If you enjoy playing games like Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch but you prefer PC controller layout, you’re in luck. On Nintendo Switch, you can use your keyboard and mouse to enter passwords, annotate photos, and even play games.

The information in this article applies to the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite .

What you need to play games with your keyboard and mouse on your Nintendo Switch

To play games using the keyboard and mouse on the Switch, you may need to purchase additional peripherals. The best option is Gamesir VX AimSwitch. This is a set gaming keyboard and mouse compatible with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 PS3 and Xbox One . The Delta Essentials keyboard and mouse combo is nearly identical in design, functionality, and price.

Collection of game controllers, keyboards, mice and headsets

If you already have a gaming keyboard that you love, there are also USB adapters like the HYCRUS Keyboard and Mouse for Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and PS3. Other options include the C91 Keyboard and Mouse Adapter and the Delta Essentials Adapter.

You can also connect a gaming mouse and keyboard using the Cronusmax Plus gaming adapter in combination with a PS4-Wii U adapter such as Gam3Gear Brook; however, the cost is equivalent to AimSwitch, so if you don’t already have these peripherals, it makes sense to buy an AimSwitch.

Nintendo Switch keyboard and mouse support

Most USB keyboards are compatible with Nintendo Switch, but you can’t play games with a regular keyboard. However, you can use it to enter passwords and other text. Many people find the physical keyboard to be much more convenient than the Switch’s on-screen keyboard for things like adding comments to screenshots you upload to social media. Connection standard gaming mouse switch will have no effect.

Some companies make keyboards exclusively for the Switch, but the only difference is that they have side slots for Joy-Con controllers . However, since you still can’t play games with the keyboard itself, there’s no reason to buy a dedicated Switch-only keyboard.

Many PS4 headsets also compatible with Nintendo Switch.

How to Connect a Keyboard to a Nintendo Switch

You can connect any USB keyboard to one of the USB ports on the Switch dock. The switch should detect the keyboard immediately. No additional settings are required.

You can connect any USB keyboard to one of the USB ports on the Switch dock.

You can also use the keypad when the switch is in manual mode by using converter USB in USB-C . You can even use a wireless keyboard with a switch. Just plug in bluetooth dongle to the Switch dock and it should work automatically.

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