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iOS 16 Adds Support for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con

iOS 16 Adds Support for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con

by Aiman MaulanaJune 9, 2022
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iOS 16: Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con Support

For those of you who might have missed it, Apple announced that they will be adding native support for the Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch Pro controller in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura. Apart from that, they will also be including native support for a number of USB steering wheels for macOS Ventura.

According AltStore developer on Twitter, @rileytestut, the Nintendo Switch Pro controller works “perfectly” and that the Joy-Con is connected and identified as a single device, which would make it easier for apps and mobile games to make full use of it. You are also expected to be able to switch between a single Joy-Con or both with ease, which is a nice touch.

iOS 16 Adds Support for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con

For those of you wondering about the USB steering wheels, it is the Logitech G920 and Logitech G29. It includes support for the shifters, pedal, and the steering wheel itself so you can enjoy the full experiences on macOS Ventura.

In case you were wondering, Apple previously added support for the DualSense controller and the Xbox Series X controller in iOS. This isn’t the first time we’re seeing 3rd party controller support being added, and we might just see more down the road.

The Apple iOS 16 developer preview will be available to all Developer Program members from now onwards, with a public beta coming sometime next month. It’s expected to be released publicly for all supported devices in September, after the iPhone 14 announcement.


Pokdepinion: If you’re an iPhone user who brings around the Nintendo Switch often, this would be more of an incentive to continue doing so as you’d have more use for the Joy-Con.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)

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