Question Is there a way to connect a NS Joycon to an iphone?

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  1. PotatisKnug
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    I tried putting one of the joycons into pair mode but the iphone bluetooth couldn't see it.

    All Android phones can use generic controllers. Why can't ios?
     
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    Because it's Apple
     
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    True...
    But still....
     
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    Because apple locks down their devices.
    Apple devices are garbage
     
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    You don't have to be so harsh with it.
    Android devices are better in my opinion, but ease of use can be worth it to some. (Also social pressure says non-apple devices are trash)
    Some people just want a phone that works out of the box, no hassle with anything.
     
  6. LukeHasAWii

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    You could probably do it by jailbreaking.
     
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    That's a legit option right there.
    It may void the warranty though...
     
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    May want to do a bit of research on it to see if anyone even has got a Nintendo switch joycon to work without lots of lag before jailbreaking. Also you could just get a moga or something because iirc they're compatible with iOS.
     
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    You need jailbreak
     
  11. HaloEliteLegend

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    Noope. Jailbreak it if you really want to.
     
  12. PotatisKnug
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    I'd love to but 9.3.4 is un-jailbreakable... (well, 32bit devices yes. But i have an iphone SE, it runs a 64bit CPU) I don't want ios10. Looks and feels like complete doggypoo.
     
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    You can't use the joy-cons on iOS even with jailbreak (yet).
    I have jailbreak and Controllers for All only support PS3, PS4, Wii U Pro Controller, Wamo (whatever that is) and some iPega controllers.

    I'm sorry but there is no way to do this yet.
     
  14. LukeHasAWii

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    That's unfortunate. Thanks for letting us know.
     
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    Apple devices aren't even that much easier. Especially when it comes to phones. There is basically no reason to get an iPhone over android except if you have a Mac and apple has lured you into their all apple products trap.
     
  17. Beerus

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    there is ios 9.3.4 jb for 64 bit devices PANGU jb
    32 bit jb got released after 64 jb
     
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  18. jaeman109

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    maybe someone just likes the fact that it works out of the box without any hassle
     
  19. dimmidice

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    Android works out of the box without any hassle too. Difference is you have the option to customize it to your hearts content.
    You seem like a real apple fanboy desperately trying to defend an overpriced product regardless of your claims that you prefer android.
     
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    Sorry, iPhones have bluetooth, but like everything else the company does, its on lockdown. It can ONLY be used for apple stuff. You can't even do a basic file transfer with bluetooth. No bluetooth HID controllers work with it unless specifically made for it, etc. MOGA had to make a controller specifically for iPhone, and even that one can only work with generation 5 iPhones. Its ridiculous. This is why I buy Android.

    You mean like all Apple users? Lmao....
     
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