Nintendo Switch Support

    • Controllers

      You can enjoy the Nintendo Switch console's three different play modes with the versatile Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately).

      Using the Joy-Con controllers

      Attaching the Joy-Con controllers to the console

      In handheld mode, you can play Nintendo Switch games with both Joy-Con controllers attached to the console. To attach them to the console, align them with the rails on either side of the console, then slide them down until you hear a click.

      Be sure to attach the Joy-Con controllers correctly.

      Make sure you attach the right and left Joy-Con controllers to the corresponding sides of the console. The left Joy-Con has the - Button and the right Joy-Con has the + Button.

      You can pair the Joy-Con controllers to the console by attaching them once. Then you will be able to use them while detached from the console. Up to 10 Joy-Con controllers can be paired to each console at a given time.

      Detaching the Joy-Con controllers from the console

      Detach the Joy-Con controllers from the console to play Nintendo Switch in TV mode or tabletop mode. To detach a Joy-Con, hold the release button on the back of the controller, then slide it up.

      The Joy-Con controllers will remain paired when you detach them from the console, and you'll be able to use them wirelessly. If they run out of battery, attach them to the console when it's charging to recharge them.

      Can I detach the Joy-Con controllers and use them with another console?

      Each Joy-Con can only be paired to one console at a time. To use a paired Joy-Con with a different console, you must attach the Joy-Con to that console to pair it. You will need to do this again each time you'd like to change what console you are using the Joy-Con with.

      Playing with the Joy-Con controllers detached from the console

      You can use Joy-Con strap accessories when you are playing with the Joy-Con controllers detached from the console.

      Using a Joy-Con grip accessory

      You can attach the left and right Joy-Con controllers to a Joy-Con grip to use them as a single controller.

      There's also a Joy-Con grip that can charge your Joy-Con controllers.

      In addition to the normal Joy-Con grip included with the console, there's also a Joy-Con charging grip (sold separately). If you have the charging grip, connect it to the Nintendo Switch dock using the USB charging cable (HAC-010) to charge the Joy-Con controllers. This way, you can play Nintendo Switch while the controllers are charging.

      Using a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

      In addition to the Joy-Con controllers, you can also play Nintendo Switch with the Pro Controller (sold separately). This controller allows you to play comfortably for longer periods of time when the console is in TV mode or tabletop mode.

      When you are using the console in TV mode, you can attach the Pro Controller to the dock with the USB charging cable (HAC-010) to pair or charge it.

      When the Pro Controller is done charging, you can disconnect it from the USB charging cable and use it wirelessly.

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    • Holding the Joy-Con Controllers

      You can use one Joy-Con to control the console, or both at the same time. The way you hold them can change depending on the game you're playing, so here's an introduction to the ways the controllers are most commonly held.

      Dual-controller grip

      Both controllers are held upright, offering lots of buttons and the ability to move the controllers independently of one another.

      Solo remote grip

      A controller is held upright in one hand. One-handed button and motion controls are available.

      Solo horizontal grip

      A controller is held horizontally in both hands. Some games may involve you tilting the controller.

    • How to Attach/Detach and Wear the Joy-Con Strap

      Always attach the Joy-Con strap accessories to the Joy-Con when using them as detached wireless controllers.

      The Joy-Con strap accessories (model No. HAC-014) can be used on either Joy-Con controller (Left or Right).

      To attach the Joy-Con strap to the Joy-Con controllers:

       

      1. Make sure the Joy-Con straps are correctly oriented.
        To ensure the Joy-Con straps are positioned properly with the Joy-Con controllers, align the “-“ symbol on the left Joy-Con with the “-“ symbol on one of the Joy-Con straps. Then align the “+” symbol on the right Joy-Con with the “+” symbol on the other Joy-Con strap. 


         
      2. Attach the Joy-Con straps to the Joy-Con controllers.
        Use the rail on the side of the Joy-Con, and slide the Joy-Con strap from top to bottom until you hear a click. 


         

      To wear the Joy-Con strap:

      1. Place your hand through the wrist strap on the Joy-Con strap and hold the Joy-Con controller firmly in your hand. 





         
      2. Ensure the Slide Lock on the Joy-Con strap is in the lock position. 
         
      3. Press down on the strap lock button and slide it towards your wrist to tighten the strap and prevent it from falling off your wrist.
        • Do not over-tighten the strap, as this may cause discomfort.
           

      How to detach the Joy-Con straps from the Joy-Con controllers:

       

      1. Ensure the slide lock at the bottom of the Joy-Con strap is in the “unlock” position.


         
      2. Carefully slide the Joy-Con downward.
        • To detach the Joy-Con straps it is not necessary to press the release button on the back of the Joy-Con controller.


           
    • How to Attach/Detach the Joy-Con Controllers to the Joy-Con Grip
      • The Joy-Con grip accessory (model No. HAC-011) included with the Nintendo Switch bundle allows you to combine both Joy-Con into a traditional-style controller.

      • Additionally, a Joy-Con charging grip (model No. HAC-012) is available and is sold separately. The Joy-Con charging grip allows you to keep playing while you're charging your Joy-Con, so you don't have to miss a minute.
         

      How to attach the Joy-Con controllers to the Joy-Con grip or Joy-Con charging grip

      1. Make sure the Joy-Con are correctly oriented.
        To ensure the right and left Joy-Con are positioned properly with the Joy-Con grip or Joy-Con charging grip, align the "-"symbol on the left Joy-Con with the "-" symbol on the left side of the Joy-Con grip or Joy-Con charging grip. Then align the "+"symbol on the Joy-Con with the "+" symbol the right side of the Joy-Con grip or Joy-Con charging grip. 
         
      2. Attach the Joy-Con to the Joy-Con Grip or Joy-Con charging grip.
        Use the rail on the side of the Joy-Con Grip, and slide the Joy-Con from top to bottom, until you hear a click. 
         

      How to detach the Joy-Con controllers from the Joy-Con grip or Joy-Con charging grip

      Press the release button at the back of the Joy-Con while sliding the Joy-Con from bottom to top.

    • How to Attach/Detach the Joy-Con Controllers from Nintendo Switch

      The Joy-Con can be paired to one console at a time. If you wish to use the Joy-Con on another console, they will need to be paired to that console.

      How to attach the Joy-Con to the console:

      1. Make sure the Joy-Con are correctly oriented.
        First, ensure the LCD screen is facing you. To ensure the right and left Joy-Con are positioned properly with the console, align the "-"symbol on the left Joy-Con with the top left corner of console, and align the "+"symbol on the Joy-Con with the top right corner of the console. 

      2. Attach the Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch console.
        Use the rail on the side of the console, and slide the Joy-Con from top to bottom, until you hear a click. 
        • Once the Joy-Con controllers are attached to the system, they are registered, and can now be detached and used.
           

      How to detach the Joy-Con from the console:

      After detaching the Joy-Con controllers from the console, be sure to attach the Joy-Con straps before starting a game or software.

      Press the release button at the back of the Joy-Con while sliding the Joy-Con from bottom to top. 








       

      • The Joy-Con registration information is not deleted when the Joy-Con controllers are detached. You can now use them as wireless controllers.
         
    • Installing Batteries for the Joy-Con AA Battery Pack

       

      For further information regarding the Joy Con AA Battery Pack, click here.

    • Attaching the Joy-Con AA Battery Pack to the Joy-Con

       

      For further information regarding the Joy Con AA Battery Pack, click here.

    • Nintendo Switch Accessories

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