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How to activate Bluetooth on Nintendo Switch

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How to activate Bluetooth on Nintendo Switch: You have always been a big fan of Nintendo and have bought almost all the consoles produced by the famous Japanese giant. With the arrival of Nintendo Switch, you have a console with which you can play comfortably in the living room or on the go. In this regard, when you are away from home, such as on public transport or in a place where you cannot make noise, always connect headphones with cables to the console, but you would like to know if it was possible to associate a wireless pair.

Unfortunately, however, looking through the system settings, you did not find any option to enable the wireless interface of the console and, therefore, you would like to know how to activate Bluetooth on Nintendo Switch and pair with the headphones in your possession. How do you say? Is this actually the case? Then you will be happy to know that, in the next chapters, you will find all the information you need to do so. Also, in case you want to enable the Bluetooth interface to activate the Joy-Con in airplane mode, I will also explain how to do this simple operation.

Well: let’s not get lost in more chat and let’s start immediately. All you have to do is sit comfortably and carefully read the tips you will find in the next chapters, which apply to both Switch and Switch Lite (the handheld only console model). Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!

How to activate Bluetooth on Nintendo Switch

If you want to know how to activate Bluetooth on Nintendo Switchknow that this, by default, is already enabled, so as to allow the controllers (Joy-Con) to be able to send command signals when disconnected from the central body, to play the console in TV mode.

To connect Bluetooth headphones, however, you need to access the section Bluetooth audio of the console, through which it is possible to pair up to 10 audio devices (Bluetooth microphones are not supported), including wireless speakers.

Note, however, that linking is allowed one audio device at a time and up to a maximum of three Bluetooth devices at the same time (a single Joy-Con is considered a Bluetooth device). Also, this mode is not available for local play wirelessly.

To connect a new audio device to Nintendo Switch via Bluetooth, first go to the main screen of the console, press the icon of gear wheeland in the section System settingsmake sure the option is available Bluetooth audio.

If not, click on the item System and select the option Console update, to update the Nintendo Switch software to the latest version available. Once this is done, access the section Bluetooth audio and, after activating the pairing mode of the audio device you want to connect to the console, select the option Add device.

Wait, then, for the device to be detected by Nintendo Switch and as soon as you see the screen Select the Bluetooth audio device you want to usetap on device name audio to associate. Then press the button OK And that’s it. To learn more, you can take a look at my guide on how to connect Bluetooth headphones to Nintendo Switch.

At this point, you can connect / disconnect the previously paired device as many times as you wish, by accessing the section again Bluetooth audioby pressing on device name and selecting the option Connect this device/Unplug this device.

If, on the other hand, you want to permanently delete an audio device associated with the Nintendo home console, click on the option Remove device twice in a row. Simple, right?

How to turn on Bluetooth on Switch in airplane mode

How to turn on Bluetooth on Switch in airplane mode

As I already told you in previous chapterthe Nintendo Switch uses the integrated Bluetooth interface to maintain communication with the Joy-Con, when they are disconnected from the central body, to play in TV mode.

Unfortunately, in case you need to activate the flight modethe Joy-Con cannot be disconnected, as they will not work: this happens because the console’s radio interface is deactivated, as well as Wi-Fi, when airplane mode is activated on the console.

In any case, you can also disable this restriction, acting directly from the console settings panel. Don’t know how to do it? Do not worry! I’m here to provide you with all the answers you need.

First, turn on yours Nintendo Switch and follow the on-screen instructions to access its main screen. Once this is done, press ongear icon located at the bottom and, using the sidebar, locate the card Flight mode.

At this point, if airplane mode is already set to Yupall you have to do is activate the voice Yup near the wording Communication with controllers (Bluetooth). Now, the last step is to unplug the Joy-Con in order to play the console in TV mode.

Warning: Activating the Bluetooth interface when the Nintendo Switch is in airplane mode is not recommended if you are in places where radio interference is prohibited. Therefore, first make sure you can activate this option without breaking any rules and thus avoiding putting your health and that of others at risk.