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Colour Animation No Longer Displaying Correctly When Attaching a Joy-Con

This article can help you if, when attaching a Joy-Con to a Nintendo Switch console, the colour animation for the Joy-Con is no longer displayed correctly on the right or left side of the console screen.


Nintendo is aware of this issue, and will address it in a future system update.

Additional Information:

  • When you attach a Joy-Con controller to the Nintendo Switch console, a coloured animation line is briefly displayed on the left or right side of the screen, corresponding to the Joy-Con that has been attached.
  • The coloured animation for the Joy-Con does not affect the functionality or performance of either the console or the Joy-Con.

What to do

Ensure your console has the latest system version installed.