Although not announced on Apple’s website, iOS 16 has been discovered to add support for Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons and Pro Controller. The function was featured on Twitter by Riley Testutthe developer behind the iOS video game emulator Delta.


In a series of tweets, Testut said that iOS 16 supports left or right single Joy-Cons, or both as a single controller. Testut added that it’s possible to dynamically switch between using the Joy-Cons individually or as a combo controller by holding down the screenshot and home buttons for a few seconds.

Testut also confirmed that iOS 16 supports the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, which is a more traditional-looking gamepad.

Controllers can be customized in the Bluetooth menu of the Settings app on iOS 16, which is available as a developer beta starting today. Apple said a public beta of iOS 16 will follow in July and the software update will be released in the fall.

iPhones also support PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers since the release of iOS 14.5 in April 2021.

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