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How to disconnect controllers from the Nintendo Switch

At the end of your playing party, you're going to have to unpair all the Joy-Cons for your Nintendo Switch. You can't disconnect controllers one by one, instead you have to do it all in one fell swoop.

  1. Select System Settings from the Switch's Home screen.
  2. Select Controllers and Sensors from the menu.


  3. Select Disconnect Controllers. You'll have to scroll down to see it.
  4. Attach a pair of Joy-Cons to the Switch console and hold the X button on the right Joy-Con until the controllers are disconnected.


  5. Detach the Joy-Cons from the console and then reattach them to pair the Joy-Cons again.
  6. Select OK