How to Synchronize Wii Remote [3 Methods]
Wii Remote is also known as Wiimote. This remote is a game controller for the Nintendo Wii home video game console. If you want to Start playing with your Nintendo Wii or Wii U, you must synchronize your Wii Remote to the Wii Console. Motion sensing is essential for manipulating gesture recognition and pointing.
How to Sync Wii Remote to a Wii Console
#1. Check if the Motion Sensor bar is plugged into the Wii Console.
#2. Turn On your Wii console and close all the programs running in the background.
#3. Flip down the SD card slot cover on the front of the Wii, and you can find the Red Sync button.
#4. Remove the battery cover from the Wii Remote, and locate the small red sync button near the batteries.
#5. Press and Release the red sync button on your Wii remote. The four LED lights on your Wii Remote will start to blink.
#6.While the lights are blinking, press and release the red sync button on the Wii console.
#7. The Wii remote connects successfully if the four LED lights stop blinking. If one solid blue LED light remains lit, it indicates the player number from 1-4.
Repeat the process to pair other controllers, too, as you can sync upto four Wii controllers to one console.
How to Sync Wii Remote to a Wii U
#1. Turn On the Wii U.
#2. Tap and hold the red sync button on the front of your Wii U. Hold for a few seconds until the sync menu screen appears.
#3. Remove the battery cover from the Wii Remote and locate the small red sync button near the batteries.
#4. Press the red sync button on the back of the Wii Remote until the four LED lights start to blink.
#5. When the connection is successful, only one solid blue LED light will remain lit and show on the screen in the 1 box.
If you want to pair any other controllers, repeat the steps given above. You can connect up to four Wii Remotes to your Wii U, but you can connect only one Gamepad at a time.
How to Sync Wii Remote with a Windows PC
You need a Bluetooth connection to connect your Wii Remotes and Consoles, so we can also connect and pair them with the PC. But you need a motion sensor bar for your computer to use the Wii controller. For instants, use the controller with a Dolphin emulator; we might have to do the following.
#1. Right-click the Bluetooth icon at the bottom and select Add Bluetooth Device from the list.
#2. Tap and hold 1 and 2 buttons simultaneously on your Wii remote. And the LED light starts to blink.
#3. Select the device Nintendo RVL and tap Next to proceed.
#4. Select the pair without entering the passcode and Tap the Next button. Wait until it pairs with your PC.
#5. Launch the Dolphin emulator and Tap the Wiimote icon at the top of your screen.
#6. Select real Wiimote from the Input source menu.
Your Wii remote is ready to play with your Windows PC, including Windows 10 and 11.
Troubleshoot Wii Remote
Wii remote will not work if it is not synchronized properly. Or if it is synchronized properly, but the cursor doesn’t appear on the screen.
- Close the background running apps or games, and navigate to your home screen to synchronize your Wii remote.
- Change the Batteries of your Wii Remote. The Wii remote needs two AA batteries. Or Reset the Wii Remote by removing the batteries and reinserting the batteries again.
- Reset your Wii remote or Wii U. Unplug your Wii console or Wii U from the power cord, wait for a few minutes, plug in back into the power cord, and then try to synchronize the devices.
- If the cursor does not appear on the screen, check if the motion sensor bar is plugged in and placed correctly near your screen. Try to pair again.
- Unpair or remove the Dolphin emulator from Bluetooth, and pair it again to synchronize the Wii remote with the PC.
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