Click each step to see the action. You can also click the picture or use the arrow keys.
- 1. Power ButtonUsed to turn the console On/Off or to Sleep Mode.
- 2. Volume ButtonsUsed to turn up and down the volume on the console.
- 3. 3.5 mm Audio JackUsed to insert headphones, auxiliary, or 3.5 mm jack devices.
- 4. StandStand to support the console when playing in tabletop mode.
- 5. SpeakersUsed to produce the sounds and tones of the console and its games.
- 6. microSD Card SlotMicro SD card slot located underneath the stand, used for additional storage.
Rail – To connect the Left Side of the Joy-Con.The fitting for the left JoyCon to slot into.
- 8. Rail – To connect the Right Side of the Joy-ConThe fitting for the right JoyCon to slot into.
- 9. Game Card PortInsert Game Cards into this slot.
- 10. Touch ScreenThe primary display, also used to select options and control the console when not using the JoyCon controllers.
- 11. IR Motion CameraThe infra red motion camera is used to locate the JoyCon controllers and read their movements.
- 12. Brightness SensorSensors detects light levels to control screen brightness for optimal viewing.
- 13. USB Type-C ConnectorUSB C connector used for data transfer and charging the device.
- 14. USB 2.0 PortsUsed for data transfer and connection of Pro Controllers.
- 15. TV Output LEDLED light to indicate the Switch is connected to the TV.
AC Adapter PortConnection for the AC Adapter to power the device.
USB PortA standard USB port.
HDMI PortUsed to connect the HDMI cable to a TV.
- 19. Minus ButtonUsed to delete and to work along side the Plus button on the other controller.
- 20. Left Directional StickThe left directional stick is used to navigate the menus and used during game play.
- 21. Right Directional StickThe right directional stick is used to navigate the menus and used during game play.
- 22. Directional ButtonsUsed for navigating menus and used during game play.
- 23. Capture buttonUsed to capture screenshots, can be used in game or within the menus. All screenshots will be saved to internal memory or SD card (if present).
- 24. Plus ButtonUsed to complete text input, also works along side the Minus button on the left JoyCon controller.
- 25. A/B/X/Y ButtonsStandard in action buttons, used within game play and operating the console.
- 26. Home ButtonThe Home button is used to return to the home screen at anytime. Press and hold for quick menu.
- 27. SL ButtonsThe SL and SR are used at the trigger buttons when playing in local multiplayer with the JoyCon controllers.
- 28. SR ButtonsThe SL and SR are used at the trigger buttons when playing in local multiplayer with the JoyCon controllers.
- 29. L ButtonThe left bumper button on the left JoyCon controller mainly used during game play.
- 30. R ButtonThe right bumper button on the right JoyCon controller mainly used during game play.
- 31. Player Indicator LED’sIndicators for the player number selected on the controller when playing in local multiplayer mode.
- 32. Sync ButtonsUsed to sync the controllers to the console. Sync by pressing the and holding the sync buttons on the JoyCon controllers.
- 33. ZL ButtonThe ZR and ZL buttons are used as action buttons in game play and can be used to navigate menus.
- 34. ZR ButtonThe ZR and ZL buttons are used as action buttons in game play and can be used to navigate menus.
- 35. Release ButtonsPress the buttons to release the JoyCon controllers from the console or from the JoyCon Grip.
- 36. JoyCon StrapsUsed to secure the JoyCon controllers during game play. These straps can slide on to the JoyCon controllers and be used in multiplayer as the ZR and ZL buttons.