How to Connect Wireless Switch Controller to Switch

Most new homes come equipped with a wireless router to provide an Internet connection. If you have a gaming console or other device that requires a wired Ethernet connection, you’ll need to connect it to the router using a network cable. But what if your home doesn’t have a convenient place to set up the router?

Or what if you want to stream media from your computer to your TV without running a long cable across the room? In these cases, you can use a wireless switch controller (WSC) to connect your devices wirelessly.

  • Check that the Wireless Switch Controller is powered on and within range of the Switch
  • Press and hold the pairing button on the Wireless Switch Controller for 3 seconds
  • The status light on the controller will begin flashing rapidly, indicating it is in pairing mode
  • On the Switch, press and hold the + button and – button simultaneously for 2 seconds to enter Bluetooth Pairing Mode
  • The LED at the top of the Switch will begin flashing rapidly when in this mode
  • Select “Wireless Controller” from the list of available devices on your Switch console screen
  • Once paired, you will see “Connected” next to “Wireless Controller” on your Switch console screen

Why does Won’T My Wireless Controller connect to My Switch?

If you’re having trouble connecting your wireless controller to your Switch, there are a few things you can try. First, make sure that the batteries in your controller are fresh and charged. If they are, then try restarting both your Switch and your controller. If that doesn’t work, try resetting your controller by pressing the small reset button on the back near the L2 shoulder button. If none of those solutions work, then it’s possible that there’s a problem with either your Switch or your controller. In this case, you may need to get in touch with Nintendo’s customer support for further assistance.

How Do I Connect an Extra Switch Controller?

Assuming you would like to connect an additional Switch controller wirelessly:

  1. Wake up the Switch console by pressing the POWER Button.
  2. Press and hold down the SYNC Button (for controllers it is located on the top of the controller as seen in the image below) for one second.
  3. The console will then enter into pairing mode and begin searching for devices. The player LED on the controller will start blinking indicating it is in pairing mode as well.
  4. Next, press and release the SYNC Button on the Wireless Controller you wish to pair.

If successful, the player LED will stay lit.

How Do I Manually Connect a Switch Controller?

Assuming you would like a step-by-step guide on how to connect a Switch controller:

  1. Start by connecting the Switch controller to the Nintendo Switch console using the included USB cable.
  2. Once the controller is connected, press and hold the “sync” button located on top of the controller for one second. After doing this, the player number lights on the controller will begin blinking, indicating that it is ready to be paired with a console.
  3. On your Nintendo Switch console, open up the Controller Settings menu. You can do this by selecting “Controllers” from the main settings screen.
  4. In Controller Settings, select “Change Grip/Order” and then select “Wireless Controller” from there in order to begin searching for nearby controllers that are available for pairing.
  5. The new controller should appear listed as an available device onscreen after a few seconds; once it does, select it in order to complete the pairing process and finish connecting your new Switch controller!

How to Connect Switch Controller to Switch

Assuming you would like a blog post discussing how to connect the Switch Controller to the Nintendo Switch console: The Nintendo Switch comes with two Joy-Con controllers attached to either side of the console. If you’re playing in Handheld mode, you can use these as your main controllers.

However, if you’re playing in TV or Tabletop mode, you’ll need to detach the Joy-Cons and use the included Switch Controller (or buy an additional one). Here’s how to connect it:

  1. Start by making sure your Switch Controller is turned off.
  2. Locate the Sync Button on your controller – it’s located just below the + button on the right side of the controller.
  3. On your Nintendo Switch console, locate the Sync Button – it’s next to the USB Type-C port on the bottom of the device.
  4. Press and hold down both Sync Buttons until they start blinking rapidly (around 15 seconds). This will put them into Bluetooth pairing mode.
  5. Once they’re in pairing mode, open up your device’s Bluetooth settings and look for “NintendoSwitchController” – it should appear as an available device that you can pair with. Select it and follow any prompts that may appear on-screen; once it’s paired, you’re all set!


In this blog post, we will show you how to connect your wireless switch controller to your switch. We’ll go over the steps you need to take in order to get everything set up and ready to go. After that, we’ll provide some troubleshooting tips in case you run into any issues along the way.