How to Connect Nintendo Switch Joy-Con to iPhone or iPad

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We explain step by step how to connect Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to iPhone or iPad.

Gradually, Apple added to its devices compatibility with the commands of different consoles and With iOS 16, Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers are fully compatible with iPhone and iPad.. In other words, you can use Nintendo controllers to play your favorite games on your Apple devices.

For multiple iOS versions Apple has improved support for various external controllers and console commands. With iOS 13 came support for PS4 and Xbox One controllers, then with iOS 14 came support for PS5 and Xbox Series X and S controllers.

Starting with iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, all iPhones and iPads are also compatible with Nintendo Switch controllers., like the Joy-Con and the Pro Controller. And pairing them couldn’t be easier.

iPhone and Joy-Con

Since iOS 15, the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con are compatible with the iPhone

Steps to Pair Nintendo Switch Joy-Con to iPhone or iPad

Connecting the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con to the iPhone or iPad is a simple and very fast process, since support is provided at the operating system level. All you have to do is follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. If it is off, turn on the power switch. Bluetooth.
  3. On the Joy-Con, press the pairing button until the green lights flash.
  4. On the iPhone, select in “Other devices” the Joy-Con.
  5. Control will bind automatically and you can use it.
iPhone Joy-Con

iPhone is compatible with Nintendo Switch iPhone Joy-Con

To disconnect the Joy-Con from the iPhone, simply press the pairing button and they will turn off automatically. Of course, your iPhone will remember them when you want to reconnect them.

Steps to Pair Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to iPhone or iPad

With the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller the steps are very similar to what we use to connect the Joy-ConAll we have to do is follow these steps:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Bluetooth.
  2. If it is off, turn on the power switch. Bluetooth.
  3. On the Pro Controller, press the pairing button until the green lights flash.
  4. On the iPhone, select under “Other devices”, the Pro Controller.
  5. Control will bind automatically and you can use it.
Pro Controller

Easily Connect Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to iPhone

The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro Controller work like any other console controller or MFi controller, so all games we have available on the App Store that are compatible with an external controllerthey will also be with Nintendo Switch controls.

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