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Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller user guide - 5 tips and tricks for novice

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller user guide - 5 tips and tricks for novice

By  Goraud Mazanec 2019-07-09 1846 0

A green hand to play the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller? Or don’t know how to start your cool game playing with the Joy-Con? You come to the right place. Here we prepare you some basic knowledge and user guide about the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller.

1.What is Joy-Con and what’s the function of it?

Joy-Con is the standard game controller of Mintendo Switch, which can be connected to the main Nintendo Switch coMintendo Switchole via slide rail to achieve portable game playing. And it can be also detached and played wirelessly.

Joy-Con 

For some specific games, Joy-Con can be used alone as controllers.

Joy-Con 

In some games, game players can clench the Joy-Con and make it a pair of Leap Motion controllers.   

Joy-Con 

Joy-Con also has HD vibration function and infrared scanning function to meet the needs of a variety of games and enhance the game experience.

2.How to recognize left Joy-Con and right Joy-Con?

Face the front of Joy-Con, left Joy-Con has the “-” sign on the upper left, while the right Joy-Con has the “+” sign on the upper right.

left Joy-Con and right Joy-Con 

3.How to recognize left Joy-Con strap and right Joy-Con strap?

Same thing as above, there is “-” sign on the left Joy-Con strap and “+” sign on the right Joy-Con strap.

left Joy-Con strap and right Joy-Con strap 

4.How to connect Joy-Con controller to Nintendo Switch devices?

Connect Joy-Con controller to host screen

Hold the Joy-Con controller with the “+” , ”-”side up, slide the Joy-Con from top to bottom along the rails on both sides of Nintendo Switch host screen until you sounds a click.  

Connect Joy-Con controller to host screen 

Connect Joy-Con controller to Joy-Con grip

Hold the Joy-Con controller with the “+” , ”-”side up, slide the Joy-Con from top to bottom along the rails on both sides of the Joy-Con grip until you sounds a click and the indicator light is on.

Connect Joy-Con controller to Joy-Con grip  

Connect Joy-Con controller to Joy-Con strap

Put the front side of Joy-Con controller and Joy-Con strap with “+”, ”-”side up, Pull down the white clasp on one side of the strap to unlock it. Then slide the Joy-Con strap from top to bottom along the slide rail until you sounds a click. Then push the white clasp to lock it.

Connect Joy-Con controller to Joy-Con strap 

Connect Joy-Con controller to Joy-Con strap 

Connect Joy-Con controller to Joy-Con strap 

Connect Joy-Con controller to Joy-Con strap 

6. How to detach the Joy-Con controller from Nintendo Switch devices?

Detach the Joy-Con controller from host screen and grip

Find the unlock button on the back of the Joy-Con. Then press the unlock button while sliding the Joy-Con from bottom to top until the Joy-Con is completely detached from the device.

Detach the Joy-Con controller from host screen and grip​ 

Detach the Joy-Con controller from Joy-Con strap

Pull down the white lock on the Joy-Con strap to unlock it. Then slide down the Joy-Con strap until it is totally detached. (No need to press the unlock button on the back of the Joy-Con)    


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