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Do You Know Where Your Joy-Cons Are? The New Switch Update Should Help


The Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers are sophisticated, tiny, and easy to lose (especially for children). If only there was a way to remotely determine where they were left last….wait, now there is.

The latest update to the Switch firmware has added a “Find Controller” option in the menu that buzzes the Joy-Cons’ vibration feature on its maximum setting. Once it’s on all you have to do is locate the buzzing noise, which depending on the surface could create a lot of helpful clatter.

This isn’t the only feature added in today’s free update…Switch owners can also finally import the Friend Lists from their 3DS or Wii U, if they haven’t already done so manually. The list of updates also includes these new features:

Register a channel to receive News for specific games

Receive notifications when your Friends go online

Change the user icon order on the Home Menu

Select from 6 new Splatoon 2 characters for user icon

Change the system volume from the Quick Settings

Lower the maximum volume for headphone or speakers connected to the audio jack

Change display colors to Invert Colors or Grayscale

Use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller via wired communication by connecting the USB charging cable

Update connected controllers

Added a feature that suggests deletion of software data if there is insufficient space when downloading other software

It’s all part of Firmware Version 3.00, which is live today.