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The Nintendo Switch is a great handheld console, but there are some things that it can’t do that other consoles can. Perhaps you have been wondering if you can connect a Bluetooth keyboard to a Nintendo Switch?
No, you cannot connect a Bluetooth keyboard to your Nintendo Switch directly. The Nintendo Switch doesn’t have built-in support for Bluetooth keyboards. So there is no way you are going to connect a Bluetooth keyboard directly to your Nintendo Switch.
Read on as I show you some other ways to use a keyboard with your Nintendo Switch.
Can I Use a Bluetooth Keyboard with a Nintendo Switch?
No. As I mentioned earlier, the Nintendo Switch does not have built-in support for Bluetooth keyboards. So you cannot directly use a Bluetooth keyboard with your Nintendo Switch.
Just like the PS4 and Xbox One, the Nintendo switch supports keyboards and mice. However, it is USB-only.
If you want to use a keyboard with your Nintendo Switch, then it has to be wired or wireless (USB). You can buy keyboards made specifically for the Nintendo switch on Amazon. These are USB only, and they come in various shapes and sizes.
Is there a way to go around this and use a Bluetooth keyboard? Yes, there is, and I look at it below:
How to Use a Bluetooth Keyboard with Nintendo Switch
You can use a Bluetooth keyboard with your Nintendo Switch by using a Bluetooth adapter. This is a small USB device that you plug into your Nintendo Switch, and it will allow you to use a Bluetooth keyboard.
There are many different adapters on the market, so make sure you get one compatible with your specific keyboard. I have used this method to connect my MacBook Pro keyboard to my Nintendo Switch, and it works great.
Why Doesn’t Nintendo Switch Support Bluetooth Keyboards?
The reason is simple. The console doesn’t have a built-in Bluetooth adapter. This is likely because Nintendo wants you to buy the official Switch Pro Controller.
Can I Use a Wireless Keyboard with a Nintendo Switch?
Yes, there is a way you can use a wireless keyboard with your Nintendo Switch. You will need to buy a wireless split mouse/keyboard controller designed for the Nintendo Switch.
One of the best controllers on the shelves is the GameSir VX AimSwitch. It’s a great controller that works with both the Nintendo Switch and Windows PC. It comes with a wireless dongle that plugs into your Nintendo Switch, and it has a built-in rechargeable battery.
So there you have it. You can use a Bluetooth keyboard with your Nintendo Switch by using a Bluetooth adapter, or you can use a wireless keyboard by using a special controller designed for the Nintendo Switch. So whatever your needs are, there is a way to use a keyboard with your Nintendo Switch.
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Espen is the Director of ProPairing and has written extensively about Bluetooth devices for years. He is a consumer product expert and has personally tested Bluetooth devices for the last decade.