How to Use Nintendo Wii U Controllers

Introduction

A number of controllers can be connected to your Nintendo Wii U which can add extra functionality or convenience. This guided will walk you through the setup process. 

? What controller would you like to setup?

  1. Wii U Gamepad
  2. Wii Remote
  3. Wii Nunchuk
  4. Wii U Pro Controller
  5. Wii Fit U Balance Board

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A number of controllers can be connected to your Nintendo Wii U which can add extra functionality or convenience. This guided will walk you through the setup process. 
  1. Power up the Gamepad, Wii U, and television.
  2. Press the sync button on the Wii U game console.
    Nintendo wii u sync button
  3. On the Gamepad, use the stylus to press the sync button on the back.
    Using the wii u stylus to press the sync button
  4. On the Wii U Gamepad, tap the symbols in the order they appear on the television.
    Wii u gamepad symbols for syncing
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  1. On the Wii U Gamepad, press the Home button.
    Wii u gamepad with home button highlighted

  2. Tap Controller Settings.
    Wii u controller settings icon

  3. Under Wii Remote/Other Controllers tap Pair.
    Wii u controller settings menu with pair highlighted

  4. Press the Sync Button on the controller you wish to pair.
    Wii u remote showing the sync buttons
  1. Slide the wrist strap cord through the connector of the nunchuk.
    Diagram showing how to connect the nunchuk

  2. Plug the nunchuk connector into the External Extension Connector on the bottom of the Wii Remote.
    Diagram showing the connection of the nunchuk
  1. On the Wii U Gamepad, press the Home button.
    Wii u gamepad with home button highlighted

  2. Tap Controller Settings.
    Wii u controller settings button

  3. Under Wii Remote/Other Controllers tap Pair.
    Wii u controller menu showing pair button

  4. Press the Sync Button on the controller you wish to pair.
    Wii u pro controller showing the sync button on the back
  1. On the Wii U Gamepad, press the Home button.
    Wii u gamepad with home button highlighted

  2. Tap Controller Settings.
    Wii u controller settings icon

  3. Under Wii Remote/Other Controllers tap Pair.
    Wii u controller settings showing pair button

  4. Remove the battery cover on the bottom of the board.
    Wii balance board batter cover being removed

  5. Press the Sync button on the board.
    Wii balance board sync button
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