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After being on the market for over three years, Nintendo finally released an update that allows us to easily remap the buttons and joysticks on Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons or Pro Controllers. Whether you're making adjustments to for comfort or necessity, here's how to remap controller buttons for your Nintendo Switch.

Remapping controllers for Nintendo Switch

How to remap buttons on Nintendo Switch

  1. From your main Switch menu, select System Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Controllers and Sensors.

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  3. Select Change Button Mapping.
  4. Choose the Joy-Con or Pro Controller you want to edit.

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  5. Select Change.
  6. Scroll to the control you want to change.

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  7. Press A.
  8. Choose the new control you want for that button.

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  9. To change the joysticks, select Control Stick Settings.
  10. Select the joystick you want to modify.

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  11. After changing the joystick, press B to back out of this menu.
  12. When you're done making changes, select Done.

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  13. Select OK.

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How to save and load custom mapping

There are spaces for you to save up to five custom mapping configurations. You will first need to complete the steps above before you're able to save different mapping options.

How to save custom mapping

  1. Once you've customized your buttons or joysticks, select System Settings from the main menu.
  2. Scroll down to Controllers and Sensors.

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  3. Select Change Button Mapping.

  4. Choose the Joy-Con or Pro Controller you want to edit.

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  5. Select Save Mapping.

  6. Choose a slot from the five available spaces.

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  7. Select Overwrite.

  8. Select OK. Now your custom mapping has been saved to that slot.

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How to load custom mapping

  1. Once you've customized your buttons or joysticks, select System Settings from the main menu.
  2. Scroll down to Controllers and Sensors.

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  3. Select Change Button Mapping.

  4. Choose the Joy-Con or Pro Controller you want to edit.

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  5. Select Load Mapping.

  6. Select the slot you want to load.

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  7. Select OK.

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Now you know how to remap your buttons or joysticks on your Joy-Cons or Pro Controllers. It's a little late in coming, but we're happy that Nintendo finally made this a relatively easy process. Have fun playing your games. I hope this button customization allows you to play more comfortably.

Additional Equipment

I love these accessories and have found that they greatly improve my Switch gaming sessions. See if anything catches your eye.

Pro Controller ($70 at Best Buy)

This traditional-looking controller features motion controls, rumble, and NFC capabilities. It works great with either the original Nintendo Switch or the smaller Switch Lite.

Hori Compact Playstand ($13 at Amazon)

There are times when you want to prop up your Switch or Switch Lite without using your hands. I absolutely love this stand and use it every day.

Gimme some space! ($26 at Amazon)

Your Nintendo Switch only has 32GB of internal memory. If you plan on downloading a bunch of games, you're going to want to invest in a quality micro SD card like this one.

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