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Switch controller update available

Posted on October 18, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

You probably know about the ability to update Switch’s firmware. But did you know that you know that the console has an option to update controllers as well?

First, visit system settings. Then head on over to the “Controllers and Sensors” tab. Scroll down to “Update Controllers”, and both Joy-Con will be updated in a matter of seconds.

What’s behind the update for the controllers? Well, that’s a bit of a mystery. Nintendo doesn’t seem to have any information on that currently, but we’ll let you know if we hear anything.

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  • Symbol de Au

    Whoa! I actually didn’t know that I knew that the console could update controllers as well. Who knew!

    • YamiryuuZero

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      I’ll let you do the honors.

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      • Lucas Anjos

        Well if u had the time to say all that, you could had just said it anyways lol

  • DiscoGentleman

    Tried to update my controllers before updating the system and it said they were up to date. After updating the system, then I could update the controllers.

  • Hidden Flare

    I think the update could have to do with the joy cons other features. I believe they posses a few things such as ar functions I think? I could be wrong but I think the joy cons do posses more then we think.

  • Othy

    Will you update us if you hear anything?

    • zelduck

      Why should he?, after all WE aren’t the controllers:)

      • GoldenTriforce

        My firmware is pretty old though. I’ve had a lot of gllfjshftches.

      • notmy cellphone

        ROFL! Good play on words!

  • Auragar

    Uhm… that is kind of interesting I suppose.

  • Roto Prime

    Hope this fix the Joy con and pro controller wireless issue!

  • Fernando Silva

    I think I know that I know that….

  • MagcargoMan

    Well that’s unusual. Wonder what it did.

  • 波大大閪細細

    Considering it forced me to do this update before playing 1-2 Switch’s Eating Contest, I would guess that this update concerns the IR sensor.