While not advertised on Apple’s website, it has been discovered that iOS 16 adds support for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons and Pro Controller. The feature was highlighted on Twitter by Riley Testutthe developer behind iOS video game emulator Delta.

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In a series of tweets, Testut said that iOS 16 supports both single left or right Joy-Cons, or both at once as a singular controller. Testut added that it is possible to dynamically switch between using the Joy-Cons individually or as one combined controller by holding the screenshot capture and home buttons for a few seconds.

Testut also confirmed that iOS 16 supports the Nintendo Switch’s Pro Controller, which is a more traditional looking game controller.

The controllers can be customized in the Bluetooth menu of the Settings app on iOS 16, which is available in beta for developers 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 have also supported PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers since the release of iOS 14.5 in April 2021.

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