If you want to know how to connect an extra Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch Lite, we don't blame you - playing multiplayer games isn't easy when the Switch Lite doesn't have the power to snap off the Joy-Cons like the standard model, but if your friend has brought a spare controller, we can show you how to connect it up and set up multiplayer and co-op games. If you're interested in knowing how to connect an extra Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch Lite, just check below.
How to connect an extra Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch Lite
Obviously with the original old Nintendo Switch you could easily slide the Joy-Con into the main unit to sync without having to pair anything. However, the Switch Lite has permanently attached controllers meaning you'll have to pair extra controllers remotely. Here's how that works:
- Go to the 'Home' menu and select 'Controllers'.
- Choose 'Change Grip and Order' to get to this screen:
One you're on that screen press and hold the Sync button on the controller you want to use, which is the little round button on the side (you'll have to do this twice on both controllers if you're planning to use a pair):
You'll know when the extra Joy-Con sync is complete as the player LED will stay on. At this point you'll still need to tell the Nintendo Switch Lite which way you're intending to use the extra Joy-Con: either as a two Joy-Con dual-controller set up, or a single Joy-Con in a horizontal grip. To do that you press the shoulder buttons according to the image on the screen:
So that's both little shoulder buttons on a single pad to use one individually, or two big ones on both pads to dual wield. You can even sync and hit both shoulder buttons on the Pro Controller to add it.
And that's that. Follow these instructions and you should be able to connect an extra Joy-Con to the Nintendo Switch Lite to enjoy multiplayer with friend, or play game with rumble and motions controls.