You may have heard, or experienced for yourself, that Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers sometimes disconnect from the system when they are detached from it. The main cause of this seems to be interference by other objects or electronic signals that may be in the way of the controllers and the console. But worry not; Nintendo says they are aware of the issue and are currently looking into it.

In the meantime, they've also included some helpful tips to make your Joy-Cons work more properly until the problem is resolved. This includes many simple fixes, such as moving objects out of the way and keeping other electronics away from the Switch.

  1. Ensure your console has the latest system update.
  2. Ensure the Joy-Con controllers are charged.
  3. Try to decrease the distance between the Joy-Con and the Nintendo Switch console.
  4. Ensure that the Nintendo Switch console is placed to minimize interference with the Joy-Con. It is best if the Nintendo Switch console is placed out in the open and that it is not:
    • Behind a TV
    • Near an aquarium
    • Placed in or under a metal object
    • Pressed against a large amount of wires and cords
    • Within three to four feet of another wireless device, such as a wireless speaker or a wireless access point.
  5. Check for possible sources of interference and turn them off. Interference can be caused by devices, such as:
    • Cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc.
    • Wireless headsets
    • Wireless printers
    • Microwaves
    • Wireless speakers
    • Cordless phones
    • USB 3.0-compatible devices such as hard drives, thumb drives, LAN adapters, etc

Hopefully this problem will be fixed soon, as it seems like it may be affecting a decent amount of Nintendo Switch players out there. Have you guys experienced this at all? Have you noticed any other useful things that will help with the connectivity? Share with us in the comments below!

Source: Kotaku, Nintendo

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