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Remapping your Nintendo Switch buttons is easy — Here’s how to do it!

If you don’t like how the buttons are arranged on your Nintendo Switch, you can easily remap the buttons and joysticks on Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons or Pro Controllers. Whether you’re making adjustments for comfort or necessity, here’s how to remap Switch controller buttons.

Remapping controllers for Nintendo Switch

How to remap Switch controller buttons

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

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

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

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

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

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

  13. Select OK.

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.

  3. Select Change Button Mapping.

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

  5. Select Save Mapping.

  6. Choose a slot from the five available spaces.

  7. Select Overwrite.

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

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.

  3. Select Change Button Mapping.

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

  5. Select Load Mapping.

  6. Select the slot you want to load.

  7. Select OK.

Now you know how to remap Switch controller buttons or joysticks on your Joy-Cons or Pro Controllers. Have fun playing your games. I hope this button customization allows you to play more comfortably.

Additional Equipment

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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.

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