2 Ways to Sync Wii Remote

Many users who have a Nintendo Wii remote, and have purchased a new Wii controller (remote) for their console have had issues setting up the new Wii Remote. This is because if the new remote does not connect via Bluetooth, it cannot be used with your Wii.

How to Sync Wii Remote

If you have a Nintendo Wii and are having trouble configuring your new remote, try the instructions below to see if they help you connect your controller.

Make sure the sensor bar is centered on top of or below your TV device before attempting the solutions. In addition, the distance between you and the TV equipment should be between 3 to 10 feet.

Check for other infrared light sources that could interfere with the sensor bar. You should also eliminate any radio frequencies that could disrupt the remote and console. Turning off wireless equipment such as keyboards, mouse, and cordless phones is a smart idea.

The first Method: Remove the battery cover

The first thing to do is switch on your Wii and wait for the console to boot up. Remove the new controller’s battery cover. After that, push the new controller’s sync to hold it on till all of the blue LEDs on the front brightens and blink.

Now locate and push the sync button on the Wii system, located beneath the SD card slot. To know if the controller is successfully linked to your console, the blue LEDs on the controller will stop blinking.


If the problem is with your device, use Restoro Repair to scan the repositories and replace any corrupt or missing files. This works in most cases where a system flaw causes the problem, and

Restoro is available for download. Try the second method if you still can’t get your controller to connect.

The second method: Invest in some new batteries.

Weak batteries can make your controller not sync properly with your console. If the prior approach didn’t work and you still can’t get the new controller to sync, use the following way:

  • Purchase replacement batteries for the new controller and discard the old ones.
  • Turn off your console and remove the power cord as soon as possible.
  • Unplug the cord for at least 30-60 seconds before plugging it back in.

Then wait until the console has completed its booting process and is ready to use. Now try to sync your new controller again, and try method one again, making sure you follow all of the procedures.

Some people believe that you need to long-press for a few seconds, even though holding the sync button isn’t required. If you follow all of the methods above, your new controller should successfully sync with your Wii console.

Hint: If none of the methods above works, we recommend utilizing Restoro Repair Tool to check repositories and repair corrupt and missing data. This works in a lot of cases where a system flaw causes the problem, and Restoro will also maximize the performance of your system.