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How to Pair the Super NES Controller to a Nintendo Switch console

In this article, you'll learn how to pair the Super NES Controller to a console in the Nintendo Switch family.

Important:

In order to pair the Super NES Controller, the Nintendo Switch console must be powered on. It cannot be off or in sleep mode.

Note: The Super NES Controller can also be paired to a Nintendo Switch console using a licensed accessory.

Which console are you using?


Complete these steps

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

Button pairing or wireless pairing

  1. From the HOME Menu, select "Controllers", then "Change Grip/Order".
  2. While the following screen is displayed, press and hold down the SYNC Button for at least one second on the Super NES Controller you wish to pair. hac-screenshot-controllers-changegriporder.jpg

USB connection pairing

  1. Place the Nintendo Switch console in the dock.
  2. Connect the Super NES Controller to the dock with the USB charging cable (model No. HAC-010, sold separately).

Complete these steps

Button pairing or wireless pairing

  1. From the HOME Menu, select "Controllers", then "Change Grip/Order".
  2. While the following screen is displayed, press and hold down the SYNC Button for at least one second on the Super NES Controller you wish to pair. hac-screenshot-controllers-changegriporder.jpg