How To Use iOS Remote Play App + Dualshock 4
by Dylan Blight
Last week Sony released the Remote Play App for iOS that lets you play your PS4 games on your iPhone or iPad device. The only downfall to this (apart from some slight connection issues, of course) is that you have to use an on-screen touch control layout. You can not sync your PS4 control up to your iPhone or iPad, but a workaround has been found to allow you to play your PS4 games, with a Dualshock 4, on your iOS device.
I hope this guide helps you somewhat. I saw a lot of people trying to explain how to do this in various Youtube comment sections and it was confusing me, so this will hopefully be a bit easier to understand.
Let me walk you through this set-by-step.
Step 1.) Make A Second Account
If you already have a second account on your PlayStation 4, good, you'll need it. If you don't have one, it is required for this workaround, so grab another email address and make a secondary PSN and profile on your PlayStation. And yes, a full PSN account is required, a guest account will not work for this workaround.
Step 2.) Sign On To That Secondary Account And Connect
Sign in to the secondary account on your PlayStation 4 and connect that account up to the iOS Remote Play App by signing into the account on that as well. If you were already signed into your main account on the app, you must sign out of that account and sign in with the new account.
Step 3.) The Fun Part, Using Your DualShock 4
Press the PS Button on your Dualshock 4 controller and assign its profile as YOUR MAIN ACCOUNT. If you try to assign the Dualshock to your secondary account that you're currently logged in on your PlayStation 4 and Remote Play App with, you will get logged out of the app, so make sure to click on your main profile.
It'll probably take a few seconds but once it has you'll be able to press the PS Button once again and it'll switch profiles on your console over to your main profile and vwa-lah. You are now able to play games on the iOS app using your DualShock 4 controller.
You'll notice only the DualShock 4 will work and the touch-screen controls won't and this is because the app has that 'controller' assigned to your secondary profile. No different to logging into two separate accounts on your PlayStation 4 with two DualShock 4, or other controllers.
Playing Apex Legends on a tiny screen, with a controller or not, is still very hard. Have fun though.