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    How to Calibrate the Controllers

    Instructions for calibrating the control sticks and motion controls on the Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Nintendo 64 controller for use with Nintendo Switch consoles.

    Additional Information:

    • In order to calibrate motion controls for a Joy-Con, the controller must be detached from the Nintendo Switch console.
    • The Joy-Con controllers, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Nintendo 64 controller can be paired and used wirelessly with Nintendo Switch Lite.

    Complete These Steps:

    1. Ensure your console has the latest system update.
    2. From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings”, then scroll down the menu on the left-hand side and select “Controllers and Sensors”.
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    1. Select “Calibrate Control Sticks", then tilt the control stick in any direction for a few seconds on the controller you want to calibrate.
    2. Follow the on-screen prompts to verify the control stick functionality.
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    3. If the calibration is complete but is not immediately reflected when testing the control sticks, do the following:
      • Set the console to sleep mode, then press the POWER Button to "wake it up" again.
      • Reset the Joy-Con, the Pro Controller or Nintendo 64 controller by pressing the SYNC Button once, then press any other button to power it on again.
    1. Select “Calibrate Motion Controls" then hold down the - Button or + Button on the controller you want to calibrate.
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    2. Remove any straps or accessories attached to the controller.
    3. Place the controller with the stick facing upwards on a flat, stable surface and wait for a moment.
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    4. Once the calibration is complete, select “OK”.