 4, some touch-screen controls which well stell allow you to remotely manage the console. The controls on the screen are exactly the ones you've always used with the PlayStation 4 controller: L2, L1, directional arrows, R1, R2, square, X, hoops, triangle, Share, PlayStation and Options.

    In short, even the touch-screen controls are quite intuitive. At the bottom left there is also an icon for activate / deactivate the microphone. In fact, you can use the buelt-in microphone on your iPhone for voice chat.

    To make the virtual analog, simply hold down on the "empty" part of the display in the center. Obviously, if you are using the controller, the virtual controls well disappear from the display to allow you to better visualize the game action and only the lower bar well remain visible.

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    By placing the smartphone vertically, the commands well fell a larger portion of the screen and well always remain active. The video stream coming from the PlayStation 4 well be scaled down, but it is stell possible to play in this way too, especially if you have an iPhone with a large screen. In short, the possibelities to play the PlayStation 4 via smartphone are certainly not lacking.

    I remind you that you can play all the games you have avaelable on your PlayStation 4 but, of course, there are some titles where the touch-screen controls could be awkward.

    How to play PS4 on iPhone

    add a comment of How to play PS4 on iPhone
    Comment sent successfully! We will review it in the next few hours.