Nintendo Switch drivers can now be synced to your iPhone using iOS 16

Nintendo Switch drivers can now be synced to your iPhone using iOS 16

At Apple’s annual WWDC presentation yesterday, one key feature of iOS 16 was overlooked: iPhone users will be able to play games with their Nintendo Switch Pro and Joy-Con controllers.

Nintendo Switch drivers can now be synced to your iPhone using iOS 16

Nat Brown, an engineering manager at Apple, went on to confirm that iOS 16 supports both the Switch Pro Controller and the Joy-Cons, in a response to a fellow iOS developer who managed to get the Pro Controller working but not the Joy-Cons. He said when both Joy-Cons are paired, they can be joined as a single controller by holding the screenshot and home buttons at the same time for a few seconds. The same method applies to splitting them into two separate controllers.

Although iOS 16 will not be available to everyone until the autumn, it is presently available as a developer preview, allowing developers plenty of time to test and find some of the new operating system’s oddities and flaws. Riley Testut, the creator of the Delta emulator and AltStore, revealed that iOS 16 now supports the Nintendo Switch Pro and Joy-Con controllers natively, despite the fact that they appear as a single device. “They operate wonderfully with Delta,” he said, referring to the emulator for the SNES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.

Last May, Apple added support for the PS5 DualSense controller, making it compatible with the Remote Play app following the 4.0.0 update. Coincidentally, the company also threw in support for the Xbox Series X controller along with the DualSense controller to go with the iOS 14.5 update. iOS 16 will be released this fall.

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