DON’T panic if you’ve lost a Nintendo Switch controller – there’s a way to quickly find it.
The Joy-Con controllers are one of the best bits about the flagship Nintendo console.Find a lost Joy-Con using Nintendo’s vibration trick[/caption]
But they’re easy to misplace due to their small size.
If you’ve really lost one, there’s always the option to buy a replacement.
Don’t make that your first choice though: try the vibration trick instead.
Every Nintendo Switch has the power to trigger vibrations in a Joy-Con.
This can help you locate it when you’ve exhausted all other options.
That way, you might hear it – likely buzzing away beneath a sofa cushion.
How to find lost Nintendo Switch controller
First, make sure that your Nintendo Switch is up to date.
Then go to the HOME menu and select Controllers.
Now choose Find Controllers and tap the icon for the one you want to find.
This controller will then begin to vibrate.
Remember that it may be difficult to locate the controller depending on where it is.
Nintendo said: “If a controller is on top of clothing or a soft object like a pillow, the vibration may become difficult to hear.
“Please be as quiet as possible during the searching process.”
If you’re sure the controller isn’t vibrating, Nintendo recommends moving the console closer to where you think it might be.
Nintendo warned that controllers might not vibrate if:
- They are too far from the console
- They are out of battery
- They aren’t paired to the console
If you’ve lost a controller, it’s best to try the vibration trick as soon as possible.
That way you have the best chance of finding it – before the battery life starts to wane.