The Joy-Cons charge from the main Switch battery. How to Turn Off Motion Control on Nintendo Switch. Slide them onto the sides of the screen, and they’ll charge while you play. Doing so will affect how long the Switch’s charge lasts, however, but you can top everything off by placing them in the dock. The Switch Pro controller charges using a USB-C cable that you can connect to the Switch or an outlet converter.
Super Mario Odyssey is a good example of a game that mostly uses traditional controls, but has motion controls for more complicated maneuvers (like cap-throwing). While these controls are recommended, they are, thankfully, fully optional, and can thus be disabled in the Settings menu.
For games where they are optional, and you can’t turn them off (or can’t find the option), your only option is to look into a third-party controller that does not have motion capabilities. Most third-party Joy-Cons have motion controls, but there are traditional controllers that do not, so consider those.
To pair Joy-Cons with a Switch, turn the console on while they’re attached to the side. A prompt will ask you to press one or more buttons on the controllers to sync them up. If this doesn’t work, press the sync button on the sides of the controllers. To pair a Pro Controller, connect it to the Switch with the included USB cable. If you already have other controllers paired to the Switch, you can also navigate to Controllers > Change Grip and Order and then hold down the sync button on the new controllers until the Switch recognizes them.
How to Turn Off Motion Control on Nintendo Switch
Open the game.
- Open the options menu.
- Locate the motion control option.
Some games have multiple motion control options.
- Set the motion control option to Off.
- Start a game mode which supports motion controls.
- Select Button controls.
Not all games give this option. You may see Button controls, Standard controls, an option to disable motion controls, or there may be no option to disable motion controls when starting a game depending on the game.
Your game will launch with motion controls disabled.
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