Apr 14, 2015

How to use PS3 or PS4 controller with android phone?

I've seen photos of people playing games on their phones while using a PS3 controller. I don't like to play most games on phones because I don't like touchscreen controls. This would make it a lot more fun. What do I need to get to make it happen?
Play Any Android Game with a PS3 Controller (Or Other Gamepad)

"Games like Dead Trigger and Asphalt already support gamepads, but many others are still touch only. Some will only work well with touchscreen input, like Blek, but action games like FIFA 14 can definitely benefit from an external gamepad. That lack of functionality can also be a problem to those who have an OUYA or NVIDIA Shield and actually need a controller.

Luckily, now there is Tincore, a keymapper that allows you to control your touchscreen with the buttons and analog sticks on your Bluetooth or hardwired gamepads. This app works with or without root and is compatible with any device running Android 2.3 or higher."
There is an app called "sixaxis controller" that will let you use a ps3 controller on an Android device. There's also a program named "sixaxispairtool" for pc that lets you change the controller's bluetooth address to connect to the phone so you can use it without additional cables. I think that you need to be rooted though.

If you happen to have a Sony smartphone, I believe the capability to use a PS3 sixaxis controller via bluetooth is built in.
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