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Enhanced Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch - Overview & Setup

Front view of Nintendo Switch Enhanced Controller

Back view of Nintendo Switch  enhanced wired controller


  1. Check for System update
    • Nintendo system update version 6.0.1 or later is
      required for use of PowerA Wireless controllers
  2. Connect your Nintendo Switch to the Internet
  3. Typically, system updates will be downloaded
    automatically when connected online.
  4. Select ‘System Settings’ from HOME menu, then
    scroll down to ‘System’ to see System Update version
    and automatically check for system update.
    For additional help, search ‘system update’ from
    Nintendo Support website.

Install Batteries:

  1. Remove the battery door, and install (2) AA Alkaline
    Batteries (included)
  2. Confirm your Nintendo Switch Console is powered ON.
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