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How to Attach-Detach and Wear the Joy-Con AA Battery Pack

Step by step instructions for attaching and detaching the Joy-Con controllers to the Joy-Con AA battery pack.

Additional Information:

  • The Joy-Con AA battery pack accessory extends the battery life of the Joy-Con controllers, and is great to have when you want to play for a longer time without charging.
  • There is one Joy-Con AA battery pack for the left Joy-Con and one for the right Joy-Con.
  • Each AA battery pack is powered by 2 AA batteries.

How to attach the Joy-Con controllers to the AA Battery Pack.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Verify that the left and right Joy-Con are aligned with the (L) AA battery pack and the (R) AA battery pack, respectively.
    • In order to be easily identified, each battery pack has an icon for the corresponding Joy-Con to which they attach (left or right).
  2. Press the bottom of Joy-Con rail against the release lever on the AA battery pack, then slide the Joy-Con from top to bottom until it clicks into place.

To wear the AA Battery Pack.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Place your hand through the wrist strap on the AA battery pack and hold it firmly in your hand.
  2. 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 controllers from the AA Battery Pack.

Complete These Steps:

Slide the release lever on the Joy-Con battery pack away from the Joy-Con while sliding the Joy-Con from bottom to top.