How to connect Nintendo Switch Pro and Joy-Con controllers on my Mac

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What are Pro and Joy-Con controllers?

Nintendo Switch is one of the consul to Games most popular on the market. And it is that Nintendo has been selling its products for years, becoming a fairly well-known brand. You can even turn the Nintendo Switch console on and off with the controller.

Pro controllers are the controllers of Nintendo Switch and are an alternative to Joy-Con controller. Although the latter are the most used, the Pros offer you a better experience.



Something interesting about this new Nintendo console is its Joy-Con which have integrated Bluetooth and tracking sensors. This makes it attractive to consumers.

these Joy-Con are the controls for Nintendo Switch which consists of two individual devices. These controllers can be used connected directly to the Switch console or also used wirelessly.

These units can be used together, although you can also use them separately and share them with another player as individual controllers. This is possible thanks to the fact that, once separated, they both work autonomously and connect to the console via Bluetooth.

A Nintendo Switch console can support up to eight Joy-Con connected simultaneously. These can be attached to the sides of the console or used wirelessly.

Joy-Con have battery that charge when connected to the Nintendo console. Also, a very good thing about these units is that thanks to the fact that they have Bluetooth, you can connect and use them on other computers and mobile devices.

The latter in particular is a feature that users are very attracted to. Since they can connect their Joy-Con and Pros to their Mac computers and play without the console Switch. Do you want to learn how to do it? Stay and enjoy this article where we will show you step by step what you should do.



How to connect Pro and Joy-Con controllers to a Mac PC?

Who would not want to connect their own controller Nintendo to a Mac computer? You could play calmly as if it were the console. Next, we'll give you a little guide so you can see how to do it and how easy it can be.

Step 1

The first thing you need to do in order to connect your controllers to your Mac computer is to press the side button of your Joy-Con. When you do this, you will notice that the lights on the remote start flashing, this means it is ready for pairing via Bluetooth.

Step 2

On your Mac computer you have to click on “”, then you have to click on System Preferences and finally on Bluetooth. On your Mac computer screen, in the Devices window, you need to locate the Joy-Con controller.

3 pass

You have to press where it says Connect and it will automatically start pairing with your Joy-Con controller. When the process is complete, it will be ready to use as a controller for your computer and to play games.

How to use the Pro Controller on a Mac computer?

Now, if the controller you have is a Nintendo Switch Pro controller, you don't need to worry. You just have to do the same we explained for the Joy-Con controller.

Also, if you use a controller Pro, you will have a better gaming experience than a Joy-Con controller. This is because thanks to the fact that it has a more stable connection via Bluetooth, you won't have that much lag when playing games.


If what you want is that the connection of the controllers is better and you avoid so much lag, we can recommend you to use an App. His name is Enjoy2 and basically maps your Nintendo Switch controllers.


Having a mapping app can give you a better experience and with it you can also configure the buttons of your controls to your liking.


We hope that with the steps we have provided you have been able to connect your controllers to yours Mac computer. It is important to remember that in this configuration the connection of both Joy-Con to the computer is not yet available but only one.

In another sense, we invite you to read the following articles How to use and set up Nintendo Switch JoyCon on your PC, as well as how to increase the battery life of Nintendo Switch for sure, will help you a lot.

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