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Pair Bluetooth Headphones to Nintendo Switch


Nintendo Switch on a blue background

Connect a Bluetooth Audio Device to Switch

First, navigate to your Switch’s home screen. On the home screen, select the small gear icon (which also resembles a sun) to launch System Settings.

In System Settings, scroll down the sidebar and select “Bluetooth Audio.” (If you don’t see it in the list, update your system software first.)

Select "Bluetooth Audio"

Next, turn on your Bluetooth audio device and put it in pairing or discovery mode. How to do this varies widely based on the actual device, so you might need to consult the device’s manual. Often it involves holding down a power or Bluetooth connection button until a LED on the device blinks in a certain way.

When you’re ready, select “Pair Device” on the Nintendo Switch.

Select "Pair Device."

You’ll see a screen that says “Searching for Bluetooth audio devices.”

The Switch "Searching for Bluetooth audio devices" screen.

If all goes well, the Switch will discover your device. When you see it listed, select it. (You will see a different name than the one listed in this example depending on the device you’re connecting.)

Select the audio device you want to use from the list.

Once connected, you’ll see the paired device listed on the “Bluetooth Audio” screen in System Settings.

Once connected, you'll see the paired device listed on the "Bluetooth Audio" screen in System Settings.

After that, close System Settings and play whatever you’d like. You can control the system volume through either the volume buttons on the Switch itself or volume buttons on your audio device (if it has any).

If you power off the Switch after playing, the connection between your audio device and the Switch will be temporarily lost. To use it again, power up your Bluetooth device with the Switch turned on, and it should connect again automatically—there’s no need to re-pair the device every time you want to use it.

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