If you’ve been experiencing drops in connectivity between your Joy-Con controller and Switch console, Nintendo have released some steps to help resolve the issue. The problem appears to be direct line-of-sight between the system itself and the controller, but wireless interference also seems to be a factor.
Here are some of the locations that Nintendo recommends you avoid placing your Switch:
- Behind a TV
- Near an aquarium
- Placed in or under a metal object
- Pressed against a large amount of wires and cords
- Within three to four feet of another wireless device, such as a wireless speaker or a wireless access point.
And here are some objects that can cause interference, which they recommend turning off.
- Laptops, tablets, etc.
- Wireless headsets
- Wireless printers
- Wireless speakers
- Cordless phones
- USB 3.0-compatible devices such as hard drives, thumb drives, LAN adapters, etc.
It’s also recommended that you use the latest firmware update for the Switch.
Nintendo contacted Polygon regarding the issue, saying that they are “looking into it,” and will “make improvements when necessary.”
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