Can you remember the last time anything was released, let alone a video game console, that was so widely praised at launch? Even the best-selling products on the planet like Apple’s iPhones are seemingly met with an equal amount of praise and complaints when they’re released. While there are some issues people have with the Switch (for instance, the lack of top-tier games available right now), people for the most part have been absolutely loving Nintendo’s next-generation video game console thus far.
The lack of games is something that will resolve itself over time, but there’s another problem some people have with their Switch consoles that’s actually a technical issue, so it may be a bit harder to fix. In fact, some gamers have gone to great lengths to fix the problem, and they’ve likely voided their warranties in the process. Luckily, there’s a much simpler fix that has now been discovered. It takes about one minute to perform, and you won’t void your warranty doing it.
Some gamers are experiencing a problem with their Nintendo Switch consoles where the Joy-Con controllers are losing their connections with the system. It’s an aggravating issue when it persists, and some people have had a difficult time coping with it. As we showed you earlier this week, some gamers are even going as far as to crack open their Joy-Con controllers in order to tweak the components and extend the wireless range. We strongly recommend against fiddling with the controllers so that you avoid voiding your warranty or breaking them.
Instead, YouTube user “The Gadget God” has come across a simpler fix. We tried it ourselves on a controller of ours that was having some connectivity issues, and it seems to have helped so far. Here’s what you need to do:
- On your Switch, go to System Settings
- Select “Controllers and Sensors”
- Select “Disconnect Controllers”
- Detach your Joy-Con controllers from the Switch
- Turn the Switch all the way off (power all the way down, don’t just enter Sleep Mode)
- Turn the Switch back on a reattach the Joy-Con controllers
That’s it. The entire process takes a little over a minute and it seems to resolve the issue, though it’s unclear if this is a permanent fix or if the issue might resurface down the road. The Gadget God’s video showing how it works is embedded below.