Can you connect PS5 controller to Apple Vision Pro?


Apple Vision Pro user holding controller
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Apple's revolutionary mixed reality headset, the Vision Pro, has made waves since its announcement at Apple's 2023 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC23) on June 5, 2023. With its official release in the US on February 2, 2024, this cutting-edge device has garnered attention for its immersive mixed reality experiences. Now, as users experiment with its possibilities, the question lingers, can you connect the PS5 controller to Apple Vision Pro?

Although the Apple Vision Pro has received some negative comments for not being completely wireless, with an external battery pack connected by a cable, it is still a technological marvel and the best headset on the market. We have seen already in presentations people holding PS5 dual sense controller, but can you connect it to Apple's latest device?

How to connect the PS5 controller to Apple Vision Pro

PS5 controller connected to Apple Vision Pro
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Apple Vision Pro PS5 controller support

According to Apple, the Vision Pro supports a wide range of popular game controllers, including the PlayStation 5 controller thanks to the latest iOS. Connecting it to the Apple Vision Pro is not an arduous task, and we have a step-by-step guide prepared for you to follow, for the best immersive experience:

Prepare your PS5 Controller

  • Turn off the controller if it's on.
  • Press and hold the PS button and the Create (or Share) button at the same time until the light bar starts flashing, indicating that the controller is in pairing mode.

Access Bluetooth settings on your Apple Vision Pro

  • On your Apple Vision Pro, navigate to Settings > Bluetooth.

Pair the controller:

  • Select the PS5 controller from the list of available devices in your Bluetooth settings.

Customize your controller (optional):

  • If desired, go to Settings > General > Game Controller to customize buttons for supported games from Apple Arcade and the App Store.

Unpairing a Bluetooth device

  • If needed, go to Settings > Bluetooth, tap the Information button next to the device's name, and select "Forget This Device."

Quick disconnection from Bluetooth devices

  • Open Control Center on your Apple Vision Pro, and tap the Bluetooth button to quickly disconnect from all connected Bluetooth devices without turning off Bluetooth.

Apple's decision to include support for PlayStation 5 controllers in the Vision Pro adds a new dimension to its mixed-reality headset. While questions linger about the collaboration between Apple and Sony in the gaming arena, users can now enjoy an enhanced gaming experience on the Vision Pro. It is even possible to play PS5 games on Apple Vision Pro through the MirrorPlay iPad app.

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