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How to Test the Controller Buttons

Instructions for testing the buttons on Joy-Con controllers and Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers paired to a console in the Nintendo Switch family.


There is not an input test for the following buttons:              

  • HOME Button
  • Capture Button
  • POWER Button
  • Volume buttons
  • SYNC Button

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.
  2. Select Test Input Devices, then Test Controller Buttons.
  3. Press the button or control stick on the controller you wish to test.
    • In addition to allowing for analog input, the control sticks can also function as buttons for compatible software.
    • An icon for the button or control stick that was pressed will be displayed on the screen.
  4. Press and hold down any button or control stick to end the test.