Joy-Cons and Switch Pro Controllers supported in iOS 16

They even work well with at least one emulator

07 June 2022
by camcritiques 3

Riley Testut, developer behind the popular iOS game emulator Delta, has noted via Twitter that iOS 16 adds support for both left and right Joy-Cons as well as Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers.

According to Riley, you can use both single and dual Joy-Con configurations, and they all work great with Delta, his emulator. iOS 16 will be released to the public this fall.

Thanks to Olivia for the heads up!

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2y ago

YES! I…am so happy about this! I hadn’t had a game controller that was supported by iOS, and I was just about to get a DualSense even though I don’t have a PS5, cause they’re on sale at the store I work at. Well, now I don’t have to, I’ll just wait till the iOS public betas come in July and test it out. I’ve been really wanting to finish Chrono Trigger on my iPad, but have been holding off till buying a proper game controller because the touch controls…leave a lot to be desired.
This is long overdue, but better late than never!

Edit: Yes, I don’t own non-Nintendo gaming controllers, I’m mostly a Nintendo only gamer. I do plan on getting a PS5 eventually, but I both don’t have the money and have way too much in my backlog right now.

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I’m in the same boat. Nintendo only gamer. This is good news for me as well. I tried using the pro controller on Apple TV for its game selection, but no luck. I have no desire to own an Xbox or PlayStation controller, so this definitely simplifies things for me.


2y ago

Cool. Now what we need it an iPhone and iPad case that allows Joy-Cons to the snap into :)