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    How to Test the Controller Buttons

    Instructions for testing the buttons on Joy-Con controllers and Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers paired to a console in the Nintendo Switch family.

    Important:

    There is not an input test for the following buttons:              

    • HOME Button
    • Capture Button
    • POWER Button
    • Volume buttons
    • SYNC Button

    Complete These Steps:

    1. From the HOME Menu, select System Settings, then scroll down the menu on the left-hand side and select Controllers and Sensors.
      hac-screenshot-systemsettings-controllerstest.jpg
    2. Select Test Input Devices, then Test Controller Buttons.
      hac-screenshot-systemsettings-controllerstestbuttons.jpg
    3. Press the button or control stick on the controller you wish to test.
      • In addition to allowing for analog input, the control sticks can also function as buttons for compatible software.
      • An icon for the button or control stick that was pressed will be displayed on the screen.
        hac-screenshot-systemsettings-controllersbuttonpress.jpg
    4. Press and hold down any button or control stick to end the test.