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


iOS 16 has a ton of new features and it may be the biggest software update coming soon. Among all the features, one thing that Apple didn't highlight was iOS 16 can now support the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controller which is quite a surprise.

As discovered by Riley Testut, an iOS developer behind the video game emulator Delta, he discovered in the Bluetooth settings that his Switch Pro Controller got connected. He went on to test that the iOS 16 can also connect a single Joy-Con (left or right) as well as both at once as a singular controller.

Moreover, the single Joy-Con can be switched dynamically between left and right. This is done by pressing the screenshot + home buttons for a few seconds for it to make it happen. In case you didn't know, the current iOS can also support a PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controller. Like the iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac, we assume the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controller can be supported too.

The iOS 16 developer beta is out now and a public beta will arrive in July. From the looks of it, the new iOS 16 may or may not release together with the upcoming iPhone 14 series that's coming in September 2022. Also, only the iPhone SE (2nd gen), iPhone 8 series and above will receive iOS 16.

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