Wearing the Wrist Strap
Place your hand through the wrist strap and hold the remote firmly in your hand.
Slide the strap lock up so that the strap will not fall off your wrist. Do not over tighten the strap lock so that it's uncomfortable. It should just be tight enough to hold the wrist strap in place.
The remote uses AA batteries. Nintendo recommends high quality alkaline batteries for best performance and longevity of battery life.
- Remove the battery cover on the back of the Wii Remote and insert two AA batteries.
- Be sure to insert the minus (–) end first when inserting new batteries, and remove the plus (+) end first when replacing the batteries.
- Replace the battery cover.
Synchronising Your Wii Remote with the Wii Console
This procedure allows the remote to communicate with the console. The Wii Remote included with your Wii system has been synchronised with your console at the factory.
There are two different modes of synchronising (syncing).
STANDARD MODE – The Standard Mode procedure is used when adding additional Wii Remotes to your system or if you want to re-synchronise your original remote. Once synchronised, the remote will stay synced to the console unless you overwrite this setting by syncing the remote to a different console.
ONE TIME MODE – This mode allows you to temporarily use your remote on a console other than your own or to use a friend's remote on your console. It does not delete the Standard Mode setting stored in the remote. In this mode, the remote will only communicate with the console while the power is on. When the power is turned off the remote will lose its sync with the console.
Only a Wii Remote in Standard Mode can turn the console power ON or OFF.
Standard Mode Synchronisation
NOTE: Make sure you have placed batteries in the Wii Remote.
- Press the Power button on the Wii console to turn it on.
- Remove the battery cover on the back of the remote and press the SYNC. button inside the cover. The Player LEDs will blink.
- Open the SD Card Slot cover on the front of the Wii console and press the SYNC. button on the inside of the compartment.
- When the Player LED blinking stops, connection is complete. The LED that is illuminated indicates the player number.
This procedure must be followed for each additional Wii Remote added to your system.
One Time Mode Synchronisation
NOTE: This mode temporarily removes the Standard Mode synchronisation setup for all remotes until the power of the Wii console is turned off. When the power is turned back on again, the Standard Mode settings will return.
- Press the HOME Button on a remote that is synchronised with the console.
Select the Wii Remote Settings option from the Home Button menu, then select the Reconnect option.
Press the 1 and 2 Buttons simultaneously on the remote that you want to synchronise with the console.
The order in which you synchronise remotes will set the player order for multiplayer games.
The Player LEDs will blink during the syncing process. When the blinking stops, the connection is complete. The number of LEDs that blink indicates the remaining battery life.