iOS 16 adds support for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons and Pro Controller

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iOS 16 adds support for the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons and Pro Controller

Though not advertised on Apple’s website, iOS 16 has been spotted adding support for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons and Pro Controller. The function was highlighted on Twitter by Riley Testutthe developer behind the iOS video game emulator Delta.


In a series of tweets, Testut said that iOS 16 supports both individual left and right Joy-Cons or both at the same time as a single controller. Testut added that it’s possible to dynamically switch between using the Joy-Cons individually or as a combined controller by holding down the screenshot capture and home button for a few seconds.

Testut also confirmed that iOS 16 supports the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, which is a more traditional-looking game controller.

The controllers can be customized in the Bluetooth menu of the Settings app on iOS 16, which is available in beta for developers starting today. Apple said a public beta of iOS 16 will follow in July, and the software update will be released in the fall.

iPhones have also supported PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers since the release of iOS 14.5 in April 2021.

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