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How to Calibrate the Controllers

Instructions for calibrating the control sticks and motion controls on the Joy-Con controllers and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

Additional Information:

In order to calibrate motion controls for a Joy-Con, the controller must be detached from the console.

Complete These Steps:

  1. From the HOME Menu select “System Settings”, then scroll down the menu on the left-hand side and select “Controllers and Sensors”.

  1. Select “Calibrate Control Sticks" then press down on the control stick for the controller you want to calibrate.
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to verify the control stick functionality.
  1. Select “Calibrate Motion Controls" then hold down the - Button or + Button on the controller you want to calibrate.
  2. Remove any straps or accessories attached to the controller.
  3. Place the controller with the stick facing upward on a flat, stable surface and wait for a moment.
  4. Once the calibration is complete, select “OK”.