There’s a few limited numbers of good iOS gamepads out there and even fewer that work well with Remote Play. There are some like DualShock 4 that did not support for iOS until this fall with the release of iOS 13.
Still, I have rounded up a few iOS-friendly gamepads and you won’t want to switch back even after the Apple update. Here are the best 4 iOS controllers that are also compatible with Remote Play.
1. iPhone Vice
This version of GameVice support all iPhone X, XS, XS Max, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone 6, 6 Plus. There are larger versions of GameVice that you can associate with your iPad, but they can be difficult to manage. The smaller grips fit great in your hands. They often run off your phone’s power quickly, so be sure you charge up first.
Due to its rounded grips, the Horipad is the best ergonomic design when it comes to the ultimate gamepads. If you like buttons that take a touch more pressure so that can feel them working, this is a great option. It has a battery life of 80-hour, which is great to play as the play may last over 30 hours and certainly meets that test.
The SteelSeries Nimbus is somewhat like a traditional DualShock 4 controller in button layout and is meant for Apple. You get softer buttons to touch them that would require less pressure to hit if you prefer a quicker feel. The battery claims to last for 40 hours while gaming so long game sessions will not be an issue.
Rotor Riot offers L3 and R3 function in most games. Although it does not work in Fortnite, it features an attachable phone mount right in the box, which you can easily play on your phone as you go and you may also remove the mount to play on a larger iOS device. You also get responsive buttons that work great with Remote Play.
The Rotor Riot is one of the most popular first iOS-compatible gamepads to support L3 and R3 function. Just find the perfect gamepad considering your needs. It won’t be the same for everyone!