JoyCon Drift Fix and Tips for Nintendo Switch/Lite

Many of us are paranoid of the mighty “Joy Con Drift” and I know I’m one of them. We will be giving some tips here in order to prevent this or a workaround.

What is a Joy-Con Drift?

Joy-Con drift is an issue on Nintendo Switch or Lite that a movement is detected even when the user is not touching the thumbstick on the joy-con.

There are already reports that even a 4month old Nintendo Switch can have this Joy-Con drift issue. As of today, Nintendo offers free repair for this just reach out to the Nintendo Support.

Tips and Workaround

  • Stay away from dust – maybe dust particles are tucked under the thumbstick
  • Recalibrate your Joy-Cons in the System Settings
  • Update your Joy-Con Firmware
  • Replace the thumbstick
  • Buy a Pro Controller

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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller – Nintendo Switch – $69.99