How to Connect Joycons to Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Are you a Nintendo Switch owner who also loves playing games on your Android device? Good news!

You can now connect your Joycons to your Android phone or tablet and enjoy a seamless gaming experience. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of connecting Joycons to Android.

Step 1: Check Compatibility

Before we begin, it is important to ensure that your Android device supports Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with Joycons. Most modern Android devices have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, so chances are you’re good to go.

Step 2: Enable Bluetooth on Your Android Device

To connect your Joycons to your Android device, you need to first enable Bluetooth. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device.

  2. Navigate to the “Connections” or “Connected Devices” section.

  3. Toggle the switch to enable Bluetooth.

Step 3: Enter Pairing Mode on Your Joycons

To connect your Joycons, you need to put them into pairing mode. Here’s how:

  1. Hold down the sync button (located on the side of each Joycon) until the LED lights start flashing.

  2. Release the sync button and wait for a few seconds.

  3. The LED lights should now be in a consistent, slow blinking pattern, indicating that your Joycons are in pairing mode.

Step 4: Pairing Joycons with Your Android Device

Now that both your Android device and Joycons are ready, let’s pair them:

  1. On your Android device, go back to the Bluetooth settings.

  2. Tap on the “Pair new device” or “Scan for devices” option.

  3. Your Android device will start scanning for nearby Bluetooth devices.

  4. When you see your Joycons listed, tap on them to initiate the pairing process.

  5. Follow any additional prompts that may appear on your Android device’s screen.

Step 5: Test Your Connection

Once the pairing process is complete, it’s time to test if your Joycons are connected and working properly with your Android device. Here’s how:

  1. Launch a game or an app that supports Bluetooth controllers on your Android device.

  2. If everything went smoothly, you should now be able to use your Joycons to control the game or app.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you’re experiencing any issues with connecting or using your Joycons on Android, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Ensure that both Joycons have sufficient battery power. Low battery can cause connectivity problems.

  • Restart both your Android device and Joycons. Sometimes a simple restart can fix connectivity issues.

  • Delete the pairing information of your Joycons from the Bluetooth settings on your Android device and then try reconnecting them.

Congratulations! You have successfully connected your Joycons to your Android device.

Now you can enjoy gaming on the go with your favorite Bluetooth-enabled games. Happy gaming!

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