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How to Turn the Wii U GamePad Screen Off

What to do:

  1. From the Wii U Menu, press the HOME Button.

  2. Tap "Controller Settings" on the left.

  3. Underneath the Wii U GamePad Settings tap "Display Off."

  4. Tap "Display Off" again to confirm.

  5. Press any button on the Wii U GamePad to turn the display back on.

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