The Nintendo Switch generated a lot of buzz when it was released last week, but one of Nintendo’s best console launches was marred by issues plaguing the console, namely the problems with the left Joy-Con. Many users have experienced de-syncing issues with their Joy-Con, rendering them unable to play the Switch. Nintendo is well aware of the problem and they have come up with a list of do’s and don’t's to help affected users.
Most of these instructions make sense and sound helpful, such as making sure your Joy-Con is charged and updating your console. But ensuring that the Switch is not placed behind an aquarium or within a metal object sounds primitive, considering how advanced technology is in this modern age.
Here’s the full list of suggestions to fix the Joy-Con issues, as recommended by Nintendo:
Ensure your console has the latest system update.
Ensure the Joy-Con controllers are charged.
Try to decrease the distance between the Joy-Con and the Nintendo Switch console.
Ensure that the Nintendo Switch console is placed to minimize interference with the Joy-Con. It is best if the Nintendo Switch console is placed out in the open and that it is not:
Check for possible sources of interference and turn them off. Interference can be caused by devices, such as:
In most cases, it will be enough to move these devices three to four feet away from the Nintendo Switch console and/or Joy-Con controllers. However, if you continue to experience this issue, please power these devices off while using the Nintendo Switch console.
Source: Games Radar