How to Connect the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con or Pro Controllers to Your PC

Long ago in 1980’s, many families owned a VHS deck but no VHS tapes; for about half the decade most of the VHS deck owners in America had yet to purchase a movie, therefore relied on weekly rentals from the neighborhood store. But today we have Joy -Con and Pro controllers for the Nintendoswitch work just like modern Xbox with one play station and four controllers with the support of Bluetooth, you can pair them whenever you like to your PC, without the help of any special hardware

There is one thing you need to be aware of: The two Joy -Cons are perceived as distinct controllers by your PC as the result it is easier to use them as separate controllers but at the moment these separated controllers cannot be made in to one in order to take charge as a full controller

These are the following steps to connect the connect the controller to your PC

Step#1: Firstly, ensure that Bluetooth is enabled on your PC and open the Bluetooth interface.

Step#2: On windows 10 head straight to settings, then to Devices from there to Bluetooth, Add Bluetooth or any other device to the Bluetooth. But it differs from one window to other window likewise on windows 7, head to control panel and go to hardware and sound and add a device right there.

Windows 10: Settings > Devices > Bluetooth > Add Bluetooth or other device > Bluetooth.
Windows 7 : Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Add a device.

Bluetooth Settings on Windows 10

Step#3: After that get, your controller, but before using them, if at all you are using Joy-Con Controller disconnect them from the switch or the Joy-Con grip first. Long press the sync button until you find the location between the SL and SR buttons on the Joy-Con.


Step#4: Accordingly the lights next to the Sync button will began to blink. Suppose if you are using a Pro Controller, you will find the “Sync “button right at the top of the controller along to the left of the USB-C charging plug. Keep pressing it for long time the controller will appear as in paring mode after a long pressing the Sync button. You can see the Joy- Con or Pro controller appearing in your computer’s Bluetooth menu.


Step#5 : Go there and select it in the menu so that it connects your PC Oddly enough ,though the Joy- Con is connected to your PC, light starts to blink but it is clear that Joy -Con is Connected to your PC from the Bluetooth window as it is displayed in the list of the connected devices.

Step#6 : You can repeat the process if you want to pair more than one controller -for example if you want to pair both Joy-Cons you will see each controller appearing the add a device screen when you keep pressing the sync button for a long time .This trick works both on Macs and Android devices. Just open the Bluetooth interface and keep pressing on the sync button to pair it like any other s devices.

Configuring your Controller

You will get stuck using the Joy Con controllers as distinctively small ones like you use them in two-player mode for various games on the Nintendo switch. One day an enterprising geek may create a program that can combine both who might allow you to use as one controller but unfortunately the wait go on………….

The Pro controller will fare better in many PC games and emulators as it is all the standard buttons, a typical full controller would contain including two analog sticks and D-pad, whichever type of controller you use, you can configure it to function in many games and emulators.

Go right in to the program’s input menu and configure the controller however you like whether you use a Joy-Con or Pro Controller, one problem you will find is that the controller uses the older Direct Input method instead of the newer one. Most of the modern games support Xinput, while others may just have the support for Xinput than Direct Input. That’s Why Xbox controllers are the most widely supported option for PC gaming.

But you can fix this by using a programe like x360ce which you can set up and convert input presses on your switch controller to Xbox 360 controller to Xinput button events. Which effectively shows you setting up a PlayStation 4 dual shock controller for maximum compatibility with PC games

Pairing your Controller with your switch

When you are done, you can easily pair your Joy-Con Controllers with your Nintendo Switch once again. Just physically try to connect the Joy-Cons to the sides of your switch. It automatically pairs with your Nintendo Switch.

Suppose if this doesn’t work for some reason- or if you want to pair your Pro Controller with the, Switch Console once again – you can use the switch‘s normal controller-pairing process so go to Select Controllers > and then to Pair New Controllers on your switch home screen to get started. Follow the instructions carefully displayed on your screen. You will be prompted to press the sync button on your controller for further process.

Whenever you want to use your controllers with your PC again, you will have to return to the Bluetooth menu and pair them using the Sync button once again. But once you know where to look, the pairing process is fast

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