Before updating the Nintendo Switch controllers, you must make sure they’re paired wirelessly with the console. Joy-Cons can be physically attached instead, but either method works the same. Assuming you have those prerequisites out of the way, you can update the controllers with a couple of taps or clicks, according to a Nintendo support document.
- Press the home button on the Switch.
- Tap or click the System Settings button.
- Tap or click on Controllers and Sensors, then on Update Controllers.
- Wait for the update to finish.
Nintendo says these steps work with all Switch models that are available at the time of writing, including the Switch OLED and the Switch Lite (in case it’s paired with the Pro Controller). If you experience a hiccup during the update process that makes it fail, Nintendo says to try again. Still not working? Check out our full guide on how to fix this problem.