Joy-Con can be used as a remote shutter for Android phones

Nintendo Switch has been going strong in its own right since it entered the realm of handheld gaming. It is a flexible console that offers many uses in addition to the central aspect of games. A recent one that has come to light is using the Nintendo Joy-Con controller to click photos on your Android device. Yes, you can use it as a remote shutter to take better selfies or long exposure shots while mounted on a tripod.

The trick has been discovered by a Reddit user [Byotan] who shared his trick with the world a few days ago. The user demonstrates how it is done in a very simple and understandable way.

This trick is useful for people who are in the Android ecosystem and own the Nintendo Switch portable console. When pairing the single Joy-Con controller with the Android device, the “A” button functions as a remote shutter button for steady shots with the phone.

To do so, after Bluetooth pairing brings the Camera app to the home screen, open it to take a photo. To do this, you must select the application by pressing the “Y” button and, depending on the position of the application icon, you must place the marker on it.

Once selected, you can open the camera app with the Joy-Con and then use the “A” button to act as the shutter button. It can also vary depending on the phone you have.

For example, on Pixel devices, you simply need to press the “A” button, while on Samsung devices, you will need to use the “B” button to click the shot. The “X” and “Y” buttons are used to adjust the zoom levels.

You can try this cool trick for yourself and let us know in the comments how it worked with your Android phone. Depending on the brand, we are sure that the process will be a little different, as in the case of Samsung devices.

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