How to Attach/Detach the Joy-Con Controllers from the Nintendo Switch Console
Instructions for attaching and detaching the Joy-Con controllers from the Nintendo Switch console.
The Joy-Con controllers can be paired to one console at a time. If you wish to use the Joy-Con controllers on another console, they will need to be paired to that console.
Complete These Steps:
How to attach the Joy-Con controllers to the console:
- Make sure the Joy-Con controllers are correctly oriented.
First, ensure the screen is facing you. To ensure the right and left Joy-Con controllers are positioned properly with relation to the console, align the - Button on the left Joy-Con with the top-left corner of console, and align the + Button on the right Joy-Con with the top-right corner of the console.
- Attach the Joy-Con controllers to the Nintendo Switch console.
Use the rail on the side of the console and slide each Joy-Con down from top to bottom, until you hear a click.
- Once the Joy-Con controllers are attached to the console, they are paired to that console and can now be detached and used wirelessly.
How to detach the Joy-Con controllers from the console:
Press the release button at the back of each Joy-Con while sliding it up from bottom to top.
After detaching the Joy-Con controllers from the console, be sure to attach the Joy-Con straps before starting a game or software.
- The Joy-Con pairing information is not deleted when the Joy-Con controllers are detached. You can now use them as wireless controllers.