iOS 16 enables users to connect their iPhones to their Nintendo Switch controllers

At yesterday's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple omitted to announce a crucial aspect of iOS 16, which is that users of iPhones will soon be able to play video games utilizing the Nintendo Switch Pro and Joy-Con controllers.

iOS 16 will not be available for everyone's iPhones until the fall of this year; however, it is presently available as a developer preview. This provides developers with sufficient opportunities to try out and find some of the new operating system's oddities and flaws.

Riley Testut, the developer who is responsible for the Delta emulator and the AltStore, recently made the revelation that iOS 16 natively supports the Nintendo Switch Pro and the Joy-Con controllers, even though they only appear as a single device.

Riley shared his findings with the community. He stated that 'they function well with Delta,' an emulator that can simulate games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.

In a response to a fellow iOS developer who was able to get the Switch Pro Controller working but not the Joy-Cons, Nat Brown, an engineering manager at Apple, went on to confirm that iOS 16 is compatible with both the Switch Pro Controller and the Joy-Cons.

This was in response to the fact that the iOS developer was only able to get the Switch Pro Controller to work.

He said that once both Joy-Cons have been connected, it is possible to use them together as a single controller by simultaneously pressing and holding the home and screenshot buttons for a few seconds. To separate them into two distinct controllers, you can use them the same way.

Following the 4.0.0 update in May of 2018, Apple implemented compatibility for the PS5 DualSense controller, making it compatible with the Remote Play app in its entirety.

Along with the iOS 14.5 update, the business also included support for the Xbox Series X controller in addition to the DualSense controller. This support was included coincidentally. This coming fall will see the release of iOS 16.

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