Use Your iPhone & The Joypad App To Control Games On Your iPad [iOS Tip]

Use Your iPhone & The Joypad App To Control Games On Your iPad [iOS Tip]

Isn’t it frustrating when you’re playing a game on your iPad and your hands keep spoiling the view? That’s the problem with virtual controls on touchscreen devices, but there is a way around this.

Joypad allows you to control a selection of iPad games using your iPhone, so you can enjoy your favorite titles without your hands blocking the view. It features a selection of control pad layouts that are individually tailored to certain games, and you can customize things like the touch radius for each button.

Here’s how to get started with Joypad.

First, ensure you have an iPad title compatible with Joypad; you don’t want to download it if it’s not going to work with any of your games. There’s a huge list of games that are currently supported at the bottom of this tip.

If you have a game included in that list, download the Joypad app from the App Store — it’s free to download and use, but if you want additional skins, you’ll have to buy them separately for $0.99 each. Alternatively, you can purchase Joypad Elite for $11.99, which has all the skins included.

Once installed, open the app and have a quick read through its simple getting started guide.

Use Your iPhone & The Joypad App To Control Games On Your iPad [iOS Tip]

Joypad will then ask you to open up a Joypad-compatible game on your iPad. Ensure you have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth activated on both devices, so that they can connect to each other. When you open up your game, it should detect your iPhone automatically and present you with the right controller for your game. You’ll notice that any on-screen controls on your iPad will disappear.

Use Your iPhone & The Joypad App To Control Games On Your iPad [iOS Tip]Use Your iPhone & The Joypad App To Control Games On Your iPad [iOS Tip]

You can now control your game with your iPhone. If you close the Joypad app, the on-screen controls on your iPad will reappear.

iPad games compatible with Joypad:

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  • jfc123

    Any of the games free?

  • Terry Ng

    Not many games I feel. Some of the game themselves do allow compatibility with iPhone as controller such as Chopper 2

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a freelance writer based in the UK. He has an interest in all things tech, but most enjoys covering Apple, anything mobile, and gaming. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell, or through his website.

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