Synchronising the Wii Remote with the Wii Console

Applies to: Wii


Synchronising the Wii Remote to a Wii console allows the Wii Remote to communicate with the console. The Wii Remote included with your system should already be synchronised to your console. However, all additional Wii Remotes you use with your system also need to be synced in order to function properly.

There are two different modes of synchronising (syncing):

  • STANDARD MODE - The Standard Mode procedure is used when adding additional Wii Remotes to your system or if you want to re-synchronise your original Wii Remote. Once synchronised, the Wii Remote will stay synced to the console unless you overwrite the settings by syncing the remote to a different console.
  • ONE TIME MODE - This mode allows you to temporarily use your remote on a Wii console other than your own, or to use a friend's remote on your console. It can also be used to change the order of the Wii Remotes, without the need to turn off the Wii console. One Time Mode does not delete the Standard Mode setting stored in the Wii Remote. In this mode, the Wii Remote will only communicate with the Wii console while the power is on. When the power is turned off, the Wii Remote will lose its sync with the Wii Console.

 

Only a Wii Remote in Standard Mode can turn the Wii console power ON or OFF.