Zero 2 FAQ

  • What is the difference between Zero 2 and Zero?
    • Exterior design
    • A. Controller body color
    • B. Branding
    • Compatibility
    • Zero 2 - Switch, Windows 10, macOS, Steam, Android and Raspberry Pi
    • Zero - Windows 10, iOS, Android and Raspberry Pi
    • Firmware
    • Zero 2 - upgrade-able firmware
    • Zero - firmware can not be upgraded
    • Special controller mode
    • Zero 2 - N/A
    • Zero - iCade mode for iOS and camera selfie mode

  • Does Zero 2 have Home button when connected to Switch?
    • DOWN + SELECT = Home button when connected to Switch.

  • Does Zero 2 have motion controls and vibration?
    • No, it does not have either.

  • How can I fix it when my Zero 2 freezes?
    • Press and hold START button for 8 seconds to force turn off the controller first, then press START again to turn it back on.

  • Does Dpad on Zero 2 function as a joystick or Dpad?
    • Its mapping by default is left joystick. However, it can be mapped as:
    • LEFT + Select : set Dpad as left analogue stick
    • Up + Select : reset Dpad
    • Right + Select : set Dpad as right analogue stick
    • *Press and hold any of the key combinations above for 5 seconds to set the mapping.
    • *LED will blink in red to indicate the success of each mapping.
    • *You need to reset the Dpad manually.

  • How can I get to the menu page when playing Switch Online games?
    • Select+Start = ZL+ZR to bring out the menu.

  • What systems does it work with? Does it auto reconnect to those systems?
    • It works with Switch, Switch Lite, Windows 10, macOS, Android, Raspberry Pi.
    • It does auto reconnect to all the systems mentioned above with the press of START once they have been successfully paired.

  • How do I charge the controller? How long does the battery last when fully charged?
    • We suggest you charge it via a phone power adapter.
    • The controller uses 180mAh rechargeable battery with 1-2 hour charging time. The battery can last up to 8 hours when fully charged.

  • How can I use Zero 2 to control painting applications on my phone/tablet?
    • A. Press R+Start to turn on the controller.
    • B. Go to your iOS device bluetooth setting, choose ‘8BitDo Zero 2’ to pair.
    • C. Go to your painting App and set the controller as ‘keyboard’ before using.
    • *Suggested App - Clip Studio Paint

  • Can I use this controller via the USB connection?
    • No, you can not. The USB connection is for firmware upgrade and power charging only.

  • Does Zero 2 work with 8BitDo retro receivers and USB adapters?
    • Yes, it does. It works with all 8BitDo retro receivers as well as USB adapters.

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