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How to pair your next-gen gaming controller with iOS 14.5

Playing iPhone games with your Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 controller just got way easier.

Living room with Microsoft Xbox Series X (L) and Sony PlayStation 5 home video game consoles alongside a television and soundbar, taken on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
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A feature iPhone users have been clamoring for all year has finally arrived with iOS 14.5: The ability to use Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 controllers to play games on your iPhone.

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Before iOS 14.5, playing games on your iPhone meant dusting off your old PlayStation or Xbox controllers or buying a dedicated third-party controller.

Now you can play those games with the most modern, well-built controllers on the market: Those made for the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.

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