How to

Use your iOS de­vice as a gamepad

Mac Format - - APPLE SKILLS -

1 Switch to Game Mode

When play­ing games, a gamepad icon ap­pears right above the track­pad. Tap it to switch the app to Game Mode, which strips away the ex­tra con­trols that can’t be used for games and ori­ents the oth­ers in a land­scape, gamepad-like lay­out.

2 But­tons for gam­ing

Game Mode places the large, grey track­pad on the left of the screen, and two but­tons on the right. Those but­tons are equiv­a­lent to Se­lect and play/pause on a Siri Re­mote, or the A and X but­tons on an Ap­ple TV gamepad, re­spec­tively.

3 When you’re fin­ished

Tap­ping Close re­turns to por­trait mode with all con­trols show­ing, and stays in the game – handy if it in­sists on that ori­en­ta­tion for menu nav­i­ga­tion. Menu also re­turns to por­trait, but sus­pends the game and goes to Ap­ple TV’s main menu.

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