Thank goodness Nintendo is five steps ahead of you. The switch has a built-in function that allows users to locate the missing controller by remotely activating the vibration function. Although it still requires walking and searching, it is definitely useful.
If you want to know how to find a lost Switch controller without asking everyone, read on.
Steps to Find Missing Switch Controllers
For this method to work, your lost controller must remain paired with your Switch and have enough batteries to vibrate. To call your controller from the wild, open your Switch and tap on the controller icon. Then select the search driver.
On the next screen, you will see all the paired Switch controllers. Tap the icon of the driver you lost and want to find. Then walk around and listen for the vibration.
Note that you must keep clicking the icon of the driver you are looking for during the search. After removing your finger, the vibration function will stop working. You can have a trusted friend click on it when searching for the driver.
Keep Your Enemies Close but Your Switch Controllers Closer
Whether it is JoyCon or Pro out of the box, losing any controller is still annoying. Although they are not without problems, it is not fun to buy new ones. Switching groups makes it easier to share similar-looking controllers with others.
If you want to prevent this from happening again, consider customizing your product to stand out.