How to Connect Switch Joy-Cons to iPhone

How to connect and use your Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons on your iPhone with iOS 16


Switch Joy-Cons connected to iPhone

Apple has finally added support for the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons to iPhones and iPads with the release of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. With this, you can now play all your controller-supported games on your Apple devices, which you can check here. In this blog, you will learn how to connect your Switch Joy-Cons to your iPhone and use it. These instructions also work for iPad running iPadOS 16.


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How to Connect your Joy-Cons to your iPhone:

To begin, you will need to be on iOS 16. To check if you are on iOS 16, go to Settings > General > About. You should see the version number under iOS Version. If you don’t have iOS 16 yet, you can go to Settings > General > Software Update to see if it is available. Note that any iPhones earlier than the iPhone 8 won’t be able to update to iOS 16. Next, you will need to enable and be in the Bluetooth settings. To do this, go to Settings > Bluetooth and enable Bluetooth. Stay on that screen.

Press and hold the pair button on the Joy-Con
Press and hold the pair button on the Joy-Con

After, place one of your Switch Joy-Con into pair mode. To do this, press and hold the button on the side of the controller until the lights begin moving back and forth.

Tap to pair and connect the Joy-Con to your iPhone

Then on your iPhone, you should now see your Joy-Con show up under Other Devices. Tap on the Joy-Con to pair the controller.

Pair and connect other Joy-Con to your iPhone
Pair and connect other Joy-Con to your iPhone

Now repeat these steps to pair your other Joy-Con.

Both Joy-Cons are now paired and connected to your iPhone

Once both are paired, your phone will automatically sync both controllers to become a single controller.

Use the Joy-Cons on compatible games in the App Store
Use the Joy-Cons on compatible games in the App Store

Now all that’s left to do is to start up dragon pharma reviews any controller-supported game and start playing with them.


To see a list of games and check if your game is controller-supported on iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, visit here. We also repair Nintendo Switch if you need to get yours repaired. Shoot us a message in the Contact Us section to inquire.