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10 Hidden Features for the Nintendo Switch

10 Hidden Features for the Nintendo Switch-Custom Controllers UK

The Nintendo Switch has surged in popularity over the last few years, thanks to its great functionality, portability in handheld mode, fun video games and much more. COVID-19 has massively impacted people, with a lot of people being stuck inside with not much to do. The Nintendo Switch has helped a lot of people during these times, providing a lot of entertainment.

So to make your experience even better, we have looked into ten hidden Nintendo switch features.

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Nintendo Switch

Can I browse the Internet on Nintendo Switch?

Browse through the internet whenever you want to, thanks to the console's built-in browser. When connected to the internet through your Wi-Fi or other connection method, you can access Google.

How do I get Internet data on my Switch?

  • Connect your Switch to the Wi-Fi connection that you use by going into the internet section in settings.
  • Change your DNS settings within “Change Settings” in the settings section of your network.
  • Change your DNS from automatic to manual, and set your primary DNS to
  • Press “connect to this network.” and simply press next.


Finding lost joy-con controllers:

Do you lose your Nintendo switch joy con controller a lot? Well, you no longer have to worry about losing it thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s “find controllers” feature. This feature will cause your Joy-Con or controller to vibrate, making you aware of its location. 

Is there a way to locate the Nintendo Switch controller?

  • Go into the controller section from home.
  • Press on find controllers.
  • Choose the controller you want to find.

(Please note that the controller you want to find must have been previously linked to your Switch, must have battery life and not be linked to a different console.)


Can you get different themes on Nintendo Switch?

The Nintendo Switch, as default, has a plain white theme as a background. Well, you can change this to a black theme if you want to. It is very easy to do this as well.

How do you update the Switch theme?

  • Go to system settings.
  • Go to the themes section.
  • Select your theme preference.


Can people see what you play on Switch?

You can track which games you have played, and how long you have played them by going into the profile you have used on your Nintendo Switch (go onto your profile picture/icon in the top left). Here you can see your activity, and also what your friends have been playing (and for how long).


Can you use switch Joy-Cons on PC?

There is a way in which you can use your favourite Nintendo Joy-Cons on Android and PC. As Nintendo Joy-Cons use Bluetooth, you can connect them to a great number of different devices.

How do I use Joy-Con on my PC?

  • Turn on Bluetooth on the device you want to connect controllers to.
  • Press sync on the controller until it flashes.
  • The device should appear in the Bluetooth section.
  • Then select, connect and play!

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Can you use a battery pack on Nintendo Switch?

One of the main selling points of the Nintendo Switch is its portability. But this does bring up some concerns in terms of battery life while on the go. Well, fortunately, the Nintendo Switch is compatible with external battery packs that run on batteries. Do not worry about your device running out of battery while away from home and without a charger with a Nintendo switch battery pack. 


Region-Free Benefits

The Nintendo Switch was made region-free, making all games from any region available to be played by anyone. So, you can import any game from any country and play it. But there are also several extra benefits to being region-free. You can change your region on the Nintendo Switch (this is within the settings) to view different games or content from other regions. Allowing access to different region stores, such as the Japanese store and more.


Attach external accessories with a USB

One of the great things about the Switch is its compatibility with a massive variety of different devices. Thanks to Switch’s port, you can attach many devices like keyboards or headsets. Note that these devices must have a compatible cable to be used.


Additional Profiles

You can add as many profiles as you want to your Nintendo Switch. These profiles can be used for different people, like friends or family, or used to make new game saves. This is great if you want to replay a game, but not reset your progress.


Turn on Your TV with the Switch

As most people know, you can plug your Switch into your TV to play your favourite games on a larger screen. But a few people are unaware that you can turn your TV on with your Switch.

How do I turn on my TV with a Switch controller?

  •  Ensure the console is plugged into the TV
  • Turn the console on using the home button.
  • Go to settings on the TV
  • Change whatever settings you want.

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Have you heard of these gaming features before? Why not give them a try and let us know how they go? Remember, we have plenty of Switch controllers available on Custom Controllers, no matter the design, pattern or colour there's one for you! And we have plenty of gaming accessories too, great for taking your gameplay that much further. 

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