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How to Test the Controller Buttons

Instructions for testing the buttons on the Joy-Con controllers and Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.


The following buttons do not include an input test on the console:

  • 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”.
  2. Select “Test Input Devices”, then “Test Controller Buttons”.
  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.
  4. Press and hold down any button to end the test.