Nintendo Joy Con

Introducing Joy-Con™, controllers that make new kinds of gaming possible, for use with the Nintendo Switch™ system. The versatile Joy-Con offer multiple surprising new ways for players to have fun. Two Joy-Con can be used independently in each hand, or together as one game controller when attached to the Joy-Con grip. My joy cons are out of battery. I slid them into the switch while it's docked, and it's in rest mode while I wait for them to charge so I can get back to playing (I always liked that I didn't have to stop playing when my Wii U gamepad battery died because I could just plug it in and keep playing, but apparently that's too 2012 to do these days).

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Important: The Joy-Con can be used as wireless controllers with Nintendo Switch Lite.

What to Do:

This is Joy‑Con™! One controller or two, vertical or sideways, motion controls or buttonsJoy‑Con and Nintendo Switch™ give you total gameplay flexibility.

  1. Ensure that your console has the latest system update.
    • If your console is already up to date, be sure to restart it by holding down the POWER Button for at least three seconds, then select Power Options followed by Restart.
    • If you are unable to perform a system update due to the Joy-Con not being recognized, you can use the touch screen to connect to the Internet and enter the required fields.
  2. Detach the Joy-Con from the console, and continue with the next steps by troubleshooting one controller at a time.
  3. Reset the Joy-Con by pressing the SYNC Button once. Then press any other button on the controller to power it on again.
  4. Attach the Joy-Con to the console, ensuring that it is correctly oriented and inserted all the way.
    • If the Joy-Con is still not recognized by the console, try to detach and reattach the Joy-Con to the console a couple times.
    • If at all possible, test another Joy-Con with the console.
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Nintendo Joy Con Repair

  • If another Joy-Con works with the console, only the non-working controller will need to be repaired.
  • If another Joy-Con is not recognized by the console, or if another Joy-Con is unavailable, the Nintendo Switch console and the problematic Joy-Con Controller(s) will need to be repaired.

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