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How to Pair a Wii Remote with the Wii U Console

Important Note!

  • You can pair up to six Wii Remotes and/or four Wii Pro Controllers with the console (not including the Wii U GamePad). If you pair additional controllers, the oldest controller pairing data is deleted and replaced with the newest data.

What to do:

  1. While on the Wii U Menu, press the SYNC button on the Wii U console to display the controller pairing screen.
    • You can also pair controllers from the HOME Menu


       
  2. Press the SYNC Button on the console again until the screen shows the controller type you want to pair.

                
  3. Press the SYNC Button on the Wii Remote.

             
     
  4. The Player LED on the controller will light up when the pairing is complete.

              
    • The Player LED indicates the player number of the controller currently in use.

How to Pair a Wii U Pro Controller with the Wii U Console

Important Note!

  • Up to six Wii Remotes and/or four Wii Pro Controllers can work together with the Wii U using either the sensor strip on the Wii U GamePad or the sensor bar.

What to do:

  1. While on the Wii U Menu, press the SYNC Button on the Wii U Console to display the controller pairing screen.
    • You can also pair controllers from the HOME Menu

  2. Press the SYNC button on the console again until the screen shows the controller type you want to pair.

  3. Press the SYNC button on the Wii U Pro Controller.
     
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions
     
  5. The Player LED on the controller will light up when the pairing is complete.
    • The Player LED indicates the player number of the controller currently in use.

How to Reset the L and R Control Sticks to a Neutral Position on the Wii U Pro Controller

The neutral position of the control sticks can be incorrectly set if you move them during the following actions:

  • Turning the console on
  • Launching software
  • Quitting software and returning to the Wii U Menu


     

What to do:

  1. Power on the Wii U Console and Wii U GamePad.
  2. Allow the control sticks to return to a neutral untouched position
  3. Simultaneously hold down the A Button, B Button, + Button, and – Button for at least 3 seconds.

How Long Does it Take to Charge the Wii U Pro Controller?

  • It takes approximately 4.5 hours to charge the Wii U Pro Controller.
     
  • Charging time will vary depending on how the system is being used and how much charge is left in the battery.

How Long Will the Wii U Pro Controller Remain Charged?

  • The Wii U Pro Controller will remain charged for 80 hours.
     
  • Actual battery life depends on the features used, such as the rumble feature or wireless communication use, ambient temperature, and other factors.

If you are having issues with battery life, please contact Nintendo Customer Service Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Australian Eastern standard time on: 03 9730 9822 or New Zealand customers please call: 0800 743 056 so that we may provide you with further assistance.

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