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How to Update the Controller Firmware

Instructions for updating the firmware on Nintendo Switch controllers.

Additional Information:

  • The controller firmware can be updated while the controller is attached to the Nintendo Switch console or while it is connected wirelessly.
  • In order to update the controller software, the controller must be paired to the console and powered on.

Complete These Steps:

From the HOME Menu select "System Settings" > "Controllers and Sensors" > "Update Controllers."

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