How to connect the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to your mobile phone

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Il Nintendo Controller Switch Pro control you have at home not only need to play with the Nintendo Switch, you can use your phone to play to the best Android games.

In this guide we explain step by step how connect the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to your Android mobile to save you the purchase of a bluetooth controller.

It is becoming more and more common to use the smartphone to play games and, therefore, to use controls of this type for enhance the gaming experience.



Forget about market research for a new controller for your mobile, the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller can perform this function and we will see it in the following lines.

Then you can connect your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to your Android mobile.

How to connect the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to an Android mobile phone

The pairing of your mobile with your Nintendo Switch and its accessories is not surprising at this point. For example, we have already seen how to use the mobile as a second control of the Switch or how to connect the Joy-Con to the mobile.

The procedure we explain in this guide has a different protagonist: the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.

This Nintendo wireless controller, created to offer a different experience to console gamers, can also be used to play with your mobile.

If you want to try connect your Nintendo Switch Pro controller with your Android mobile, you need to follow these steps:

  1. On your mobile, go up Settings> Connections> Bluetooth and activate the connection.
  2. Click on "Connect new device" - the term may vary depending on the manufacturer -.
  3. Now take the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and press and hold the pairing button on the back of the accessory. Release it when the green lights start flashing back and forth.
  4. On your mobile, in the list of devices available for pairing, you will see the Pro Controller option. Click on it and confirm that you want to connect both devices. In seconds, your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller will be connected to your Android mobile.

The procedure will now be over, now it's time to test how it feels at play on Android with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.



Most likely, you will notice some delays when playing, for example, in the movement of characters. It is also possible that in some titles some buttons on the remote control do not perform their function.


And we have to think of this Nintendo Switch Pro Controller as an occasional alternative to playing on mobile when you don't have a bluetooth controller nearby.

It might interest you: How to install Android on Nintendo Switch

However, if you are looking for a good controller for your mobile, this Nintendo Pro Controller is not the best option and you can confirm that in our recommendations on best controllers to play with an android phone.


The fact that the user experience it offers when connected to an Android mobile isn't perfect doesn't mean the Pro Controller isn't yet the best option for your Nintendo Switch.

If you have not yet experienced the benefits of playing with this controller on the Nintendo handheld console, you can buy it now on AliExpress (Latin America) and Amazon. In the end, with one or the other console or one or the other controller, the goal is always the same: have fun playing your favorite games.

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