Should I buy a controller for my iPhone or iPad? – iMore
There are a number of reasons why you might want to use a controller with your iOS device. Perhaps you often play Apple Arcade games, use an emulator, or you have an Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) membership. In most iOS gaming situations, touch controls are available. However, being able to hold an ergonomic grip can feel far more comfortable, give you more control, and prevents your thumbs from blocking any part of the screen. Thing is, controllers are often rather expensive and not everyone needs one. Here are some things to consider to help you determine whether or not it’s worth buying one.
Is it worth it to get a controller for mobile games?
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Whether you play games on Apple Arcade, make use of emulators on iOS, or access games on your iOS device in another way, a controller can make the experience more comfortable and convenient.
You can choose between mobile controllers that basically turn your iPhone or iPad into a Switch-like device with controls on either side of the screen or you can purchase a more traditional controller that is completely separate. Here are some situations where having a controller is beneficial.
You frequently play mobile games: If you play platformers, open-world games, or anything that requires more control, a gamepad will improve the situation. For instance, Ocean Horn 2 and Monster Hunter Stories on Apple Arcade are better with a controller.
The games you play support controllers: Not all iOS games require a controller. For instance, puzzle games like Candy Crush Saga are usually better played with your fingertips and often don’t support gamepads. You can check to see what kind of controllers a game or service supports (if it does at all) and then you’ll want to purchase a compatible option.
If you subscribe to Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud): Now that Xbox’s incredible subscription library is available on iOS, members have access to more intensive games, which often include more intensive menus and controls. An Xbox controller is better suited to handling these tasks, but others can be used as well.
You play online multiplayers: If you’re playing online multiplayers and battle royales like Call of Duty Mobile, you’ll really benefit from having an actual controller. Controllers not only make your device more comfortable to hold, but they also make it easier to press buttons and access menus. Plus, those well-placed buttons and rubber-tipped joysticks can help you react faster to an opponent’s attacks without your thumbs blocking your view.
You’re using PlayStation Remote Play: The PS4 and PS5 allows for Remote Play on iOS. If you’re taking advantage of this ability, then you’ll want to use a PS4 or PS4 controller.
Best controllers for iPhone and iPad
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There are two types of controllers: attached mobile controllers and the more traditional console controllers. Mobile controllers attach directly to your iPhone or iPad, effectively turning them into a Switch-like device with buttons on either side of the screen. Meanwhile, console controllers are separate from the iOS device and were …….