How to Connect Your Nintendo Switch Controller

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Are you hving trouble connecting your Nintendo Switch controller? Don't worry, we've got you covered! In this blog post, we'll explain how to connect your controller to the Nintendo Switch console.

The first step is to locate the SYNC button on the controller. This is usually located on the top of the controller near the USB port. Press and hold this button until the LED indicator light starts flashing. Then, go to the HOME Menu on your Nintendo Switch and select “Controllers” and then “Change Grip/Order”.

Next, you need to press and hold the SYNC Button on the controller again until it connects with the console. Once it does, you will see a message that says “Paired” on the screen, indicting that pairing is complete.

If your controller still isn't connecting, make sure that it has enough power by plugging in a Nintendo Switch AC adapter into it. If necessary, reset your Pro Controller by pressing its SYNC Button once and then pressing any other button such as A Button to power it back on again. Then pair it wirelessly with your console.

Finally, give your controllers time to charge (allow 6 hours or until an orange light at the top of the controller turns off). If they are stil not connecting after that period of time, you may need to replace their batteries or check if they are compatible with your console's firmware version.

We hope this guide has been helpful in helping you connect your Nintendo Switch Controller!

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Pairing a Nintendo Switch Controller

To pair a Nintendo Switch controller, start by selecting “Controllers” on the HOME Menu. Then choose “Change Grip/Order” and press and hold the SYNC button on the controller you want to connect. The LED will start flashing, indicating that it's in pairing mode. When the message “Paired” apears on the screen, your controller is now connected and ready to use!

Connecting a Nintendo Switch Controller

To get the Nintendo Switch to recognize your Pro Controller, you will need to pair it wirelessly. First, make sure that the Pro Controller has power by plugging in the Nintendo Switch AC adapter. Then reset the Pro Controller by pressing the SYNC Button once, and then press any othr button such as the A Button on the controller to power it on again. After that, press and hold down the SYNC Button on both your Pro Controller and your Nintendo Switch console for a few seconds until they are paired together. Once they have connected, your Nintendo Switch should now recognize your Pro Controller.

Troubleshooting a Wireless Controller Not Connecting to Nintendo Switch

It's possible that your wireless controller is not connecting to your Switch because the battery in the controller is depleted. Make sure you've given your controllers time to charge (allow 6 hours or until the orange light at the top of the controller turns off). If they're stll not connecting, you may need to replace the battery in your console or controller.

Troubleshooting Controller Pairing Issues

The first step in fixing a controller that is not pairing is to make sure that your controller is properly connected. If it is alreay connected, then you should power cycle your console. To do this, simply turn off and unplug the console from the power outlet for a few minutes, then plug it back in and turn it on.

Next, check your controller batteries to ensure they are properly charged and functioning correctly. If they are, then you should connect your controller to the console using a USB cable. You can use ether a wired or wireless connection depending on your preference.

Once the controller is connected to the console, you should update it with any avilable updates. This will help ensure that all of its features are working correctly and that any compatibility issues are resolved.

Finally, if none of these steps work then you may need to get a new controller or try connecting it via Bluetooth connection instead of USB cable.


In conclusion, connecting a Nintendo Switch controller is a straightforward process. All you need to do is hold the SYNC button on the controller and wait for the “Paired” message to appear on the screen. If your controllers are not connecting, make sure they have been given time to charge and that the battery in your console or controller has not run out. If all else fails, you can always replace the battery. With these simple steps, you can easily get your Nintendo Switch controllers connected and ready for play!

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