If you like to play games on your iPhone, you may want to improve your gaming experience by connecting your phone with a set of Bluetooth controllers, such as Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons. Luckily, now you are able to do that. Apple has just introduced Nintendo controller support in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and tvOS 16, which means you can pair it with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. Besides, you can also use either a single Joy-Con or a pair of Joy-Cons by holding the screenshot and home buttons for a few seconds.
Pairing your Nintendo controller with your Apple devices is easy. Simply go to Settings on your device running the required OS, tap on Bluetooth or Remotes and Devices if it’s Apple TV. Then press and hold the pairing button on your Nintendo controller. When the lights on the controller begin to flash, check for the controller name in Settings, and select it to pair.
Once you’ve paired your Nintendo Controller with your device, it will work like any other game controller. Many games in Apple Arcade and App Store has the controller support.
If you prefer using the Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller, don’t worry, you can use them with your iPhone too as long as you’re running the iOS 16, according to Riley Testut in his tweet.
Apple has a special game controller menu when the controller is connected to the device, enabling you to create a personalized button map for your game. However, all these functions are available in beta for developers for now, and the public beta won’t come out until this fall.
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