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The iPhone’s new Game Mode makes it faster and more responsive

PS5 DualSense controller, iPhone, and AirPods in case.
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Apple is bringing Game Mode to iOS devices as part of iOS 18. The new feature was announced at WWDC 2024 on Monday.

When Game Mode is on, your device will minimize background activity to maximize frame rates and will have improved responsiveness with AirPods and game controllers, according to Apple software chief Craig Federighi. Apple added a similar Game Mode to macOS last year as part of macOS Sonoma, though it requires that you have a Mac with Apple Silicon.

The addition of Game Mode to iOS is just the latest step of Apple’s push to encourage people to play high-fidelity games on their iPhones. There’s a growing library of big games to play, like Assassin’s Creed Mirage and Resident Evil Village. Capcom also announced on Monday that…

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