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How to Pair the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Step by step instructions for pairing the Pro Controller to the Nintendo Switch console.

Additional Information:

  • Once paired, the player LED(s) corresponding to the controller number will remain lit. More info
  • Up to eight wireless controllers can be paired to the Nintendo Switch console. However, the maximum number of controllers that can be connected will vary depending on the type of controllers and features that are used. More info

Important:

The console must be powered on. It is not possible to pair a controller while the console is in sleep mode.

What to Do:

The Pro Controller can be paired to the Nintendo Switch console in the following ways:

  • USB Connection Pairing.
    1. Place the Nintendo Switch console in the dock.
    2. Connect the Pro Controller to the dock with the included USB cable (model No. HAC-010).
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  • Button Pairing.

    From the HOME Menu, select “Controllers”, then “Change Grip/Order”. While the following screen is displayed, press and hold down the SYNC Button for at least one second on the Pro Controller you wish to pair.

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