Apple’s first iOS 14.5 beta included support for not just the PS5 DualSense controller but also the Xbox Series X controller as initially noted by our sister site Macrumors. Following last week’s big event where Apple showcased the new M1 iPad Pros, iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and tvOS 14.5 have just gone live on all supported devices. With these updates, the PS5 DualSense and the Xbox Series X controllers are now supported. If you’d like the full list of new features, read this. I just tested my DualSense controller on my iPad Pro across a few Apple Arcade games and Genshin Impact. It works perfectly even with screenshots and video screen recording capturing. The new controller customization option in the iOS and iPadOS settings app lets you do quite a bit when you have a controller paired. Check it out below for the DualSense controller.
Now that the main iOS and iPadOS updates are out, I hope Sony updates its own PS Remote Play app for using the controller and all the features. We’ve definitely come a long way from the initial MFi controller support days to iOS 13 and iOS 14 that both brought a much better controller experience to iOS and iPadOS. If you don’t already own the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S, are you planning on buying one of the controllers for iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, or tvOS 14.5?