User Guide - Open Controller
Open Controller Devkit Modes and corresponding LED colors:
- DirectInput/Config = Blue (Windows/Mac)
- Nintendo Switch = Yellow (Nintendo Switch)
- Retro/Wired = Orange (GameCube/SNES)
- XInput = Green (Windows/Mac)
To switch modes, first ensure the controller is off.
To power down, hold Select until the LED fades to black.
Hold the button that corresponds with the desired mode. Next, hold select until the LED illuminates. You may release both buttons at this time.
To use Nintendo Switch mode, hold the right button and power the device on. You will see the status LED blink yellow signaling that it is in pairing mode.
On your Nintendo Switch go to the controller menu, and select "Change Grip/Order", you will see the the blinking yellow status light turn to a solid yellow light indicating that it has paired.
Press your left and right bumper buttons and you should see the controller populate on the screen.
After pairing, you can connect the controller to the Nintendo Switch using this mode at any time. Console wake function is not supported at this time.
The Open Controller can connect to PC and Mac through Bluetooth to play your games. XInput is typically the desired mode for playing on PC or Mac, if you experience issues try swapping over to DInput mode.
To connect to your android phone, enter XInput mode and you can find the controller in your Bluetooth settings. You can also enter DInput mode and connect that way as well, however XInput is a newer technology so it may work better with modern phones.
Charging the controller is done through the USB-C port, while charging, the LEDs will pulsate a green glow. When charging is finished the LED will turn a solid blue color.