How to Use Your iPhone as Keyboard on PS4

PS4 is a great gaming console. Running all types of games, giving you all the entertainment at one place, allowing you to browse the internet, YouTube, watch movies, listen to music and what not. However, there is one thing that irritates most of the gamers the most. That is the keyboard. It feels so easy to type anything on the keyboard, but typing anything feels a bit tough and irritating on PS4 using the controller. If you are also one of those who feels typing on PS4 using controller a bit annoying, there is a piece of good news for you. We have brought you a method using which you can use your iPhone as the keyboard on PS4. Yes, it is possible and you can do it as well if you own an iPhone. Just follow the steps that have been provided below to type using your iPhone on your PS4.


Before you begin, there are few things you should take care of before beginning the procedure. All these steps are important if you wish to successfully use your iPhone as Keyboard on PS4.

• Make sure your PS4 is on.
• Your PS4 should be connected to Wi-Fi.
• Your iPhone should also be connected to the same Wi-Fi to which your PS4 is connected.

Steps to Use iPhone as Keyboard on PS4

Step 1: First of all you will need the official PS4 app on your smartphone. Just head over to the Apple App Store and search for the PS4 app.

Step 2: Once you see the PS4 app on your screen, download and install it on your iPhone.

Step 3: Once the app is downloaded, open the PS4 application.

Step 4: In the PS4 application, look at the bottom left corner. There you will see an option named “Connect to PS4”. Tap on it.

Steps to Use iPhone as Keyboard on PS4

Step 5: A new screen will appear on your iPhone with just text on it asking you to add your PS4 with the iPhone.

Step 6: Now turn on your PlayStation 4 and open the main screen.

Step 7: Open Settings on your PlayStation 4.

Step 8: In Setting, find the “PlayStation App Connection Settings” and Press X Button. You might have to scroll down a bit in order to find that option.

Step 9: A new screen will appear with an “Add Device” option on it. Press button X on the controller.

Step 10: In a new screen you will find an 8 digit number. This is the same number that you will have to enter on your iPhone. There is a limited amount of time in which you should enter the code in your iPhone PS4 app.

Step 11: After entering the number on the PS4 app, tap on the send button.

Step 12: Now you will receive a notification on your TV or PS4 informing you of a newly added device which you also be able to see on the screen.

Step 13: Now you have successfully connected your iPhone to your PS4. Now go to PS4 app home screen. There you will find an option saying “Second Screen”. Tap on it.

Step 14: In the new screen, search the top left corner for two small icons. These two options allow you to control your PS4 via iPhone. The first option is just a remote. Tap on the second keyboard icon or the right icon among the two.

Step 15: It will open a keyboard in front of you using which you can type on your PS4 using your iPhone. We recommend to turn your iPhone sideways and type comfortably.

And that is all. You have successfully connected your iPhone and you can use it as a keyboard on your PS4. When you are done, you can disconnect your iPhone from PS4 and can reconnect it anytime. However, whenever you connect it for the second time, you won’t have to enter the 8-digit code again and again. Your phone will connect to PS4 directly.

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