Nintendo Switch has experienced strong growth since entering the field of portable console gaming. It is a flexible console providing many uses other than the basic gaming aspect. A recent one that has come to light is the use of the Nintendo Joy-Con controller to click photos on your Android device. Yes, you can use it as a remote shutter release to take better selfies or long exposure photos when mounted on a tripod.
The trick was discovered by a Reddit user [Byotan] who shared his hack with the world a few days ago. The user shows how this is done in a very easy and understandable way.
This tip comes in handy for people who are part of the Android ecosystem and own the Nintendo Switch handheld console. By pairing the unique Joy-Con controller with the Android device, the “A” button functions as a remote shutter release for steady shots with the phone.
To do this, once the Bluetooth pairing brings the camera app to the home screen, open it to take a photo. For this you will need to select the app by pressing the “Y” button and depending on the position of the app icon, you need to place the marker on it.
Once it’s selected, you can open the camera app with the Joy-Con, then use the “A” button to function as the click-trigger. It may also vary depending on the phone you have.
For example, on Pixel devices you will just need to press the “A” button while on Samsung devices you will need to use the “B” button to click on the photo. The “X” and “Y” buttons are used to adjust the zoom levels.
You can try this cool hack for yourself and tell us in the comments how it worked with your Android phone. Depending on the brand, we’re sure the process will be a bit different, as with Samsung devices.