How to connect, pair and sync Wii remote with Wii U

It is possible to use one Wii remote or the Wiimote, across different Wii and Wii U consoles. It is famous for its motion sensing capability and is available in various colors. All you have to do is follow a small procedure to sync the Wii remote to the desired Wii console.

Wii U

Follow these steps to Sync Wii remote to Wii U:

  • Connect the sensor bar and place it properly
  • Press the Home button
  • Select Controller Settings
  • From Wii Remote/Other Controllers select Pair
  • To access Sync button on the controller:
    • Press the SYNC button from Wii Remote’s battery compartment (In some models there will be a hole and a tool to access this button directly)
    • If you want to sync more than one remote, press the SYNC button one by one
  • After the completion of the synchronization process, tap Exit
  • Tap Back > Close HOME Menu to return to the Wii U Menu
  • Now Wii remote is ready to be used with Wii U