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    How to Hold the Joy-Con (Single and Multiplayer)

    Instructions to set up or change the holding position on the Joy-Con controllers for single and multiplayer games on Nintendo Switch.

    Background Information:

    While being used as wireless controllers, the Joy-Con can be held in different positions:



    hac_lineart_hands_joycon_wriststrap_small.png hac_lineart_hands_joycon_left_ws_small.png

    As a single controller (dual-controller grip) or
    as individual controllers (solo remote grip)

    As individual controllers (solo horizontal grip)

    While you can navigate the HOME Menu using the Joy-Con in the different holding positions, the holding position within each game will depend on the single and multiplayer options for that software. For example,

    • Some games, such as Snipperclips - Cut it out together!, allow you to use the Joy-Con only in solo horizontal grip.
    • Other games, such as Super Bomberman R, allow you to use the Joy-Con in single player as dual-controller grip or as solo horizontal grip, while using the Joy-Con in multiplayer allows for solo horizontal grip only.

    What to Do:

    To set or change the holding position for the Joy-Con.

    1. From the HOME Menu, select "Controllers" > "Change Grip/Order."
      • Any wireless controllers paired to the console will be temporarily disconnected.
    2. Depending on the holding position to be used, press the buttons on the Joy-Con as follows:

    How to Hold the Joy-Con Buttons to Press
    As a dual-controller grip hac_lineart_hands_joycon_both_small.png L Button (on left Joy-Con) + R Button (on right Joy-Con) or,
    ZL Button (on left Joy-Con) + ZR Button (on right Joy-Con)
    As a solo horizontal grip hac_lineart_hands_joycon_left_large.png SL Button + SR Button on each Joy-Con you wish to use horizontally


    If the console is powered off or set to sleep mode, the Joy-Con holding position will automatically revert back to dual-controller grip.

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